In the News: Lives Saved with RapidSOS

By Michelle Cahn on 3/13/19 12:36 PM |


Over the past couple of months, we have been honored to play a part in helping 911 telecommunicators and first responders save lives. Read on for a selection of inspiring stories where data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse helped ensure a positive emergency outcome.


New technology helps Pinellas officials rescue capsized kayaker off Indian Rocks Beach coast

In Pinellas County, FL, a kayaker capsized in the Gulf while fishing. Due to the heroic work of the 911 dispatcher and rescue crews, and the use of RapidLite by a supervisor in the center, the kayaker was saved  even after drifting farther out to sea.

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"I kept thinking 'they'll never find me.' I was cold and tired and I wasn't sure if I would make it. The minutes felt like hours. I can't thank these rescuers enough." – Michael Bochniarz, the kayaker who was saved


Panic button jewelry helps save local woman's life

In Lowell, MA, a young woman was in a terrifying car crash and her phone was nowhere to be found. Using her invisaWear charm, a panic button with emergency functionality powered by RapidSOS, the woman was able to reach an emergency contact and connect to the nearest 911 center. The 911 center received her accurate location and emergency crews arrive in just minutes.

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New 911 Technology Leads Deputies to Children Found in Dog Cage

In Wise County, TX, a domestic dispute call led to officials finding four small children who were suffering from malnourishment and neglect.

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"Last year, Wise County introduced RapidSOS, a system that sends location data from any connected device directly to the hands of dispatchers. Johnson, Wise County Chief Deputy, said the system was key to pinpointing the location of the call and ultimately four small kids found living in filth."

We're grateful RapidSOS technology could aid in the response to this troubling incident.


Get Access Today

There are two ways for PSAPs to access life-saving data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse – through existing PSAP software systems or through RapidLite. Follow these two steps to get access in your agency:

Step 1: Claim your PSAP’s 100% free RapidLite account in minutes today.

Step 2: Set up a meeting with your RapidSOS public safety representative to determine the easiest path to an integration through your CPE, CAD, or mapping software.


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Have a success story you want to share with our team? Email Karin Marquez at

Questions about the RapidSOS Clearinghouse? Email 

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