RapidSOS Blog

Microsoft Ventures Joins $16M Funding Round to Accelerate NG911 Clearinghouse

By Jeff Robertson, General Manager of Public Safety on 4/18/18 2:10 PM in Company News, Public Safety News

Today, Microsoft Ventures joins a $16 million funding round to accelerate deployment of the NG911 Clearinghouse. To date, RapidSOS has raised over $30 million from top Silicon Valley Firms, three former FCC Chairmen, and former leadership from...

Microsoft Ventures Joins RapidSOS in $16M Funding Round

By Michael Martin, CEO, RapidSOS on 4/18/18 11:40 AM in Company News, Tech News

I’m excited to announce an important step for the future of public safety as Microsoft Ventures joins RapidSOS in our mission to link life-saving data from any connected device directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. 

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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...

Interview: Ricardo Martinez on the #IAM911 Movement and Public Safety Technology

By Sam Bleiberg on 4/2/18 10:28 AM in Public Safety News

9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers didn’t always receive recognition as part of the first responder community. Two years ago, Ricardo Martinez, host of the Within the Trenches podcast and Director of Communications at INdigital, started a movement...

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...

Tales from a 9-1-1 First Responder: Keith Viveiros

By Sam Bleiberg on 3/13/18 5:14 PM in Public Safety News

Close collaboration with the public safety community is a critical part of the RapidSOS mission. We’re thrilled to have seasoned 911 dispatchers, call takers, and first responders on our Public Safety team working directly in the field with staff...

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...

10 Public Safety Blogs for 9-1-1 Dispatchers and Call Takers

By Sam Bleiberg on 3/1/18 9:32 AM in Public Safety News

9-1-1 call-takers, dispatchers, and center directors face challenging situations daily. Not only do staff in public safety answering points (PSAPs) operate in extremely high stakes situations, but they also face challenges with the limitations of...

TJ Kennedy on the Internet of Life Saving Things, FirstNet, and the Future of 9-1-1

By Sam Bleiberg on 2/22/18 10:05 AM in Public Safety News

TJ Kennedy brings a combination of experience as a first responder and strategic vision to his perspective on emergency response. Kennedy spent over 11 years in various public safety roles including state trooper, firefighter, and flight...

Join Us at These Public Safety Conferences This Spring

By Sam Bleiberg on 2/14/18 9:53 AM in Company News

Our mission at RapidSOS is to provide public safety professionals with the technology they need to best serve their communities. Our public safety team fosters a deep collaborative relationship with emergency responders in the field to best...