What We're Talking About This Week - June 22nd

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In The News This Week

In this week's industry news, Apple Inc. announced that iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. 

Key Highlights:

  • Apple Inc. is partnering with technology company RapidSOS's to quickly and securely share location data with 911 centers via their Internet Protocol-based data pipeline 
  • In keeping with Apple's focus on privacy, user data cannot be used for any non-emergency purpose and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call

With the new source of higher-quality location data, emergency response time will be quicker and more efficient.   

This Week From the Rave Team

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog. 

How To Manage Community Safety During the Summer Heat

thermometer_270x141We're expecting record-breaking heat this summer The record-breaking temperatures hit communities hard during the summer months. Heat takes a toll on the environment, but it’s also taxing on people, who aren’t physiologically built for these extreme temperatures. Read this article to make sure you Know how to keep your community safe during this time.

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How Education Leaders Can Fund School Safety Initiatives

shutterstock_1017249964The recent violence against schools is shaking communities to the core, and state and local governments are responding. In recent months, there has been an influx in grants and other financial support programs providing schools with the opportunity to enhance and fund school safety initiatives. 

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Rave in the News

In an article written by Stefanie Valentic called "Taking Action Against Acts of Workplace Violence" She wants companies to really think about how they can best prepare for an act. Valentic states in the article, "Most recent data available estimates that more than 2 million people are victims of a workplace violence incident each year." She also brings to our attention the most common types of workplace violence and causes.

Recently, a survey done by Rave Mobile Safety highlighted the importance and lack of, communication with violence incidents in the workplace. The results were alarming, 53% of Millennial respondents said they were not aware of their companies emergency plan or even that there was a plan in place.

The safety of your workplace and employees is so important, read more about this article to find out how to take action against it by making a plan. Amy Hartper, senior director of workplace strategy and counseling operations at the National safety council says, “There is no way of knowing when an attack is imminent. So it’s important to be vigilant and alert, and to have prepared ahead of time, being sure to train employees on appropriate responses.” You can read the whole story here.

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Jackson Lucas

Written by Jackson Lucas

Jackson - an enthusiastic rock climber and storyteller - focuses his time on content creation, fixing the website, SEO strategy and working with current Rave customers to make sure they have the proper tools and knowledge to execute successful community marketing campaigns. In a previous life, he was an avid scientist and environmentalist. He spent his undergraduate career studying rocks and educating others on environmental sustainability and eco-justice. He also spent 4 years diligently researching the history of climate change in Antarctica to better understand today's changing world. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University.

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