RapidSOS Blog

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 –...

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 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...

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.

An Introduction to RapidSOS in 11 Videos

By David Lynch on 7/26/18 9:50 AM

We've compiled a collection of some our favorite videos that showcase who we are as a company, what we do, and how we are working towards our mission to help the 9-1-1 community save lives. 


Working with APCO to Build the Future of Public Safety Technology

By Reinhard Ekl on 7/20/18 3:22 PM in Company News

Collaborating with the public safety community has always been a core tenet of RapidSOS’s mission to provide 9-1-1 centers with the best possible technology to save lives.

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...