Brent Williams


Senior EMS Advisor

Brent Williams is the Senior EMS Advisor to FirstNet, the federal government agency charged with planning for and deploying a new mobile broadband communications systems dedicated to public safety users. For 12 years prior to joining FirstNet in 2015, Brent served as the EMS Radio Communications Consultant to the EMS and Trauma Systems Section of the Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services. In that role, he served as the subject matter expert for the Department on EMS radio communication systems and requirements. During that same time, he also worked as an independent consultant for many local units of government, providing a diverse range of services related to radio communication system design.

Brent’s “real world” public safety experience includes 11 years as a police patrol officer and over 20 years as a practicing paramedic. He retains his State of Michigan Paramedic License, first earned in 1978.

He served for 10 years as a member of the DHS SafeCom public safety communications advisory group and also fills the volunteer role of APCO “Local Frequency Advisor” for the State of Michigan. He has been an elected member of the Marshall, MI City Council, for 12 years.

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The FirstNet Advantage

The federal government’s FirstNet program is now up and running, providing secure broadband communication to EMS and all of public safety nationwide. It offers your EMS agency advanced, new and valuable services for vehicle and personnel management as well as for enhanced patient care. The FirstNet offering from the federal government has numerous advantages and […]

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