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Making 2017 Safer with Smart911 DuPage County is urging residents to make the New Year safer by signing up for Smart911. Smart911 is a free public safety service available to anyone who lives, works or visits DuPage County. Users create a secure, private online safety profile that includes essential household information about family members, home, pets […]

Jan 4, 2017

To improve public safety response and preparedness, municipalities are signing up for an enhanced 911 solution that provides emergency dispatchers with more information about participating callers. The Smart911 service lets users create an online safety profile that includes any information on themselves, their families or households that they would want 911 response teams to have […]

Dec 23, 2016

Sometimes a few minutes can make the difference between life and death. Most people know to call 9-1-1 in an emergency, but in a trauma situation, callers often can’t think or speak clearly enough to give dispatchers the information they need to send the right kind of help, quickly. Attendees at a recent “Coffee with […]

Dec 20, 2016

An attack on the Ohio State University campus took place last month and left many shocked and disheartened by the event. “Mostly I’m just saddened by the attack on the Ohio State campus” Assistant Professor of History Dr. Stephen Pierce said. “It’s sad to see a student who feels so disenfranchised and so marginalized on […]

Dec 9, 2016

To enhance its campus security posture, Tulane is using tools from Rave Mobile Safety, a firm that provides communications software designed to improve emergency preparedness and faster response to security situations.

Dec 9, 2016

Middle Tennessee State University announced Thursday (Dec. 1) the creation and distribution of an active shooter guide as well as increased video surveillance and plans to reintroduce emergency call stations to the campus. With the recent Ohio State University attack as the latest example of the security concerns facing campuses throughout the nation, MTSU’s Division […]

Dec 6, 2016

Smart911 is described on Rave Mobile Safety website as “a comprehensive software program that facilitates data and communications in the event of a 9-1-1 call. With Smart911, Michiganders can create an extensive online profile, which displays to dispatchers when a 9-1-1 call is made. Critical information such as home address, bedroom location, pet information, medical details and whether households include people with dementia or children with autism can all be provided and can improve response.”

Nov 18, 2016

Smart Phone App Designed to Improve First Responder Conditions   A new program introduced by New Castle County Police will give first responders a clearer picture of what kind of situation they’re walking into. At a press conference on Tuesday, New Castle County Chief of Emergency Communications Jeffrey Miller introduced the Rave Panic Button app, […]

Nov 18, 2016
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Macomb County will get Smart 911 beginning next year. This will allow faster and safer response times from first responders, officials said Monday at a news conference. Residents who sign up for the Smart 911 service can pre-load information on their families, special needs, medication and number of pets in a household. That information will be made available to emergency dispatchers when 911 is called, Macomb Daily News is reporting.

Nov 18, 2016
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Schools, malls and hospitals in New Castle County now have a better way to contact police in an emergency. NBC10 Delaware Bureau Reporter Tim Furlong has the details on the new app that can save lives with the push of a button. In seconds, Rave Panic Button clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, on-site personnel, […]

Nov 16, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WJBK) – The state is rolling out funding next year to bring a state-of-the-art 911 service to all neighborhoods in Michigan. The service is called Smart911, and it’s already been implemented in 32 of the state’s 144 dispatch centers.

Nov 16, 2016

Enhanced 911 services that can save lives are now available to communities all across Michigan with funding from the Fiscal Year 2017 budget, announced Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Calley made the announcement Monday at the Macomb County Communications and Technology Center. Adding enhanced 911 services provides dispatchers with access to helpful background information about an individual that can be useful and cut down on response time during an emergency situation.

Nov 16, 2016
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Adding enhanced 911 services was a recommendation of the Mental Health and Wellness Commission, providing dispatchers with access to helpful background information about an individual that can be useful and cut down on response time during an emergency situation.

Nov 15, 2016

Macomb County residents will have enhanced 911 services available in 2017 that will allow faster and safer response times from first responders, officials said Monday at a news conference. Under the system known as Smart 911, residents who sign up for the service can pre-load information on their families, special needs, medication and number of […]

Nov 15, 2016
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“In emergency situations, every minute counts and enhancing 911 services across our state is essential to protecting the lives of Michiganders,” Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley said. “Services like Smart 911 help us advance the tools that our dispatchers can use to help save lives on a daily basis. State funding will help communities across our state take advantage of this program and have extra resources to help save lives in emergencies.”

Nov 15, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WJBK) – The state is rolling out funding next year to bring a state-of-the-art 911 service to all neighborhoods in Michigan. The service is called Smart911, and it’s already been implemented in 32 of the state’s 144 dispatch centers. “We believe that all citizens across the state deserve access to this technology,” […]

Nov 15, 2016

New 911 communication system in New Castle County integrates a panic button, live camera feeds and an automatic 911 call through a free smartphone app   In an emergency situation, seconds equate to lives. A new 911 communication system in New Castle County, which integrates a panic button, live camera feeds and an automatic 911 […]

Nov 15, 2016

New Castle County Police announced a new app available to residents which connects people to police with the touch of a button. It also calls 911, sends out notifications, and gives police access to information like security video feeds. “We’ve made testing the Rave Panic Button and mobile phone application a success. It will enhance […]

Nov 15, 2016

A new study by a US organization promoting school safety has found the troubling trend that bomb threats in US schools have surged significantly in recent years. Against this backdrop, security solutions that deliver information in a timely, accurate matter among students, staff and law enforcement become key in the event of a threat, be […]

Nov 9, 2016

UIC staff, students and faculty now have a private safety network that fits in their pocket and follows them anywhere on campus. UIC Rave Guardian is a free, downloadable campus safety application for smart phones that’s fully accessible to anyone with a UIC ID. It’s a companion app to the UIC ALERT system, a separate […]

Nov 8, 2016

Staying safe on campus involves much more than looking both ways before crossing the street. The UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) says it is important that all students use common sense and make safe choices on campus. At the start of every semester, the UMLPD sends an email to all students outlining how to contribute […]

Nov 8, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Armstrong Campus Safety Committee hosted the Campus Safety Town Hall Meeting, which focused on policies and procedures, recent safety improvements and current safety projects. A panel of three that included Dean of Students Andrew Dies, Director of Facility Services Katie Twining and Armstrong Police Chief Wayne Willcox were invited to […]

Nov 3, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. — Schools, emergency responders and a tech company were meeting in Everett to talk about ways to use technology in public safety. In a two-day event, some Snohomish County schools along with the police department, sheriff’s department and a company called Rave Mobile are discussing ways to better protect the public.  Rave Mobile […]

Nov 2, 2016

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk on Wednesday confirmed a student at Elkmont High School was airlifted from campus following a medical incident Sisk said a 10-year-old girl began experiencing a seizure and fell out of her desk and became non-responsive. The girl has no history of medical problems, the superintendent added.   A teacher […]

Nov 2, 2016
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County Superintendent Tom Sisk is commending the actions of the Elkmont School Principal, Bill Tribble and Nurse Dee Sharp for their actions during a medical emergency. The school system said a 10-year-old girl with no previous medical history began showing signs of a seizure during class on Wednesday.  The student fell […]

Nov 2, 2016