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How Community Marketing Can Drive Technology Adoption

Getting your community to adopt a new technology can be a challenge, especially when there are various levels of generations and...

Happy 14th Birthday Rave!

Todd Piett
October 05, 2018

It’s hard to believe Rave has been in business for 14 years. As I was reviewing some documents, I happened to notice that Rave’s...

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The Push for Smart911 in Cincinnati and Beyond

Todd Piett
July 23, 2018

On Saturday, July 21st, NBC Nightly News Correspondent Blake McCoy reported about Smart911, a new service coming to Cincinnati to...

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Rave Panic Button and Non-Active Shooter Emergencies

Todd Piett
May 31, 2018

Over the past year, Rave Panic Button has been activated over 5,000 times across the country for several incidents, including...

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Why We Should Consider This Emergency Management Process for Ending School Violence

Todd Piett
March 08, 2018

The deadly school violence in Parkland, Florida should drive community safety leaders to consider multiple solutions to preventing...

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Are You Too Close to Sending a False Alert like Hawaii?

Todd Piett
January 17, 2018

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency initiated an internal test of the emergency...

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Public Safety Communication Trends in 2018

Todd Piett
December 22, 2017

As we embark on the year 2018, it’s important to do a 2017 year in review of the most significant public safety events that quickly...

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Severe Weather Notification Best Practice Tips

Todd Piett
December 18, 2017

As I sit here in the midst of the latest Nor’easter to hit the Boston area, I’m tracking interesting uses of our mass notification...

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Managing Vulnerable Populations and Infrastructure Resiliency

Todd Piett
November 20, 2017

Our plans for successfully managing vulnerable populations should be as detailed as community infrastructure resiliency programs, but...

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What Can We Learn from Recent Acts of Terrorism?

Todd Piett
October 31, 2017

Recent acts of terrorism around the world highlight the valuable roll technology can play in emergency response, while also...

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3 Ways to Leverage Mobile Phones to Improve Venue and Workplace Safety

Todd Piett
June 01, 2017

Technology can only enhance the effectiveness of people and processes and is rarely, if ever, a solution to venue and workplace...

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The Frightening Reality of 911 System Failures

Todd Piett
May 12, 2017

Updated on 7/20/2018 - Why do 911 system failures happen and who's to blame? Unfortunately, they are becoming all too common in the...

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Nationwide 911 Outage and The Effective Use of Emergency Notification Systems

Todd Piett
March 10, 2017

During the evening of Wednesday, March 8, 9-1-1 centers across the country began reporting a 911 outage with AT&T callers trying to...

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