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First Responders

Stories that highlight or include the work of professionals that are first to respond to emergency situations. Includes law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).

ShotSpotter bought Forensic Logic earlier this year and now runs the COPLINK X search engine. In a social media post, Davis recounted the 10 years helming the firm and what it meant to work in the public safety sector.
A new upgrade to the city-county 911 dispatch center in Owensboro, Ky., will allow law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction there to communicate via Wi-Fi on their portable radios when inside buildings.
The deal, involving the new national suicide hotline, is the company’s first such statewide contract. The announcement foreshadows over gov tech business developments for the latest emergency dispatch option in the U.S.
Around the Bay Area, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake lit up phones equipped with apps plugged into ShakeAlert, the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake early warning system, putting it to the test regionally.
The funding round was led by NightDragon, whose founder is a seasoned cybersecurity executive. The fresh capital comes amid strong activity in the gov tech sector — and some signs of potential slowdowns.
The training consists of 10 virtual active shooting scenarios in environments like airports, schools and courthouses, meant to better prepare emergency crews for a variety of situations through a video game engine.
The company aims to help emergency responders move past whiteboards and paper maps and adopt real-time, 3D technology. The investment comes as lessons emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
San Luis Obispo County will receive $5.6 million of federal money to improve communications systems used by emergency responders for fire, crime and medical emergencies, lawmakers have announced.
The imagery and intelligence technology relies on private aircraft, crowdsourcing and even the U.S. Forest Service to provide tactical data to first responders and residents. Bridger recently said it would go public.
The new integration is designed to help police, fire and medical personnel gain more precise location data in emergencies. The deal marks the latest gov tech partnership involving U.K.-based what3words and U.S. firms.