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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).

Through investment and integration, Honeywell will work with RapidSOS to improve data access for dispatchers and improve emergency response times. The move highlights the increasing appeal of public safety technology.
If the Oregon cities of Astoria and Seaside decided to consolidate their emergency dispatch centers into one countywide center, challenges like interoperability and staff shortages could finally be addressed.
The latest surge in COVID-19 cases has put a big strain on both public safety and health services in San Francisco. As a result, officials only want residents to call 911 if there’s a clear life-threatening emergency.
The deals come after the company, already big in human resources software, absorbed fresh capital from private equity firms. NEOGOV plans more moves to gain public safety business as departments upgrade digital tools.
First responders, emergency dispatchers and public safety technology vendors are preparing to deal with a cold reality: Much less federal funding for 911 upgrades than needed or expected. What happens next for response times and innovation?
The product release comes as more departments seek out augmented and virtual reality technology to sharpen the skills of first responders. That has led to more money flowing into this growing area of gov tech.
As artificial intelligence gains ground among governments, firefighters and other first responders could soon depend much more upon the technology. As the market grows, various companies are gearing up in different ways.
The latest in a string of acquisitions for the Canadian public safety tech company reflects the push to upgrade emergency dispatch services as well as the hot M&A market for government technology.
When an elderly man with dementia wandered from his home in Pennsylvania, it had the makings of a long day for the police and fire department crews, but officials say a drone was instrumental in finding him quickly.
Cyber criminals could take advantage of natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure, including transportation, emergency response, water systems and hospitals.