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The PSBTA Technical Solution Webinar Series presents:

FirstNet, built with AT&T Lean-In Webinars

Sharing information & data during a pandemic

Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00 am PDT, 10:00 am MDT, 11:00 am CDT, 12:00 pm EDT

COVID-19 continues to tax finite public safety resources, underscoring the need for efficient and effective information sharing tools. Since it appears as if the pandemic will be challenging us for the foreseeable future, take 60 minutes to explore how three FirstNet-approved apps (10-21 Police Phone, Pulsara, and Rave PANIC Button) help agencies share critical information and engage with the community during these difficult times.

Moderator

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.


Speakers

Corey Ricketson, Regional Vice President, Pulsara

Corey Ricketson started his career with Austin-Travis County EMS where he served as a Commander on the Special Operations Division. Additionally, Corey was a member of Texas Task Force 1, Texas’ disaster response team, and has seen the challenges of communication silos when operating outside normal operations. Notably, the first days of Hurricane Katrina were particularly challenging as there was a complete lack of infrastructure. Corey is passionate about process improvement and streamlining the communications process and spent 10 years with ESO Solutions as a small startup. Corey is now a Regional VP for Pulsara and has implemented large regions specifically for COVID mitigation.

Kurt Thomas, Training Lead, Callyo

Kurt has been with callyo for over 4 years. He started out with the Technical Support Team, then transitioned to Training Lead focusing on creating training videos for the user guide, conducting in person and virtual training sessions, and facilitating monthly live webinars on Callyo services. Prior to Callyo, Kurt spent 13 years in the Cellular Technology Industry providing high level technical support for Roaming, SMS, MMS, and the Amber Alert System.



William Homer, MBA, ENP, Sr. Director of Solutions Architecture, Rave Mobile Safety

Sr. Director of Solutions Architecture Bill is a results-driven information technology and operations leader with experience and success in business operations, emergency notification and communications, 9-1-1 PSAP IT, telecom, web technologies, and client services. With 20 years of experience, Bill possesses a solid understanding of both the business and technical aspects of a successful solution launch. Bill has professional experience in wireless services, higher education, web support services, and software development. Bill's educational background includes: B.S. - Business Admin, Nazareth College, 1991 M.B.A. Webster University, 1997 Bill served 7 years in active duty U.S. Navy service. LT, SC, USN He has been Rave for over 13 years, with extensive knowledge and background in all Rave products and services, and has performed and overseen over hundreds of individual deployments of Rave's platform technologies.


Steve Devine, FirstNet Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy

Stephen Devine is a Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy providing public safety support and advocacy to the FirstNet Built With AT&T implementation. This includes: Ensuring that the public safety user base is educated and aware as to the value proposition of FirstNet public safety broadband offerings; To make public safety aware of the efficiencies, value and new capabilities inherent in the FirstNet technologies, applications and services developed to support public safety needs; To promote internal discussions between public safety jurisdictions and disciplines focused on compatibility and consistent use of new and evolving public safety broadband resources.

Stephen first joined AT&T in May 2017 after a lifelong career in public safety communications in positions where he addressed a number of topics including public safety technologies, operations, spectrum use and regulatory issues. His longtime focus has been on outreach to public safety agencies to ensure their communication needs were being met with standardized technologies and policies.


FirstNet   Pulsara    Callyo   RAVE Mobile Safety   


 

The PSBTA Technical Solution Webinar Series presents:

How to Deploy an Innovative and Cost-Effective Body Camera Solution

Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT

First responders are facing unique and unprecedented challenges in incident response and community engagement. Capturing conditions, dialogue, location data, and so much more, is becoming increasingly critical to effective mitigation and community transparency. Body camera systems are an irrefutable way to capture all facets of community engagement. Complicating the situation, however, is the ongoing strain on the public safety agency’s budgets.

With three easy to acquire and deploy components any agency can stand up a robust, compliant, and reliable body camera system. Join us for a discussion on how Kyocera devices and Visual Labs software can be optimized on the FirstNet public safety broadband network to deploy quick and affordable body cameras for all your first responders.

Moderator

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.

Speakers

Angela Spain, Accounting Director, Kyocera

Angela Spain has been the Kyocera Account Director has been in telecommunications since 2003. She has 12 years of medical background experience. Angela previously worked as an EMT in the State of North Carolina. Angela was with AT&T for 8 years where she was the liaison for state and local conferences, sales, and consultations, as well as increasing awareness and education of Kyocera products. She joined the FirstNet team at AT&T prior to coming to Kyocera in 2019. She now supports the AT&T team with a focus on FirstNet. She has a passion for connecting people with solutions and technology in the areas that need it most - Public Safety. She truly believes in the Kyocera philosophy: “The customer first and always do the right thing”.


