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Keeping communities safe as public spaces reopen

To ensure the safety of residents, agencies should implement communication and collaboration platforms that enable targeted emergency notifications and streamline coordination between responder teams.

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The emergency 911 system where callers still don’t always get proper CPR instructions

It’s taken two years and $1.2 million to get Rhode Island’s 911 system ready to provide CPR and other medical instructions to callers. The system should be working in June. Rhode Island is the last state in New England to provide this service.

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Why Android is emerging as the OS of choice for public safety

Android-based enterprise-grade mobile devices offer more security, productivity and lifecycle benefits than legacy solutions.

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NH rolls out statewide community response network

The multimedia collaboration platform allows public safety agencies, public safety answering points, hospitals, colleges and universities to securely share data, voice and video on-demand.

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FirstNet expands coverage to 2.7 million square miles

FirstNet added nearly 100,000 square miles of coverage in 2020, bringing the nationwide wireless broadband public-safety network’s communications capabilities to a total of 15,000 subscribing agencies. 

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FirstNet expands product, services portfolio

New services expand coverage in rural areas, give first responders vertical-axis location data and provide interoperability between land mobile radios and push-to-talk devices.

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NC registry to track COVID among responders

Monitoring the number of positive COVID-19 cases, quarantines and vaccinated personnel will help North Carolina officials allocate appropriate resources to keep responders safe.

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The tech first responders really want

Dispatchers, firefighters, police and emergency medical services teams want the devices they already have to work better.

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Many state capitols have security holes

With less than two-thirds of state capitol buildings employing metal detectors, and about 20 statehouses specifically allowing guns inside, there are many security gaps that rioters could exploit.

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The uncomfortable questions facing Capitol Police over the security breach by MAGA mob

To many policing experts this was nothing short of an international embarrassment for American law enforcement and a searing indictment of a police department that appeared to be caught completely unprepared.

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A quiet, steady communications revolution has radically improved response in public safety

Service members and first responders are communicating with more speed, precision and unity than ever before in response to internal and external threats.

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FBI expands use of FirstNet services

The FBI has signed on for FirstNet mobility services to support its day-to-day and emergency operations.

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How assistive AI improves emergency response

Assistive technology uses artificial intelligence to analyze complex, unfolding situations to help dispatchers quickly make informed decisions.

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FirstNet updates roadmap for data-driven responders

The updated roadmap reflects the changing needs of public safety agencies and advancing mobile technology trends.

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Bmore Responsive: Home-grown emergency response coordination 

Working with the local Code for America brigade, Baltimore’s Health Department built a new contact management system that saves hundreds of hours when checking in on senior care centers during emergencies.

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Army signs 70+ bases up for FirstNet

With FirstNet, the Army’s Installation Management Command will ensure installations have communications capabilities during emergencies and resolve interoperability and coordination issues between base security forces and local first responders.

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Hurricanes and wildfires are colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic – and compounding the risks

Using data on social vulnerability, pandemic risk and hazard probability, an interactive map pinpoints sources of vulnerability to help disaster response managers recognize the compound risks posed by the confluence of the pandemic and any natural hazard.

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How technology can help local police improve efficiencies and better serve citizens

Tools like automated license plate recognition software and vehicle recognition systems can be used to create a contactless and efficient form of policing that can help departments manage their budgetary realities while keeping their officers and communities safe for everyone.

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Automating breathalyzer tests to reduce in-person contact

As people social distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police are finding tools to help them enforce the law and practice social distancing.

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Technology will drive 2020 hurricane readiness and response

As emergency response agencies prepare for hurricanes against the backdrop of COVID-19, they must train staff, validate processes and policies and test and update technology to better inform response and mitigate health risks to responders.

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