May 26, 2024

Kansas Joins First Responder Network

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has joined 13 other states in an interstate first-responder communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that the state has joined the First Responder Network Authority – FirstNet – and AT&T, which will build the statewide broadband network. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Brownback said FirstNet would help in natural disasters such as the wildfires, tornadoes and ice storms.