As part of an initiative to enhance safety and security as well as support for staff and more than 17,000 students, Trinity College Dublin implemented a technology which helps first responders better pinpoint the location of calls for help, emergencies and other incidents.
Emergency communications are changing. At the City of Stamford, Conn., Joe Gaudett, Director of Emergency Communications says that his biggest focuses right now are keeping his staff safe and secure; having enough resources; and using technology to continue to function and respond safely and efficiently to serve its citizens. Learn how Gaudett and the city of Stamford have responded to COVID-19 and implemented new technologies to help ensure operational efficiency and increase safety and security.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) announced the findings of its 2021 Emergency Communication and Public Safety Trust Survey, which showed a general lack of trust in information the public receives from local officials and a lack of confidence in states’ abilities to successfully distribute the coronavirus vaccine.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced it will pilot a new technology in support of the Next Generation Network Priority Service (NGN-PS) Phase 2 program, which provides first responders and emergency managers with priority voice, data, and video communications during emergencies and widespread outages.
Adoption of Push-to-Talk over Cellular and Wi-Fi networks is growing in the security market due to the wide area coverage, low cost, the bandwidth to accommodate voice and video communications, and integration with dispatching applications. This article reviews the different types of Push to Talk network deployments, how they work, the devices used, and the benefits to users. The types of Push-to-Talk networks include Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC), Push-to-Talk over Wi-Fi, and unified PoC, Wi-Fi and LMR radio networks.
In an effort to enable public safety-focused entities to tap social media analytics in emergency response, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Text Retrieval Conference, or TREC, Incident Streams project intends to gain access to Twitter’s Enterprise-Level application programming interface, or API.
CISA released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to fund up to two demonstration projects that address the National Emergency Communications Plan and identify innovative solutions to improve the delivery of rural medical communications.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a new public safety emergency communications website to host resources created by SAFECOM, the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC), and the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC).