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Can We Go Wrong in Creating Public Safety Communications Standards?

Can We Go Wrong in Creating Public Safety Communications Standards?

This year’s APCO show was great, and got me thinking a lot about technical standards and their place in public...
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Marathon Bombing Webinar Recap – Campus Crisis Communications

Marathon Bombing Webinar Recap – Campus Crisis Communications

Rave Mobile Safety recently hosted a webinar – Campus Crisis Communication: Three Boston Campuses Share Their...
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Key Success Factors for Marathon Bombing Medical Care

Key Success Factors for Marathon Bombing Medical Care

Despite the devastation caused by the blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the difference between a single-digit...
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Top 5 Social Media and Communication Learnings from Boston Marathon Bombing

Top 5 Social Media and Communication Learnings from Boston Marathon Bombing

It’s always risky to publish initial reactions before all the details have shaken out, but I find it’s important to...
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What NOT to Do When Calling 9-1-1 (or Witnessing a Dying Person's Last Breaths)

What NOT to Do When Calling 9-1-1 (or Witnessing a Dying Person's Last Breaths)

Nearly everything a 9-1-1 caller should not do is demonstrated in a recent call to the Fire Department in...
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Whole Community Assessment & Its Impact on Emergency Preparedness

Whole Community Assessment & Its Impact on Emergency Preparedness

Most emergency managers maintain detailed inventories of critical infrastructure, their vulnerabilities, state of...
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Looking back at Sandy: A Quick First Take on Lessons Learned

Looking back at Sandy: A Quick First Take on Lessons Learned

While Sandy is still fresh in our collective conscience (even more so for those still without power), I figured it...
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What is Additional Data, anyway?

What is Additional Data, anyway?

In previous posts, I’ve discussed how some “Legacy ALI” data will be sourced through NG9-1-1 Additional Data, and ...
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Data-Driven Emergency Management: Fantasy or Reality?

Data-Driven Emergency Management: Fantasy or Reality?

I had the opportunity to attend the International Disaster Conference and Expo in New Orleans about 6 weeks ago and...
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Do We Need to Police NG9-1-1?

Do We Need to Police NG9-1-1?

For my first blog post, I’d like to talk about something that caught my attention at last week’s NENA Development...
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Beyond the Hype of the Demi Moore 9-1-1 Call: What Can We Learn?

Beyond the Hype of the Demi Moore 9-1-1 Call: What Can We Learn?

When the 9-1-1 call for actress Demi Moore was released a couple of weeks ago, it prompted a number of public...
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Responding to Children with Special Health Care Needs in Emergency Situations

Responding to Children with Special Health Care Needs in Emergency Situations

I have experience both at home and at work with the unique responses that children with special health care needs...
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