RapidSOS Blog

5 Times the NG911 Clearinghouse Has Helped Dispatchers Save Lives

By Michelle Cahn on 12/6/18 10:24 AM in NG911 Clearinghouse, RapidLite

Over the past couple months we have heard countless stories from our public safety partners where data through the NG911 Clearinghouse has helped save lives. Read on to hear firsthand from PSAPs using the tech and find out how you can get access...

Employee Spotlight: Perry Sy

By Omer Malik on 11/29/18 5:00 PM in Employee Spotlight

Perry Sy, a Frontend Engineer at RapidSOS, is our Employee Spotlight of the Week! He speaks about his passion, his love for the work he does here, and about some of the projects he’s working on now.

A New Future for Mobile Safety

By Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS on 11/29/18 4:42 PM in Company News

We developed the Haven app to ensure that first responders could quickly find you in an emergency. We are grateful for your support of Haven and are proud to have helped save lives with this technology.

Your PSAP’s Guide to Operationalizing RapidLite

By Michelle Cahn on 11/15/18 12:16 PM in NG911 Clearinghouse, RapidLite

RapidLite is a 100% free, easy-to-deploy, and zero-commitment solution, making it many agencies' first tool to access life-saving emergency data from the NG911 Clearinghouse. Whether you are planning to use RapidLite or recently signed up, this...

Interview: How Washington DC 9-1-1 Accesses Emergency Data from the NG911 Clearinghouse

By Sam Bleiberg on 11/12/18 11:01 AM in Public Safety News

Washington DC’s Office of Unified Communications (OUC) operates in a unique emergency response environment. The nation’s capital, which is home to over 700,000 residents, welcomes 2.5 million weekday commuters and 20 million visitors annually....

RapidSOS Announces $30M in Series B Funding

By Michael Martin on 11/6/18 9:19 AM in Company News

I’m excited to announce that RapidSOS has raised $30M in Series B funding to further our mission to transform global emergency communication. This round further accelerates our work with public safety over the past six months:

Employee Spotlight: Lauren Javaly

By Ramon Alvarez on 10/18/18 9:52 PM in Company News, Employee Spotlight

Wondering what it's like to be on the Engineering team of a rapidly growing start-up? Lauren Javaly shares why she wanted to work at RapidSOS, her passion for her job, and what it is like to be a woman in tech.

Our Opportunity to Address the 9-1-1 Data Challenge

By Tom Guthrie on 10/5/18 11:32 AM in Public Safety News, Company News

Only a few times in my career have I run across the great combination of a clear value proposition, an offering that can really make a difference in emergency response, and a team that can deliver the goods. That's what I see in RapidSOS. I’m...

Partnering with 9-1-1 to Save Lives with Social Media

By Reinhard Ekl on 9/28/18 1:05 PM in Tech News

Social media applications are becoming an increasingly important tool during emergencies. During recent emergency situations such as Hurricane Harvey and an active shooter in Maryland, social media applications have been used as a help-seeking...

Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide

By Reinhard Ekl on 9/19/18 9:00 AM in Public Safety News, Company News

Today we are excited to announce that RapidSOS and Google have launched Android Emergency Location Service (ELS) in the U.S. This allows Android devices to send faster, more accurate 911 caller location to 911 communications centers nationwide –...