COVID-19: Secure Connectivity for Rapid First and Emergency Response
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, police and fire departments, EMS, military units, and other emergency response organizations face unprecedented challenges. Mobile network connectivity is of the utmost importance in a crisis —enabling highly reliable access to critical applications, near real-time communications, and data from IoT devices such as surveillance cameras. Whether deployed in a pop-up site, vehicle or mobile command center, wireless networks with FirstNet® cellular connectivity are essential to a safe and effective response.
Join us to learn how emergency service providers are leveraging enterprise-grade LTE and FirstNet cellular networks to securely connect first and emergency personnel in the field.
Attendees will explore:
· How responders can rely on wireless connectivity while out in the field and maintain constant access to mission-critical devices and apps.
· How pop-up sites for testing and mobile command centers can be rapidly deployed with access to reliable and secure cellular connectivity.
· How emergency responder organizations can utilize FirstNet for Band 14 expanded spectrum and priority and preemption across the AT&T network.
Division Chief Martha Ellis, Executive Director for the Public Safety Broadband Technology Association
Chief Ellis has twenty-three years’ experience as a wildland and structural firefighter. She served as the Salt Lake City Fire Marshal for over 5-years and concluded her career as the Division Chief over the Logistics, Emergency Management, and the Fire Intelligence Liaison programs. She holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, a Masters in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and a Masters in Legal Studies from the S.J. Quinney School of Law and the University of Utah.
Jonathan Fischer, Vice President, Cradlepoint
Jonathan Fischer is the Vice President of North American Carrier Development at Cradlepoint with a focus on AT&T and FirstNet. Jonathan is also a 20 year Veteran Firefighter and Life Member with the Peters Township Fire Department (PTFD). As a Firefighter specialized in Interior Firefighting, vehicle rescue, and swift water rescue. Jon was also part of PTFD Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) where he and his team earned the Medal of Honor - Gallantry for a Firefighter save in 2007. Jon also served 10 years on the Washington County HazMat team.
Larry Ewert, CISSP - FAST TEAM
Larry Ewert has been supporting the public sector as a Complex Solutions SME- Verizon Public Safety Team from 2003-2017, an Information Systems Security Professional, a Results-driven Solutions Architect with response operations support experience, a Mobile First Responder solutions consultation to support CJIS readiness and compliance, Smart City/IoT- private network design and implementation,Telecommunications CSC Member, Infragard, and a National Organization of Technical Investigators (NATIA) - private sector partner. Larry holds industry certifications as a Certified Info-Sec Systems Security Professional (CISSP), SEC+, Cisco CCNA, and Cisco CCENT.