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Google / RapidSOS Partnership Results in Life-Saving Rescue

NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 — 22-year-old Jeremy Schmeltzer of Prince William County, VA is alive today thanks to the Prince William County public safety communications responders and a partnership between Google and emergency technology company RapidSOS. On April 6, 2019, Jeremy experienced an allergic reaction that led to a severe asthma attack. Unable to breathe, Jeremy’s speech was severely impacted and he was…

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Case Study: Saving a Life with RapidSOS and Android ELS

Obtaining an accurate location for mobile 9-1-1 callers has been one of the most pressing challenges the public safety community has faced in recent decades.  The nation’s legacy 9-1-1 infrastructure makes it difficult for 9-1-1 to receive fast, accurate caller location for calls from mobile devices. That means more than 80% of 9-1-1 calls nationwide…

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Learn How to Best Utilize RapidSOS Portal with Our Latest Training Video Series

RapidSOS Portal is a simple browser-based tool for ECCs to receive location and additional emergency data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse. It is accessible for any authorized ECC at no cost, regardless of what call-taking, CAD or mapping product they currently use. This article introduces a series of training videos to help you best take advantage…

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Fourth of July Emergencies: How 911 Agencies Prepare

Celebrated in every city and town across the nation, Fourth of July emergencies drive some of the largest volumes of 911 calls that public safety agencies answer throughout the year. Members of the RapidSOS Public Safety team spoke to us about the challenges public safety agencies, 911 telecommunicators, and first responders face during the Fourth…

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