Film a testimonial video on TACN FirstNet's interoperability network

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Contribute to TACN FirstNet's statewide promotion of advanced communication technologies by filming a testimonial video with responders at your agency who utilize LMR on a daily basis. Request a videographer from TACN FirstNet to film the interview at your agency. The video will be posted to TACN FirstNet's website and/or YouTube channel.

Create a Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: TACN FirstNet encourages public safety agencies to develop an area-specific Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) following the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications standards. A TICP will help your agency develop a scope of advanced communication technologies available to your area and ensure all personnel respond to emergencies following a set of standards.

Create a Next Generation 9-1-1 Integration Plan

Owning/Managing Organization: Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

Submit your Communications Unit Leader task book to TACN FirstNet

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Communications Unit Leaders (COML) and Communications Technicians (COMT) who have compiled a Position Task Book are encouraged to send a copy of their book to TACN to join the database of Tennessee's COMLs/COMTs.

Objectives of Program: TACN FirstNet would like to chronicle the achievements of the state's public safety communications professionals and encourage them to adopt advanced communication technologies across Tennessee.

Complete an APCO course at your agency

Owning/Managing Organization: Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

Program Description: The APCO aims to empower and educate public safety communications workers by hosting a variety of online, live and webinar training and certification courses. Training disciplines include:

-Public Safety Telecommunicator
-Emergency Medical Dispatch
-Fire Service Communications
-Law Enforcement Communications
-Leadership & Supervision
-Communications Training Officer

Complete training on TACN interoperability channels

Activity Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: TACN FirstNet will soon offer personalized training to teach first responders how to utilize Tennessee's current public safety interoperable communications system. Responders rely on the land mobile radio (LMR) system to maintain constant communication with safety personnel across the state.

Host a local mock emergency

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Host a local "mock" emergency situation, like a tornado or house fire, for a public audience. Respond by communicating with fellow personnel in your jurisdiction using FirstNet-ready devices. Invite the public to attend your event.

Learn to use UAS technology in law enforcement

Owning/Managing Organization: Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Education Department

Stream UAV video

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Capture video of a community event or an emergency situation, like a wildfire or search & rescue operation, using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Share the video with fellow responders using the Livestream app on your smart phone or tablet.

Host agency-wide communications training

Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: Train as a team to improve your agency's quality of response. TEMA, OEC and APCO offer incident management and incident command training at all levels to ensure responders are safe and efficient when responding to calls. Many classes can be completed online while others are delivered through live seminars.