News & Resources

News & Resources

  • Good Morning America: The Personal Safety Game Changer is Called Smart911
  • 9-1-1 Call: Man Trapped in House Fire and Can't Speak
  • Smart911 Helps Save a Michigan Man's Life
  • Michigan Man Meets 9-1-1 Dispatchers and Responders Who Saved His Life
  • APD wants Smart 911
  • Rave Guardian App Helps College Students Feel Safer On Campus
  • National Smart911 Technology to Improve 9-1-1 Services (AR)
  • Howard College Launches 'Rave Alert' Emergency Notification System
  • Rave Guardian: Keep Students Safe & Help Meet SaVE Requirements


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Nominations Now Being Accepted as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Approaches

Feb 23, 2015
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National Public Safety Service Now Used by More than 1,000 Communities Helps Reduce Response Times, Provide Peace of Mind and Save Lives

Feb 18, 2015
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Public safety officials encourage citizens to create a Safety Profile in case of emergency

Feb 17, 2015
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Two years ago, the Davidson County 9-1-1 center rolled out Smart911, an emergency response system that could save the lives of those who sign up.

Feb 10, 2015

Mobile app creates a virtual safety network of friends and family

Feb 9, 2015
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USC community grateful for the University’s fast alerts and immediate response to last week’s on-campus shooting that claimed two lives.

Feb 6, 2015
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USC students & faculty were quickly informed of the on-campus shooting last week through Carolina Alert, the University’s emergency notification system.

Feb 6, 2015
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Updated Smart911 system will have options to opt-in for emergency and general notifications

Feb 4, 2015
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Schools in Snohomish County are taking advantage of a new Panic Button System instantly connecting teachers with 911 dispatchers while simultaneously alerting an entire campus of danger.

Feb 4, 2015

The City of Decatur has announced it is replacing its CodeRed emergency notification system.

Feb 4, 2015
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Just months after the school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, a new panic button app is being rolled out in Snohomish County schools. The idea is to get information to the right people more quickly.

Jan 30, 2015

Smart911, a new emergency data service, assisted first responders in locating a person during a near-fatal home fire.

Jan 30, 2015

Whether you’ve thought about it as the ability to support text messaging, IP-based call routing, getting additional data on a caller, or something completely different, NG9-1-1 is finally becoming a reality for many jurisdictions. NG9-1-1 is formally defined by NENA as a system comprised of Emergency Services IP networks (ESInets), IP-based Software Services and Applications, […]

Jan 28, 2015
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Cedar Park residents can now create personal safety profiles that could help officers know more about callers’ needs before arriving on the scene of an emergency.

Jan 28, 2015
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Cedar Park launched its Smart911 program, a system Cedar Park police call key to a quicker and smarter emergency response.

Jan 27, 2015

The Williamson County city northwest of Austin is the first in the metro area to offer the system called Smart911.

Jan 27, 2015
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A revolutionary way to help keep your family safe in an emergency is coming to Cedar Park.

Jan 27, 2015

There has been a lot of buzz lately around public-private partnerships (PPP). Forums have questions like “we’re considering a public-private partnership, what lessons can you share to help us?” Sometimes these questions are based on a misconstrued perception that a public-private partnership is some form of magical entity or process. The truth is that most […]

Jan 20, 2015
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Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center officials announced a way to give first responders vital information needed as soon as an emergency call is made.

Jan 16, 2015
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Arkansas Department of Emergency Management encourage all citizens to learn more about Smart911, and how signing up could one day save your life.

Jan 16, 2015
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I recently asked an emergency manager I know at a large midwestern university about how she made the judgment call on late night alerting for Clery Warnings. Her comment was “well, I get complaints if I do send the message and complaints if I don’t send the message. It seems obvious that since I can’t keep everyone happy, I should err on the side of sending the message.”

Jan 15, 2015
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In an emergency, seconds can be life-saving.

Jan 15, 2015
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The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency will soon be able to provide residents with emergency alerts sent to their cell phone, landline or email.

Jan 14, 2015
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The Chamblee Police Department is urging citizens to create their own Smart911 profile. Spending a few moments now could end up saving your life later.

Jan 14, 2015

Precious time can be wasted in a search for a missing child, & a new standard to find missing children is making strides in Arkansas. The standard is known as Smart911.

Jan 13, 2015