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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

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL – DuPage County is making a push for its residents to sign up for Smart911, a free safety service that helps first responders approach emergency situations more effectively. DuPage’s Emergency Telephone System Board website describes Smart911 as an information-enhancing tool. Any resident or household can create a profile online and fill that […]

Nov 1, 2016
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People have gotten used to posting profiles about themselves on social media and now one western Massachusetts city is encouraging its residents to create public safety profiles too.The city of Springfield has joined Smart911, a nationwide service that can send first responders to the right location with potentially life-saving information. With the system a person can link home and work addresses to a mobile phone number and include information about family members, pets, medical conditions and emergency contacts that will be instantly seen by dispatchers when the person calls 9-1-1.

Oct 28, 2016
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Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri told 22News that the program will enable police, firefighters, and medical personnel to help residents faster and more effectively. “What this will do for people who have medical issues or want to give use their pet information, or if they have children with autism or any special needs; domestic violence victims, it’ll allow them to pre-enter the information to help us locate them in a much more rapid manner.”

Oct 28, 2016

University of Iowa, Santa Fe College in Florida, University of Texas at El Paso and Barton Community College in Kansas have adopted or begun testing a mobile safety app for emergency notifications and mass messaging in the event of a campus emergency or “virtual safety escorts.” The company behind the Rave Mobile Safety app also […]

Oct 27, 2016

(TNS) — ATHENS, Ala. — School teachers in Limestone County are using their smartphones to guard against active shooters and other school emergencies. The program could become a model for statewide proliferation of the program that promises a faster and more precise response to active shooters, said R.V. White, CEO of the Athens-Limestone County Emergency […]

Oct 24, 2016
Decatur Daily

School teachers in Limestone County are using their smartphones to guard against active shooters and other school emergencies. The program could become a model for statewide proliferation of the program that promises a faster and more precise response to active shooters, said R.V. White, CEO of the Athens-Limestone County Emergency Communications.White and other officials announced to…

Oct 21, 2016