RapidSOS Blog

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 Company News, Public Safety 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 Company News, Public Safety 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 –...

Fall Public Safety Conferences: Don't Delay on Mobile Caller Location

By Omer Malik on 9/18/18 7:08 PM in Public Safety News

At RapidSOS, our mission is to provide public safety professionals with the technology they need to best serve their communities. In order to understand the needs of public safety professionals, our public safety team works to develop a deep...

5 Benefits to Integrating Your PSAP Software with the NG911 Clearinghouse

By Sam Bleiberg on 8/30/18 11:58 AM in Product Spotlights

Telecommunicators inside the PSAP handle millions of 9-1-1 calls with little more than a voice connection. Accurate location information and additional data is available on devices, but the challenge for PSAPs is how to make this data available...

Introducing: Additional Uber Data in the NG911 Clearinghouse

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

A Milestone for NG911: Over 1,000 Public Safety Agencies Nationwide Deploy RapidSOS Technology

By Sam Bleiberg on 8/6/18 2:25 PM

We're excited to announce a major milestone on our mission to transform emergency response with life-saving technology: Over 1,000 public safety agencies nationwide have deployed the NG911 Clearinghouse emergency platform.