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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).

The new Everbridge 360 joins an increasingly crowded field where companies are racing to produce better dashboards. This new product offers upgrades and what the company calls a “unified view” of critical event management.
The funding will come through FEMA programs aimed at improving firefighting and will be used to provide protective gear, training and supplies to emergency personnel.
The retailer and cloud computing giant has announced the first cohort of the AWS GovTech Accelerator Program. Thirteen startups focused on public safety and courts will soon get a chance to impress the public sector.
Cyber attacks and natural disasters are serious threats to courts, and tabletop exercises can help prepare. For courts looking to try out tabletops, starting small can help.
The move, involving eight public safety agencies, is designed to improve responses to hurricanes and other emergencies. The CAD-to-CAD deployment reflects a hot trend in gov tech, according to an executive.
Within days of a widespread outage, officials began bringing homes and businesses back online through a patchwork of generator-powered microgrids that could run separately from fire-threatened transmission lines.
RapidSOS and Emergency24 are the latest firms to offer real-time data to help first responders with emergencies in nonresidential buildings. Losses from fires in such structures have increased significantly since 2011.
Two of the most active companies in the public safety tech space have teamed up to give emergency dispatchers and first responders more details about calls. The effort reflects a larger trend in the gov tech space.
The seller of public safety technology has a new app designed to give police, firefighters and medical workers more access to real-time data in the field. Kansas is the first big customer of this new product.
The FirstNet school safety system, to launch at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, will allow school personnel to silently contact emergency responders by mobile app or wearable panic buttons.