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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...

NG911 Clearinghouse: Building the Future of Emergency Response

By Sam Bleiberg on 2/9/18 1:29 PM in Company News

Every second counts in an emergency. Whether there’s a building fire, a person stuck outside in the cold, or a car crash, how quickly first responders arrive determines the outcome. Improving response times can limit personal harm and property...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1

By Maddie Stearn on 1/29/18 1:38 PM

 

Fifty years ago, on February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite placed the first 9-1-1 call in Haleyville, Alabama. The red rotary phone that he used to make the call is still on display in Haleyville, and the city hosts a 9-1-1 festival every year...

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...

How Will Fox's 9-1-1 TV Show Measure Up?

By Tracy Eldridge on 12/27/17 11:32 AM in Public Safety News

I call myself a “recovering” 9-1-1 center director, but there’s no recovering from some of the most impactful moments of my 20-year career in public safety. It is almost impossible to describe the range of emotions that 9-1-1 dispatchers...

5 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

By RapidSOS Team on 11/20/17 4:35 PM in Company News

Every year during the Thanksgiving season, we like to take a moment away from the busy day-to-day to reflect on the past year and all the things we have to be thankful for. While the list could go on forever, here were the top 5 things we are...

Recommended: 911 Dispatcher Podcasts

By Maddie Stearn on 11/2/17 10:00 AM in Public Safety News

The challenges that come with serving as a 911 dispatcher are unlike those of any other profession. Conveying the nuances of the job can be difficult, but a few podcasts are making incredible strides in educating the public about 911. Not just...

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...