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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).

Lawmakers are considering spending $6 million to test the program, which allows paramedics to drive in standard vehicles directly to patients in need of care rather than waiting for ambulances, saving precious time.
Dedrone, the company Axon acquired, makes software, sensors and AI that help Ukraine defend against enemy drones — and protect utilities, prisons and public spaces in the U.S. Dedrone had raised $127 million from Axon and other investors.
The company, which sells data integration software for state and local agencies, plans a hiring spree. The company is eyeing steady growth as more governments demand better ways to assemble and use data.
After the success of an AI-powered wildfire threat detection pilot, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources envisions how a real-time camera response center could safeguard millions of acres of forestlands.
Fire Chief, Atlantic City, N.J.
A new tool from public safety tech supplier Axon can automatically transcribe audio from the company’s body cameras. Arriving as law enforcement nationwide confronts a hiring crisis, it could free up officers for other duties.
The Next-Gen Emergency Vehicle Preemption technology provides first responders the ability to alter traffic lights on a complete route to an event, not just one light at a time.
The Canada-based gov tech supplier has acquired a company that sells CAD, RMS and other tools for first responders and public safety agencies. Versaterm’s CEO explains the thinking behind his company’s latest deal.
First responders, law enforcement officers, tow truck drivers and construction workers are all vulnerable on the roadways for a variety of reasons and subject to being hit and killed by distracted drivers.
The Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office and Allen County Emergency Management Agency set up an Emergency Operations Center. Weather conditions appear to be nearly perfect for today's eclipse.