Alexander Popof, Chief Operating Officer, Visual Labs

For the past six years, Alexander has been the Chief Operating Officer of Visual Labs, a public safety software company that calls itself the body camera company that does not make body cameras. Alexander has been involved in all business aspects of the company as well as management of the customer support, training and sales teams. Alexander has spoken about software and technology for numerous organizations including the International Associate of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Communications and Technology Committee. Alexander holds a BS in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.


FirstNet   Visual Labs    DuraForce Pro 2 by Kyocera   


 

The PSBTA Technical Solution Webinar Series presents:

FirstNet, built with AT&T Lean-In Webinars

Harsh 2020 wildfire season predicted, complicated by COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:00 am PDT, 10:00 am MDT, 11:00 am CDT, 12:00 pm EDT

The 2020 wildfire season has started with responders battling the Big Horn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Forestry officials are predicting a harsh wildfire season - one complicated by COVID-19. Take 60 minutes to learn about ways in which FirstNet and FirstNet-approved apps like Fleet Complete, Explorer for ArcGIS from Esri and Response for FirstNet from Intrepid can make a dramatic difference in you state of readiness.

Moderator

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.

Speakers

Michelle Hardy, Channel Director of FirstNet, Government and Education, Fleet Complete

Michelle Hardy is the AT&T Fleet Complete Channel Director of FirstNet, Government, and Education and a Veteran Fire Fighter. Today, Michelle is responsible for helping transportation fleets in the government, first responder, and education sectors improve their operations. Michelle knows safety and not only has dedicated her professional life to helping communities be safer, but is also the driving force behind the Fleet Complete’s Vision Zero Network partnership.

The mission of her day-to-day work includes the development of innovative ways to support communities. Working alongside FirstNet and AT&T has been rewarding from day one. As a veteran first responder herself within the Fire Department – alongside her 17-year law enforcement and Army Veteran spouse – the vision and passion for public safety runs in her family.

Michelle holds a B.A. in Organizational Management.


Mike King, Director of Emergency Communications & Fraud Solutions at Esri

For the past 40 years, Mike King has worked with law enforcement around the world on criminal investigations, real-time crime centers and emergency communications. Before public retirement in 2004, he served in every division of policing, retiring as Chief of Staff in the Utah Attorney General’s Office. He served as co-chair of the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) National Advisory Board and as Director of UTAP, the Utah criminal Tracking and Analysis Project. King is a board member of the Cold Case Foundation, where he joins former colleagues in profiling criminal cases. He is a 6-time published author who has appeared on numerous documentaries including the Emmy Award winning production, “Who Killed King Tut?”

 

Mike Cox, Director of Fire & EMS Solutions at Esri

Mike Cox is the Director of Fire and EMS Solutions for Esri, the world leader in GIS technology. Mike’s responsibilities include advocating how fire and EMS agencies leverage geospatial information and technology to achieve their response and recovery goals. As a member of the Public Safety Industry Marketing team, he works collaboratively with GIS professionals to promote the broad use of Esri’s ArcGIS platform within fire and EMS. Mike retired from the Henrico County, VA Fire Department after 27 years of service. He served as the Deputy Chief with responsibilities including operations, emergency management, community risk reduction, planning, accreditation, budget, and human resources. He is also a member of the Central Virginia All Hazard Incident Management Team, was the technical rescue team leader, and served as a haz mat specialist on the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Regional Haz Mat Team.


Bruce Dowlen, Director of Marketing, Intrepid Networks

Bruce Dowlen, Intrepid Networks Marketing Thought Leader, directing and executing compelling and meaningful campaigns pushing the boundaries of how storytelling and strategic targeting can advance our client's interests and ensure adaptability to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Bruce knows what truly drives conversions.

Bruce started his career in the entertainment industry, directing/producing "B" movies and countless TV commercials. Moving from there to Art Director for Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, FL, notably working on the Tree of Life, that park's main attraction. In the early 2000's he launched DDGroup, a full-service positioning and branding design firm serving clients from around the world like Patrone, Absolute, HardRock Hotels, Disney entertainment, and Formula One race teams. Later migrating to the publishing industry, where he was instrumental in growing revenues over 1.5 billion for an industry-leading Publishing House.

When I am not pushing the limits of marketing and design, you can find me surfing Florida's pitifully small waves or spending quality time with my wife and Kids cruising in classic cars.

