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Google testing technology to better locate 911 callers

Google testing technology to better locate 911 callers The tech company allowed several U.S. 911 centers to use their data to pinpoint a caller’s location Yesterday at 9:16 AM By EMS1 Staff MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is working to improve the nationwide 911 system by testing new technology that will better pinpoint the location…

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9/11 responders’ health treatment threatened by budget plan

9/11 responders’ health treatment threatened by budget plan Lawmakers say the impact would be dreadful for the more than 83,000 responders and survivors who rely on the WTC Health Program Yesterday at 8:26 AM By Ginger Adams Otis New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal…

NENA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 with Leaders in Public Safety

NENA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1 with Leaders in Public Safety Press Release Feb 17, 2018 Print Version Hundreds of 9-1-1 leaders from across the country have gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first-ever 9-1-1 call and attend the annual 9-1-1 Goes to Washington event, hosted by NENA: The 9-1-1 Association. On February…

ImageTrend Unveils Emergency Planning and Response Software

ImageTrend Unveils Emergency Planning and Response Software Press Release Feb 19, 2018 Print Version Feb. 19—ImageTrend, Inc. introduced the arrival of Continuum Earth—a solution for emergency planning and response. The new software provides a live, layered view of resources and public assets on a navigable map. Agencies responsible for public safety and health can view live camera…

Texas town rolls out WHALE program to provide aid to first responders

Texas town rolls out WHALE program to provide aid to first responders WHALE stickers help first responders better manage emergency calls by providing information such as the the child’s name, medical information and contact number Feb 17, 2018 By Ruth Campbell Odessa American ODESSA, Texas — To help hospitals and first responders better manage emergency…

Fire destroys 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damages

Fire destroys 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damages Officials say oxygen tanks inside some of the squad’s ambulances exploded shortly after the fire began, helping the flames to quickly spread Yesterday at 1:11 PM Associated Press WOODSTOWN, N.J. — Authorities say a fast-moving fire gutted an ambulance squad’s building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2…

Pa. schools train for emergencies with ‘Stop the Bleed’ program

Pa. schools train for emergencies with ‘Stop the Bleed’ program So far, the anti-bleeding kits are in about 345 school buildings where teachers and staffs have completed training in about 70 school districts Today at 6:30 AM By Chuck Biedka The Valley News-Dispatch PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Long before Wednesday’s mass school shooting in Florida, more…