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Establishing Statute: EO 05-19

Department: Public Safety


The purpose of the Council shall be the following: 

  • Advise the Governor on issues related to the NPSBN and on emergency communications, generally, in Vermont;
  •  Advise on the needs of Vermont’s public safety community as it relates to FirstNet and the need for an interoperable, robust, reliable and affordable cellular broadband network, including advice on the placement of fixed network assets and deployables; 
  • Advise on protocols and policies related to the NPSBN and, as needed, on emergency communications generally; and
  •  Advise on planning activities needed to prepare Vermont’s public safety community for emergency communications technology transitions.

The Council shall report to the Governor bi-annually on the NPSBN in Vermont and nationally, and shall include information regarding the use of grant money received in Vermont for coordination efforts during the initial deployment phases of the NPSBN.

Board Members:

 Board Member Name    Term Expires Seat Description
            Vermont State Firefighters Association
             Professional Firefighters of Vermont
             Vermont Fire Coalition
             Municipal Law Enforcement
          Emergency Medical Service Personnel