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911 Community Engagement Strategy in Rowlett, Texas

September 20, 2017

In Rowlett, Texas, Rave Alert and Rave 911 Suite made it so residents only had to sign up once, streamlining emergency communications.

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2018 Rave Summit: “Expect the Unexpected”

September 18, 2017

On April 16, the 2018 Rave Summit will kick off engaging and educational discussions surrounding firsthand experiences at critical events and lessons learned for the future.

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Security At The Emmy Awards

September 15, 2017

What does it take to manage security for a large-scale, high profile event like the Emmy Awards? It takes a concerted effort to keep guests safe.

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Five Security Trends Boosting Event Safety

September 12, 2017

From crowd control solutions to monitoring the dark web, these five emerging trends are revolutionizing community preparedness and large event safety.

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Tom Axbey: Closing Remarks

September 8, 2017

It has been an honor these past 9 years to engage with, learn from and experience the public safety and preparedness ecosystem at every level. Our customers have always shaped our product innovation through honest feedback and guidance about how to match our vision and technology with their operational best practices.

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From Harvey to Irma: Preparing for the Next Disaster

September 7, 2017

It is never too soon to start preparing for the next disaster. By looking back on the actions before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, we can improve communications and evacuation plans well before Hurricane Irma makes landfall.

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ASIS 2017 Trends and Expectations

September 7, 2017

Our expectations at the ASIS 2017 conference are to speak with as many professionals from different business units with the enterprise or private sector.

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How an e911 Service Helped Save a Man Fighting for His Life

August 22, 2017

We implemented our e911 service 3 years ago because we believed in its potential to save lives. Smart911 is an online registry service providing critical data to Athens Limestone County 911 and 3,100 other communities nationwide.

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OSU Crisis Communication Plan: Thinking Outside the Box

August 22, 2017

Ensuring the entire campus community is included in the OSU crisis communication plan has reduced our reputational risk and instilled a heightened sense security with visitors, future students and parents.

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APCO 2017 Trends and Expectations

Noah Reiter , Rave Sr. Director
Customer Success
August 11, 2017

The APCO 2017 International Conference will bring together the top 9-1-1 and public safety industry thought-leaders, and these are a few of the topics that are sure to be trending at this year’s event.

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Opioid Crisis: A Local Perspective on a National Problem

June 30, 2017

Photo Credit: Wicked Local Photo, Jared Charney   Opioid Crisis: A Local Perspective on a National Problem “Since I’ve graduated high school, I’ve gone to exponentially more funeral services than I have weddings or birthday parties.” Written by Sean Lauziere from Rave Mobile Safety This past week, my colleague Sierra Thumann wrote a blog post […]

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Incident Management: How The Community Judges Your Success

June 23, 2017

Successful incident management is greatly dependent on your level of communication, so send alerts often – before, during, and after an incident – and through as many delivery technologies as you can.

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Drug Overdose Deaths Plaguing the Nation

June 21, 2017

Drug overdose deaths induced by heroin have more than tripled in the past 7 years with the annual record of 12,989 deaths occurring in 2015. Modern technology can help combat the crisis.

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Successful Community Alerting Through Widespread Local Engagement

June 14, 2017

Community alerting is only as effective as the number of people in your database. In remote areas of America, it is crucial to place emphasis on community alerting. An efficacious alert system requires constant encouragement to receiving communities for sign ups.

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3 Ways to Leverage Mobile Phones to Improve Venue and Workplace Safety

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
June 1, 2017

Technology can only enhance the effectiveness of people and processes and is rarely, if ever, a solution to enhancing venue and workplace safety on its own.

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Mapping Indoor Spaces For Emergency Response

May 31, 2017

The goal of delivering a Dispatchable Location with every emergency call won’t be met until we have corresponding indoor mapping improvements.

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The Frightening Reality of 911 System Failures

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
May 12, 2017

911 system failures are becoming all too common. The latest involves the death of a 6-month-old girl when T-Mobile failed to deliver the mother’s 911 calls. Why do they happen and who’s to blame?

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Running Towards The San Diego Mass Shooting

Noah Reiter , Rave Sr. Director
Customer Success
May 3, 2017

From Discussing the Trending Attacks on Soft Target Locations — to Experiencing the San Diego Mass Shooting First Hand

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Nationwide 911 Outage and The Effective Use of Emergency Notification Systems

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
March 10, 2017

During the evening of Wednesday, March 8, 9-1-1 centers across the country began reporting a 911 outage with AT&T callers trying to call for emergency service.  Based on our own data representing nearly 20% of the nations calls, across a diverse geographic area, the impact of the outage can be seen in the chart below.  […]

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Community Policing and the Growing Impact of Modern Technology

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
March 3, 2017

How Law Enforcement Agencies Are Leveraging Technology To Develop and Support Community Policing

Even before community policing became a common term in law enforcement circles, our clients were driving Rave down the path of creating solutions that foster improved communications and sharing of information with the populations they serve. From mass notification solutions to anonymous crime tips, to scale-able vulnerable needs registries, Rave was nudged down the path of helping enable community policing before we knew what it was.

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School Safety Technology: Rave Panic Button and Rand Corporation Research

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
February 10, 2017

School safety technology report highlighting active shooter and other school violence and how modern technology can help, such as the Rave Panic Button app.

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Severe Weather Notification Best Practice Tips

February 9, 2017

Understand Severe Weather Notification best practices to ensure you are fully leveraging your emergency alert system to enhance storm communication & lessen the impact of the storm.

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Rave Panic Button and Non-Active Shooter Emergencies

Todd Piett , CPO | Rave
January 12, 2017

Over the past year, Rave Panic Button has been activated over 5,000 times across the country. While we have some amazing documented stories of helping responders avert potential active assailant incidents (view a news clip about one incident here), the reality is that most incidents are far more mundane. Every day schools have medical emergencies […]

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Revolutionizing Emergency Response and Communication Technology

January 5, 2017

An inside look at the revolutionary enhancements and innovations introduced to the Rave data and critical communication platform in 2016.

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