 

Steve Devine, FirstNet Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy

Stephen Devine is a Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy providing public safety support and advocacy to the FirstNet Built With AT&T implementation. This includes: Ensuring that the public safety user base is educated and aware as to the value proposition of FirstNet public safety broadband offerings; To make public safety aware of the efficiencies, value and new capabilities inherent in the FirstNet technologies, applications and services developed to support public safety needs; To promote internal discussions between public safety jurisdictions and disciplines focused on compatibility and consistent use of new and evolving public safety broadband resources.

Stephen first joined AT&T in May 2017 after a lifelong career in public safety communications in positions where he addressed a number of topics including public safety technologies, operations, spectrum use and regulatory issues. His longtime focus has been on outreach to public safety agencies to ensure their communication needs were being met with standardized technologies and policies.

 

FirstNet   Visual Labs       


 

The PSBTA Technical Solution Webinar Series presents:

FirstNet, built with AT&T Lean-In Webinars

Hurricanes Won't Be Diverted by COVID-19

Aired Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:00 am PDT, 10:00 am MDT, 11:00 am CDT, 12:00 pm EDT

With the start of hurricane season, first responders, emergency managers and healthcare professionals are faced with the possibility of managing two large-scale emergencies at once. The size and complexity of dealing with severe weather events has grown in recent years as we experience larger and more devastating storms. Couple that complexity with social distancing and other mitigation techniques made necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, and even the "new normal" isn't so normal. Take 60 minutes to learn how FirstNet and FirstNet-approved apps like Groupdolists, RumbleUp and Mutualink can help.

Moderator

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.

Speakers

Thomas Peters, Founder & CEO, RumbleUp

Thomas Peters is the Founder & CEO of RumbleUp, a platform that enables human-powered text conversations at scale. RumbleUp clients have sent over 50 million text messages since 2018. Thomas has 12 years experience in the online organizing space, first using social media, then custom smartphone apps, and finally, text messaging. He lives in Washington, DC.


Dan Willingham, Director of Carrier Relations, MutuaLink

Dan Willingham is Mutualink’s Director of Carrier Relations, working with the AT&T and FirstNet sales channel. Dan’s experience includes 6 years as an AT&T Applications Sales Executive and 7 years of active duty in the US Air Force. He also consulted for several years on behalf of IoT, software and application solutions for state and local government and public safety, as well as commercial and healthcare. Today Dan brings all his background together to introduce you to Mutualink’s Edge IWS interoperability.


Michael J. Sher, CEO & Founder, Groupdolists

Michael Sher is CEO and founder of Groupdolists, a purpose-built provider of advanced government incident management, crisis management and COOP solutions. Michael has been building tools for the emergency and incident management markets since 2001, when he co-founded Send Word Now in New York City immediately following the incidents of 9/11.

He also founded Centrallo, which powers Groupdolists in 2013, to help teams responsible for the safety and security of people, assets, brand, supply chain and reputation, to instantly take control of any unexpected disruption. Throughout his career, Michael has worked with hundreds of government agencies and corporations helping them identify highest and best uses for the technology he and his teams have developed. Michael graduated from Elon University with a major in business administration.

 

Steve Devine, FirstNet Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy

Stephen Devine is a Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy providing public safety support and advocacy to the FirstNet Built With AT&T implementation. This includes: Ensuring that the public safety user base is educated and aware as to the value proposition of FirstNet public safety broadband offerings; To make public safety aware of the efficiencies, value and new capabilities inherent in the FirstNet technologies, applications and services developed to support public safety needs; To promote internal discussions between public safety jurisdictions and disciplines focused on compatibility and consistent use of new and evolving public safety broadband resources.

Stephen first joined AT&T in May 2017 after a lifelong career in public safety communications in positions where he addressed a number of topics including public safety technologies, operations, spectrum use and regulatory issues. His longtime focus has been on outreach to public safety agencies to ensure their communication needs were being met with standardized technologies and policies.

 

FirstNet   Visual Labs       


 

How to Leverage Body Cameras for More than Video and Audio

Aired Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:00 am PDT, 11:00 am MDT, 12:00 pm CDT, 1:00 pm EDT

In the midst of challenging times, agencies are looking for creative ways to reduce expenses without sacrificing public safety. By leveraging technology and our Nation’s only fully designated broadband network, FirstNet, agencies can increase productivity and reduce operational inefficiencies in an area that might be surprising to some -- body worn cameras (BWC)

Traditionally, body cameras have been thought of as a device that simply records video and audio. The typical BWC system requires an officer to return to the station to place the device in a dock in order to upload each day’s footage or connect the device to external hardware that is not available in many situations. With FirstNet and Visual Labs technology, significant functionality has been added to the recording devices, simplifying the upload, storage, and review process without compromising security. This webinar will talk about stream-lining typical BWC applications, in addition to exploring new and creative ways to put these systems to use in non-traditional ways.

