News Round Up – Nov. 2020

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Tech and Public Safety 

The 2020 Inaugural List of Most Innovative Healthcare Companies

David Shulkin, M.D., Ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veteran Affairs, lists this year’s most innovative healthcare companies that have stepped up in response to the pandemic. 


How assistive AI improves emergency response

Assistive artificial intelligence can help emergency call-takers understand a full picture of a situation during high-pressure situations, picking out key data points that might be overlooked.


911 News You Should Know

Covid-19 claims beloved Chicago dispatcher: ‘His pride was going to work’

Often the unsung heroes of emergency response, dispatchers work tirelessly to respond when their communities are in need. RapidSOS offers our condolences to the family and friends of Guadalupe Lopez.


San Bernardino County sees alarming increase in 911 calls, hospital visits due to pandemic

Southern California’s rates of positive COVID-19 cases are rising, leading to a spike in emergency calls and hospital visits.


RapidSOS in the News

RapidSOS and Google Now Provide Life-Saving Emergency Location for 911 Calls Across Mexico

RapidSOS and Google announced a collaboration to deliver life-saving Android ELS 911 caller location data to public safety agencies across Mexico in response to the immense strain on Mexico’s emergency services due to COVID-19. 


RapidSOS is a solution to COVID-19, suicides and gender violence

Our Strategic Director of LatAm, Daniel Prado, details the possible impact of RapidSOS technology in Mexico.


Cambridge Residents Can Now Create A Free Emergency Health Profile To Share Critical Health Data In An Emergency

“Being able to receive a caller’s opt-in health information will better inform our staff when there is an emergency response,” said Christina Giacobbe, Director of Emergency Communications and 911, City of Cambridge. “I strongly encourage our community to create a free Emergency Health Profile today, as the sharing of this critical data with 911 will help protect lives.”