Local water rescue services could use the money to purchase lifesaving equipment such as boats, life jackets, and safety gear. They have until Sept. 6 to submit their bids to the Department for Transport.
Capt. Michael G. McGee and Capt. Michael C. Phillips are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea in recognition of their actions in averting a tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and caught fire in the Houston Ship Channel last year.
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate, and maintain the network at no cost to the state for the next 25 years; the governor said it will transform the way West Virginia's fire, police, EMS, and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.
The performance targets announced this month will apply to all 999 emergency calls and aim to save 250 cardiac arrest victims' lives a year.
NIOSH worked with the U.S. National Response Team, federal agencies, state health departments, labor unions, and volunteer emergency responder groups to develop the ERHMS system, which provides guidelines for protecting emergency responders over a full range of emergency types and settings.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene the hearing at 10 a.m. July 20 as members evaluate FirstNet and AT&T's progress to date and the anticipated timeline to build, operate, and maintain the planned nationwide public safety broadband network.