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Partnering with 9-1-1 to Save Lives with Social Media

Social media applications are becoming an increasingly important tool during emergencies. During recent emergency situations such as Hurricane Harvey and an active shooter in Maryland, social media applications have been used as a help-seeking medium when dialing 911 was not feasible or desirable. For instance, during Hurricane Harvey, 911 centers were overwhelmed with 10 times…

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Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide

Today we are excited to announce that RapidSOS and Google have launched Android Emergency Location Service (ELS) in the U.S. This allows Android devices to send faster, more accurate 911 caller location to 911 communications centers nationwide – all through the secure RapidSOS Clearinghouse. Download the RapidSOS Clearinghouse overview → How it works: Android ELS…

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Fall Public Safety Conferences: Don’t Delay on Mobile Caller Location

At RapidSOS, our mission is to provide public safety professionals with the technology they need to best serve their communities. In order to understand the needs of public safety professionals, our public safety team works to develop a deep collaborative relationship with emergency responders. As part of this partnership, our team attends public safety conferences…

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