Moderator

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.

Speakers

William Burleson, Chief of Police, Winfield, Missouri

Chief Burleson began his career in 2004 with the Byrnesmill, Missouri Police Department at 21 years of age. He served as an Officer there until 2012 when he accepted a position with the Kimmswick, Missouri Police Department, later becoming Chief of that agency in 2013. In 2017, he accepted the position of Chief of Police for the Winfield Missouri Police Department where he has since received further training at the Gateway Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), an Executive Leadership Survival course put on by LEEDS and the FBI. He also has served the community as an active member of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Greater St. Louis Council of Boy Scouts of America, and has worked closely with several other community partners in the St. Louis area. He has been married to his wife, Nicole for 15 years and has three children.


Karl Wilmes, Chief of Police (Retired), Federal Heights, Colorado

Karl Wilmes has established a career as an executive leader and senior advisor in law enforcement. He has led three agencies including serving as Homeland Security Director for the State of Colorado. He also spent 10 years with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) serving as Deputy Director and overseeing the Bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Systems section. He served as the Chief of Police for the City of Federal Heights, Colorado for three years beginning in January 2015. He has a broad range of local, state, and national experience in law enforcement, public safety and security. Currently, he provides consulting services to law enforcement agencies in a variety of areas, including CJIS (data sharing), biometrics, strategic planning, investigations, training, and liability reduction. Karl is a graduate of the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government leadership program, the 187th session of the FBI National Academy and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.


Alexander Popof, Chief Operating Officer, Visual Labs

For the past six years, Alexander has been the Chief Operating Officer of Visual Labs, a public safety software company that calls itself the body camera company that does not make body cameras. Alexander has been involved in all business aspects of the company as well as management of the customer support, training and sales teams. Alexander has spoken about software and technology for numerous organizations including the International Associate of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Communications and Technology Committee. Alexander holds a BS in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.

 

Visual Labs     

 


Communications in Complex Incidents: Salt Lake Earthquake During COVID-19 Pandemic

Aired Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:00 am PDT, 12:00 am MDT, 1:00 pm CDT, 2:00 pm EDT

In the midst of an escalating COVID-19 pandemic response, the Salt Lake Valley was struck with a 5.7 earthquake. Complex hazardous materials incidents, collapsing structures, and medical responses taxed the LMR and commercial broadband networks. All tiers of government, from mayors to frontline response personnel had to assess and communicate minute-to-minute status reports. While commercial cellular networks were congested due to heavy usage, agencies using FirstNet had reliable access and capacity on the FirstNet network.

Dave Herrman, Salt Lake City Fire IT specialist, and Dustin Dern, Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief and Operations Section Chief for the Incident Management Team, will share their stories and experience with FirstNet in a large-scale event. Garett Doyle, Regional Manager with the FirstNet Program at AT&T, and Tracey Murdock, from the First Responder Network Authority, will discuss the earthquake response from the perspective of their respective agencies and address the future of FirstNet and the ongoing reinvestment and further development of the network.

Presented By:

First Responder Network Authority    

First Responder Network Authority   

 

 


  

COVID-19: Secure Connectivity for Rapid First and Emergency Response

Aired 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.

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Sustaining Connectivity During Compounding Emergencies: Collaboration Models Between Public Safety, FirstNet & Sierra Wireless

Aired Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:00 am PDT, 10:00 am MDT, 11:00 am CDT, 12:00 pm EDT

In these unprecedented times, public safety officials, healthcare workers, school administrators, and communications providers are cooperating like never before. Connectivity, interoperability, and coverage play a key role in smooth and coordinated mitigation efforts. Learn how your community can benefit from the experiences and stories that are being written every day from across the country, as staying connected becomes increasingly more attainable with a powerful network and the tools to optimize its use.

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COVID-19 Response: Rapidly Deployable Network for Healthcare

Aired Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:00 am PDT, 12:00pm MDT, 1:00pm CDT, 2:00pm EDT

Medical professionals and emergency responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are doing vital work — and they’re doing it anywhere and everywhere. From tents in parking lots to open buildings, hotels, and other locations, these emergency response teams need mission-critical cellular and on-site networks to keep essential technology, such as laptops, tablets, printers and medical equipment, always connected and operational.

Join us to learn how AT&T and Cradlepoint can help frontline healthcare providers rapidly deploy secure and reliable on-site wireless networks with FirstNet cellular connectivity to support pop-up testing, quarantine, and healthcare delivery sites.

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CONTACT:

Martha Ellis - PSBTA Executive Director
(801) 599-3100
mellis@thePSBTA.org

 

 

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