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PULASKI CO., Va. In Pulaski County, a new service is being offered to people so first responders can better help them in times of emergency. The “Smart 911” service will help them help citizens more efficiently. When the 9-1-1 operator gets a call,  their job is to help.  They work to get all the necessary […]

Sep 21, 2016
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On behalf of Wyoming County we are proud to be here today as we take a step forward in enhancing our 9-1-1 and emergency response capabilities for all residents. Wyoming County is pleased to announce that we have implemented a new system to improve 9-1-1 services for all citizens. Smart911 is a service which will allow all residents and visitors in Wyoming County to provide information about themselves and their family to 9-1-1 prior to an emergency. This private and secure Safety Profile will display automatically to the 9-1-1 call taker immediately when a citizens dials 9-1-1. Call takers and emergency responders can now be provided vital personal and medical information to help understand and respond to an emergency faster and with more detail.

Sep 21, 2016
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The Mill Creek Police Department this week announced implementation of the use of the Rave Panic Button for schools located in the city of Mill Creek. The Rave Panic Button is a phone app providing communication abilities between school staff and emergency service agencies during school emergencies. When an emergency call is made from the […]

Sep 20, 2016
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CRESA has recently begun working on introducing Smart 911 for Clark County. As CRESA works behind the scenes to bring this service for residents of Clark County, it’s not too early for you to do your part and create your Safety Profile. VisitSmart911.com and start your Safety Profile today!

Sep 14, 2016
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A new service is available to Cache Valley, Utah residents who find themselves calling 911 with an emergency. Smart911 is a web-based platform that can save critical time in an emergency when seconds can be the difference between life and death. The program gives users the option of creating a profile that gives dispatchers additional […]

Sep 14, 2016
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new safety initiative is underway at Texas Tech: a mobile app called Raider Safe. The Student Government Association and the department called RISE are working to educate students, faculty and staff about the app and how it can benefit them. SGA External Vice President Alex DeRossi says so far, the campus has […]

Sep 13, 2016
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Edwardsville ranked number 25 on a list of the top 30 safest college towns in America by SafeWise.com. After taking into consideration the recent additions to public safety in Edwardsville, such as the new SIUE Fire Station and the in-progress new public safety facility building, it can be said that safety is a top priority […]

Sep 12, 2016
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The cost for an Indiana Wesleyan University parking pass increased this year from $15 to $50. According to Mario Rangel, director of Campus Police and emergency management, the revenue from the increase is going to be used “strictly for emergency preparedness and safety.” Some of the revenue will go to installing security cameras, purchasing new […]

Sep 8, 2016
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This year officials from 13 Nassau County school districts have a smartphone app that can quickly notify police of an active shooter in a school. Nassau officials say they have spent almost $1.5 million on the app and hope all public and private schools will take advantage it. Lee Mendel, founder and CEO of the […]

Sep 7, 2016
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Just in time for the new school year, Nassau County announced that several local public school districts have adopted a new smartphone-based emergency alert system. The software, built by Massapequa-based IntraLogic Solutions, allows a school administrator or teacher to use an app to send an alert to first responders in an emergency with the click […]

Sep 7, 2016
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Most of us don’t think about the Orange Street Festival as a place to learn something. Most likely, we think of it as a place to get food on a stick or funnel cakes, to get free give-aways from local businesses, to shop among dozens of arts and crafts vendors and, perhaps more than anything […]

Sep 7, 2016
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 MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The University of Minnesota is offering students and staff a new safety service that will help provide information more quickly when they call 911 during an emergency. The service is called Smart911. It allows students and staff to create a safety profile online that includes any information they want 911 dispatchers to […]

Sep 6, 2016
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CASA GRANDE — The city’s first responders may soon have access to valuable information that could improve how they respond to emergency situations. Smart911 is a brand of communication technology that stores an individual’s personal information such as medical history and makes it available to emergency dispatchers and responders. It works by getting citizens to […]

Sep 2, 2016
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Safety is always a top priority for law enforcement officers, parents, and the like. This year has been ridden with crime and safety issues all over the nation.  And we all know move in at ISU has been taking place this week. So it’s a great time for a refresher of safety tips and practices as students […]

Sep 2, 2016
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Students got their first taste of Eastern’s safety alert systems last week after a traffic stop-turned drug-fueled  police chase ended on campus. Four juveniles were stopped by a Madison County Sheriff’s Department officer near Lancaster and Main after a report of shots fired in the early hours of Monday, August 22. The men, all of […]

Sep 2, 2016
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ALLENDALE, MICH. – Grand Valley State University is taking steps to address sexual violence on or near the school’s campus. It’s a response to a pair of reported sexual assaults near campus over the weekend. School leaders sent out an e-mail Monday night talking about those incidents and sexual violence in general. Dear Laker Community, […]

Aug 30, 2016
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Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) added two innovative new features of the Rave Platform, Rave Command View and Rave 911 Analytics. Rave Command View gives 9-1-1 managers and dispatchers interactive, map-based views of critical information, such as 9-1-1 call patterns and critical facility data during active emergencies. Additionally, Rave 911 Analytics provides easy, anytime web-based access […]

Aug 30, 2016
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FAIRBANKS — The National Weather Service awarded the Fairbanks North Star Borough a certificate Tuesday for being “StormReady,” which means the municipality meets national criteria for emergency communications systems and emergency preparedness. To be StormReady, communities must maintain a 24-hour emergency operations center, have the ability to monitor weather and flood conditions, conduct community preparedness […]

Aug 30, 2016
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As the new school year begins, the Texas Tech Student Government Association is launching a brand new application to make Tech a safer environment for all students. The idea for the Raider Safe app came from a two-year old student initiative, said Alex DeRossi, SGA external vice president.  SGA worked with various app developers, IT […]

Aug 29, 2016
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Over the summer, the Armstrong Police Department and Facility Services were busy installing school safe lockdown devices on doors across campus. This device was first tested last spring in the Science Center and is now present in the majority of classrooms. The lockdown device will allow students, faculty and staff to secure doors from the inside […]

Aug 26, 2016
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Boone County Officials say “technology upgrades key to new 911 center”   Boone County has purchased more than $3.3 million in technology this year to replace antiquated equipment at its new Emergency Communication Center. Voters approved a three-eighths-cent sales tax in April 2013 to fund a new Emergency Communications Center and technology to equip it. […]

Aug 24, 2016
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As part of Florida Atlantic University’s ongoing commitment to campus safety, FAU’s Police Department is launching “FAU Guardian,” a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. The app is a product of Rave Mobile Safety, a software company developing new technologies in public safety, and is available to students, faculty, […]

Aug 24, 2016
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Almost one year ago, UAB started offering a safety app to their students called Rave Guardian. It offers several safety functions for students and staff to use when they are walking around campus by themselves. According to System Director of Emergency Management Kyle Boyett, about 2,500 students use the app. The Majority of […]

Aug 23, 2016
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As part of the University of Central Oklahoma’s ongoing commitment to the safety of its community, UCO Office of Safety and Transportation Services has launched a smartphone app designed to enhance the personal safety of UCO students, faculty and staff both on and off campus. The UCO Rave Guardian app is a free tool that […]

Aug 23, 2016
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As exciting as it may be, moving onto campus as an incoming freshman is undoubtedly a stressful experience. First-year students are invariably hit with an overwhelming wave of information and responsibilities from the moment they pull onto campus and begin to settle in. With that in mind, here are a few tips for managing stress, […]

Aug 23, 2016