WE NEED YOUR HELP!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TWO UNITED STATES SENATORS TODAY
URGE YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT
“S. 911: ALLOCATION OF D BLOCK SPECTRUM, SUFFICIENT FUNDING & PROPER GOVERNANCE TO PUBLIC SAFETY FOR A NATIONWIDE BROADBAND NETWORK”
The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Public Safety Alliance urge you contact your two US Senators to ask them to support S. 911 (the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act of 2011), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators John “Jay” Rockefeller, IV and Kay Bailey Hutchison which allocates the D Block of spectrum directly to public safety, provides sufficient funding, and establishes an effective governance structure to construct and oversee a nationwide public safety wireless broadband network.
TELL YOUR SENATORS THAT PUBLIC SAFETY OPPOSES provisions passed as part of House bill, H.R. 3630, Title IV, including:
- A mandated give-back of 14 MHz of critical public safety narrowband 700 MHz spectrum and guard band in Section 4102, and;
- A disproven, unworkable, and unaccountable “Administrator” governance model.
You can locate contact information for your senators on the U.S. Senate website by selecting your state from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the homepage.
Please take this opportunity to contact your United States senators and ask them to support public safety and our nation’s first responders by supporting S. 911. Thank you.
Public Safety Alliance
Chief Walter A. McNeil, President
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief Al H. Gillespie, President and Chairman of the Board
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Chief Charles H. Ramsey, President
Major City Chiefs Association
Sheriff Paul H. Fitzgerald, President
National Sheriffs’ Association
Chief Ned Pettus, President
Metro Fire Chiefs Association
Sheriff Doug Gillespie, President
Major County Sheriffs’ Association
Gregg Riddle, President
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International
Randy Kuykendall, President
National Association of State EMS Officials
Jim Mullen, President,
National Emergency Management Association