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FirstNet Proves Useful During Flooding Recovery Efforts

Image of a flooded road in NW MN in 2022The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division (DPS-ECN) is just one of many Minnesota agencies that has partnered with FirstNet to prevent communications problems from standing in the way in an emergency.

The program showed its value this spring when Beltrami County welcomed FEMA and state disaster recovery teams to assess flood damage in northern Minnesota.

Learn more about FirstNet and DPS-ECN in our latest blog​.​​

Interoperable Public Safety Communications

​The Statewide Emergency Communications Board provides leadership to set the vision, priorities and technical roadmap for interoperable communications and alert and warnings across the state.

The board's priorities are to:
  • Ensure advances in technology will be implemented to enhance the ability for all residents to call for help.
  • Provide confidence that responders in every corner of the state have the ability to communicate with each other during an emergency.
  • Enable all counties to effectively alert and warn residents and visitors of impending danger.