FirstNet Provides Rapid Response to Ellettsville Fire Department

AT&T Blog Team
August 3, 2022
Public Safety


FirstNet Provides Rapid Response to Ellettsville Fire Department

What does it mean when we say FirstNet, Built with AT&T gives first responders the tools they need to safely and effectively serve Hoosiers?

When faced with a recently unexpected outage in the Town of Ellettsville, FirstNet was quick to respond to the request of the Ellettsville Fire Department. The rapid response – deploying a portable cell tower – was well received, even garnering praise from the fire department on Facebook.

Ellettsville Fire Chief Kevin Patton elaborated on the post, saying:

“We recently experienced an unexpected network outage in the Town of Ellettsville. I’m happy to say, though, that when we were faced with this outage – something that could have affected our public safety efforts – FirstNet, Built with AT&T came through. We asked for a portable cell tower to be deployed here, and FirstNet quickly sent one our way. We’re grateful and proud to be part of the FirstNet family today and every day.”

At AT&T, keeping our customers and first responders connected is our number one priority and the Town of Ellettsville is no exception. In fact, today, FirstNet covers the entire state of Indiana – helping to connect public safety agencies and organizations in more than 240 communities across the state.

But we won’t stop there. We continue to focus on increasing network capacity for Indiana public safety by deploying Band 14 spectrum – nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the federal government specifically for FirstNet.

We’ve rolled out Band 14 across Indiana to provide public safety with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it. Areas currently benefitting from Band 14 include Anderson, Bloomington, Brown County, Decatur County, Elkhart County, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Huntington County, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Kosciusko County, Lafayette, Miami County, Muncie, Newton County, Owen County, Randolph County, South Bend, Terre Haute and Warren County.

No connection is more important than one that could help save a life. Learn more about the latest updates on FirstNet here.