RapidSOS Blog

A New Life-Saving Data Source for Public Safety: MedicAlert

By Jeff Robertson, General Manager of Public Safety on 4/16/19 9:00 AM in Public Safety News

Public safety professionals today manage thousands of emergencies with almost no situational information. As a former first responder, I know firsthand how important additional information from the scene of a 9-1-1 call is for a successful...

How the Los Angeles Police Department Uses RapidLite For Emergency Data

By Omer Malik on 4/15/19 9:36 AM in Public Safety News

RapidLite is a tool for any public safety agency to access life-saving emergency data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) deployed RapidLite in their PSAP for telecommunicators to access data from Apple,...

Spring Public Safety Conferences: Your PSAP's Path to Additional Data

By Omer Malik on 1/18/19 3:50 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...

Public Safety Predictions for 2019

By Sam Bleiberg on 1/11/19 2:23 PM in Public Safety News

2018 will go down as a landmark year for public safety.

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....

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...

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...

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...

Bringing Life-Saving Location from Apple Devices to Your Communications Center

By Reinhard Ekl on 6/18/18 6:31 AM in Company News, Public Safety News

The best part about my job at RapidSOS is that I get to visit a lot of different 9-1-1 centers across the country. I’ve seen everything from PSAPs with two positions that double as the reception for the county jail, to unified cross-discipline...