LAKEPORT, CA – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications Office is hosting a FirstNet Town Hall on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Lakeport Superior Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 255 Forbes St., Lakeport, California from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

In February 2012, Congress enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), containing provisions to advance public safety capabilities in the United States. The Act directs the establishment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and the creation of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet’s vision is to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety.

As California’s point of contact for FirstNet and in collaboration with Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, CalOES is committed to working with state and local emergency first responders to ensure that the NPSBN meets the needs of first responders and public safety workers across California.

At the Town Hall participants will be able to hear directly from a FirstNet representative regarding FirstNet’s national service vision, service offers and applications; learn about California’s developments and current initiatives; hear how FirstNet will impact public safety communications and other local perspectives.

Space is limited; please register by email CalFRN@caloes.ca.gov or by phone 916-657-9172 if you plan to attend

Future town hall meetings are planned for:

• Santa Ana, California
• Bakersfield, California
• Vacaville, California

We hope that you can attend the Lakeport town hall. The meeting is open to the public, so please feel free to forward this information to other public safety constituents. If you have any questions regarding the town hall event, please contact our team by email CalFRN@caloes.ca.gov or by phone 916-657-9172.