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Wall Street Journal – Startup Seeks to Solve 911’s Biggest Riddle: Pinpointing Cellphone Callers

By Ryan Knutson April 25, 2017 5:33 a.m. ET    Companies are working to improve the aging 911 system. Above, a firefighter in New York City last year. PHOTO: MARK LENNIHAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS   Three former leaders of the Federal Communications Commission are investing in a startup that seeks to solve one of 911’s biggest problems: Operators often…

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RapidSOS Closes $14M Series A Funding Round to Transform Safety & Security

NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RapidSOS, an emergency technology start-up, today announced the closing of a $14 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from A3 Ventures (the innovation subsidiary of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah), The Westly Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Responder Ventures, and several notable individuals including three former…

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NG911 Heroes: Share Your PSAP Story

Behind every call to 9-1-1 is a heroic telecommunicator who is there to help us when we need it most. Our mission at RapidSOS is to provide 9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers with the best possible tools and information to help respond to emergencies. We’re honored to work with Apple and Google to provide fast, accurate…

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A Message to the First First Responders

Dear 911 Dispatchers, We were recently reflecting on our experiences as the RapidSOS Liaisons to the 911 Centers all across the country. We meet wonderful and talented Dispatchers, Supervisors and Managers wherever we go. And every single agency we visit faces the same issues with staffing, budget, technology, and much more. Collectively, we have nearly sixty years in…

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A Poem For Dispatchers During NPSTW

It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week – a week to honor personnel in the public safety community. I wrote this poem back in 2007 when I was a dispatcher at the Rochester, MA Communications Center and wanted to share it with all my fellow dispatchers! Hope you enjoy and happy NPSTW!

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