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Fri, 2016-09-02 04:41 AM

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PARAMUS, NJ Sept. 1, 2016 NICE today announced that it has earned Frost & Sullivan’s prestigious 911 Recording and Quality Management Company of the Year Award. This award recognizes companies...
Wed, 2016-08-31 04:19 PM

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COLUMBUS, OH Aug. 31, 2016 Safeguard Risk Solutions, an industry leader in helping organizations reduce their liabilities and prepare for natural and manmade critical events, announced it has...
Wed, 2016-08-31 01:28 AM
SONOMA, CA Aug. 30, 2016 HALTER (Horse & Livestock Team Emergency Response), a Sonoma County-based grassroots initiative, is a recipient of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness...
Tue, 2016-08-30 12:02 AM
CLEVELAND Aug. 29, 2016 Thousands of students and faculty are heading back to campus with an enhanced safety app developed by 911Cellular, the technological leader of smartphone-enabled public safety...
Mon, 2016-08-29 11:32 PM
ROCKVILLE, MD Aug. 29, 2016 In conjunction with its 2016 Annual Conference, the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) will be hosting an Emergency Response Scenario (ERS) demonstration...
Mon, 2016-08-29 01:02 AM
KIRKLAND, WA Aug. 24, 2016 A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning. The extent of the devastation and death toll are still being realized. Most of the deaths...
Thu, 2016-08-25 06:02 PM
RETSOF, NY Aug. 25, 2016 In an effort to strengthen their safety and emergency preparedness, the York Central School District of the state of New York implemented the Rapid Responder® technology...
Thu, 2016-08-25 01:11 AM
MADISON, CT Aug. 24, 2016 Shelby Township (Michigan) has implemented PowerPhone's Total Response solution for 911 call handling. The new system provides state-of-the-art software, processes and...
Tue, 2016-08-23 02:00 AM
In support of the ongoing Federal, state, and local efforts to carry out response and recovery activities in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding in the State of Louisiana, the...
Tue, 2016-08-23 02:00 AM
From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- also known as drones or unmanned...
Thu, 2016-08-18 10:38 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 18, 2016 Fire Rescue International - TradeMaster, the leader in mobile and cloud-based inspection and pre-plan software, today announced an integration partnership with reporting...
Thu, 2016-08-18 10:16 PM
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH Aug. 18, 2016 In preparation for the 2016-17 school year and with a concern for safety few schools can imagine, the Newtown Public School District in Newtown, CT has implemented...

Commentary and Opinions

The Boston Marathon incident is an unfortunate, tragic reminder that, as citizens, we must always remain aware, alert and diligent! Individuals must hone a “sixth sense” that helps them detect, anticipate and plan for danger in advance of it happening. People innately know when something is wrong, dangerous, or just “off,” and in those situations it is imperative to take action rather than just brushing it off. 
The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.
When a disaster strikes, the pre-existing relationships between government and the private sector must be leveraged to launch an effective response and recovery effort. The objective for community crisis response is to support and bolster the capabilities that function effectively in the normal state to function with the same level of success in the emergency state.
 Whenever a crisis requires a large evacuation, effective communication becomes vital to the success of any response operation. All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication -- power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened civilians.
In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama. While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.
 

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