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Arizona FirstNet Program League of Arizona Cities and Towns Phoenix, AZ – August 21, 2014 This document was prepared by Arizona Department of Administration.

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1 Arizona FirstNet Program League of Arizona Cities and Towns Phoenix, AZ – August 21, 2014 This document was prepared by Arizona Department of Administration using funds under award 04-10-S13004 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NTIA, DOC, or FirstNet.

2 What is Arizona FirstNet? Funded by the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) providing $118M nationally for states to perform outreach and collect data for planning the NPSBN Program within the Broadband Planning & Public Safety Communications office in ADOA-ASET along with 9-1-1 and Broadband Planning Two main components of the SLIGP: Education and Outreach: to inform and educate public safety stakeholders statewide; to determine how the new technology may impact governance and operations Data Collection and Coverage: to collect agency data, coverage requirements, budget considerations, to determine possible participants and possible shared infrastructure

3 AZPSBN Workgroup - established Nov 2012 Jerry Simpson, Phoenix Fire Comm Jesse Cooper, Phoenix PD Comm John Minick, Mesa Comm Kevin Rogers, DPS Comm Mark Schroeder, Phoenix Water Mike Worrell, Phoenix Fire Morgan Hoaglin, ADEM/Private Pete Weaver, Maricopa EM Richard Langevin, Maricopa EM Ron Parks, Chandler PD Scott Somers, Mesa City Council Steven Campbell, El Mirage PD Alex Deshuk, Mesa IT Bill Phillips, Phoenix IT Bob Hollister, Cochise Comm Eddie Carrera, Yuma Comm Cathy Allen, Coconino Sheriff Dale Shaw, Mesa Exec Dave Collett, Peoria Comm David Felix, Phoenix Exec David Verley, Bullhead City Fire Doug Mummert, Phoenix Fire Harry Beck, Mesa Fire Jay Vargo, Pinal IT Jeremy Knoll, DPS SWIC Arizona Public Safety Broadband Network Workgroup

4 Education and Outreach Elements Website – List-serv and mail manager Surveys County Level meetings Local meetings Tribal meetings Association meetings Federal reporting Governor’s Office briefings

5 2014 AZ Education & Outreach County Kickoff meetings Regional Wireless Systems Boards (RWC, TRWC, PC-WIN, YRCS) Tribes, Associations, Elected Officials, State Agencies – Tribal Telecom and Technology Summit – National Tribal Assistance Coordination Group Workshop – Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs – Arizona Fire Districts Association – Arizona Ambulance Association – Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police – League of Arizona Cities and Towns – Department of Corrections Planning for more Tribal, Association, Elected and State Agency outreach and many more localized meetings within each county

6 Local Agency Focus Arizona has about 800 public safety agencies with about 1400 locations Regardless of jurisdiction, we’re looking at the local agency level because that is where the relationships are established – DPS sub-stations – Local federal agency representation Many of the tribal public safety agencies are already members of Regional Wireless Systems

7 Multi-State & Multi-County

8 State Consultation Process

9 Main Stages – Key meeting topics Initial Consultation – Process, Users, Agencies, Coverage, Outreach Preliminary Design Review (PDR) & Data Collection – Coverage, Data Collection, Public Safety Grade Intermediate Design Review (IDR) – Assets, Coverage, Priority, Security, Training Draft State Plan Review – Complete Draft Plan Final State Plan Review – Governor’s Office

10 Eligible User Examples Primary or First Responders: – Law Enforcement – Fire Fighters – Emergency Medical Service Secondary or Support (examples) – Departments of Transportation* – Public Works – Search and Rescue teams – Utilities – Private Ambulances* – ??? whoever you work with on a regular basis

11 LTE Network Ruthless!! Preemption…

12 Agency Validation Agency List – Multi-source list Metropolitan / Rural / Tribal POCs State, County, Local and Tribal agencies Federal agencies within the area Points of contact from each agency (for later) Multi-city, Multi-County, Multi-Tribal

13 Coverage Considerations Critical Infrastructure – Power plants, Dams, Water Supply Heavy use areas although low in population – Grand Canyon Seasonal Issues – Fire season and then flooding Planned events Southern border Office of Emergency Communications – AZ Coverage Workshop Video -

14 Nothing, AZ -T-Mobile -SR-93 -82 feet There is hope

15 Nothing… for now

16 How To Get Involved Stay informed – Monitor Arizona FirstNet activities and discuss the program with the appropriate personnel within your city or town. Ask questions – Some discussions may be very technical but your understanding of the concepts is critical to ensuring the practical, front-line needs of your first responders will be met. Enable the interaction – Assure your public safety agencies are aware and have the opportunity to engage. – Host a local FirstNet meeting. Provide input about your needs – this is YOUR network.

17 How to get involved and stay informed: Track progress and join our Interest Parties on our website: Arizona FirstNet Team ( – Michael Britt Arizona FirstNet Program Manager – Karen Allen and Gregory Sundie Arizona FirstNet Project Managers Twitter @azfirstnet LinkedIn Hosting opportunities available – coming soon Ways to get involved

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