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Michelle Cahn

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...

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...

Introducing: Additional Uber Data in the NG911 Clearinghouse

By Michelle Cahn on 8/6/18 4:19 PM in Public Safety News, Tech News

The limited location information available for 911 calls from cell phones makes responding to any wireless call difficult. But what if the caller is in motion or cannot speak? These additional variables make the already challenging job of a 911...

Frequently Asked Questions: NG911 Clearinghouse

By Michelle Cahn on 6/27/18 10:07 PM in FAQs

What is the NG911 Clearinghouse?

The NG911 Clearinghouse is a NG911 Standards compliant service, that includes a LIS and ADR that meets i3 and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) standards, that is accessible to authorized PSAPs through...

RapidSOS Partners with Uber on 911 Location-Sharing

By Michelle Cahn on 4/12/18 8:37 AM in Tech News, Company News

"U.S. regulators estimate as many as 10,000 lives could be saved each year if the 911 emergency dispatching system were able to get to callers one minute faster. Better technology would be especially helpful, regulators say, when a caller can’t...

Tales from a 9-1-1 First Responder: Jeff Robertson

By Michelle Cahn on 3/19/18 11:59 AM in Public Safety News

In this spotlight, RapidSOS' new General Manager of Public Safety shares why he wanted to join RapidSOS, the biggest lessons he has learned over his nearly 20-year career in public safety, and the positive impact the NG11 Clearinghouse will have...

RapidSOS Receives ISO 27001 Certification

By Michelle Cahn on 3/1/18 9:38 AM

We are excited to announce that RapidSOS was recently awarded an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Management System certificate. This certificate is for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) that secures managed information services, including the...

Team Member Spotlight: Karin Marquez

By Michelle Cahn on 1/2/18 11:40 AM in Public Safety News, Company News

Today we are excited to welcome Karin Marquez to our Public Safety team! Karin has spent 20+ years working in public safety and will contribute invaluable knowledge and expertise to RapidSOS as we work to expand our NG911 Clearinghouse...

Connecting Your IoT Platform to 911: RapidSOS Emergency API

By Michelle Cahn on 10/24/17 9:26 AM in Tech News

What is the RapidSOS Emergency API?

At its core, the RapidSOS Emergency API is a way to link connected devices to 9-1-1 through one simple API call, making it possible to connect to 9-1-1 and first responders in an emergency.

The RapidSOS...

Spotlight Partner Edition: BARCC

By Michelle Cahn on 5/18/17 8:44 AM in Company News

This month's partner spotlight is on BARCC (the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center)  the only rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area.

Q: Why was BARCC founded?
A: The second oldest rape crisis center in the country, BARCC was founded in...