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The 911 Grant Program awarded 34 states and two tribal nations more than $109 million to help 911 call centers migrate to IP-enabled emergency networks.
A startup with a thing for ornithology is working to improve communication between first responders and the public during and after natural disasters.
FirstNet rolled out its five-year plan to guide the programs, activities and investments to ensure first responders have the communications tools they need.
Two of the Global City Teams Challenge projects are testing light detection and ranging technology to map building interiors so first responders can more safety and efficiency respond to emergencies.
The public safety community must solve data sharing interoperability issues to take advantage of the nationwide public safety broadband network, NIST says.
As Americans increasingly engage with an expanding number of media platforms, many are calling for emergency alerts to be expanded to streaming services or even to internet-of-things-enabled smart home devices.
Cloud services can help municipalities turn mountains of interdepartmental data into actionable insights at a price they can afford.
The small-town North Carolina summer destination spot uses FirstNet for police, fire and surf rescue operations when the summertime population swells to 30,000.
The nationwide wireless public-safety network is expected to be nearly three-quarters finished by year's end.
Law enforcement officers learn critical decision-making skills in training scenarios that can be changed with the click of a mouse.
The commonwealth will use both the Verizon network and FirstNet for public-safety-grade wireless data services and devices.
"Connecting 9/11 exposures and health conditions is an extremely challenging task, in part because this was a unique exposure and because some health conditions may not occur for many years following the event," said Dr. John Howard, the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers have found a way to provide reliable information about how much damage a building has sustained in an earthquake, making it easier and faster for responders to assess a building's safety and reoccupation prospects.
Responder agencies participating in the exercise will get a chance to test technologies that will keep them better connected and protected.
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