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California counties ink GIS contracts to build next-generation 911

by • 3 weeks ago

San Mateo and Merced counties hired a public safety-dedicated GIS company to aggregate and develop maps and databases suitable for the next generation of emergency dispatch systems.

FirstNet reaches new usage milestones, passes 50 percent buildout

by • 1 month ago

More than 7,250 public safety agencies have signed onto FirstNet, according to AT&T, the contractor building the network. Officials say mission-critical capabilities will be rolled out throughout the year.

California hackathon to look for tech-driven solutions to state's deadly wildfires

by • 2 months ago

With the traditional start of wildfire season approaching, teams of developers will try to come up with new ways to detect blazes and help victims.

Telecom industry opposes California 'throttling' bill after wildfires

by • 2 months ago

The telecom industry's biggest lobbying association is pushing back on a bill that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling public safety agencies' data plans.

LA mayor wants $80 million to refresh police department's 'backwards' technology

by • 3 months ago

Many of the department's workstations are more than seven years old and can reportedly take as long as 20 minutes to boot up.

FirstNet publishes guiding investment principles

by • 3 months ago

The FirstNet board established a set of principles for investments into the network, signaling an intention to build a roadmap to guide future improvements.

Nevada lawmaker proposes controversial 'textalyzer' bill

by • 3 months ago

The bill would allow police officers to use a device to determine whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a collision.

Tornado sirens in Dallas suburbs deactivated after being hacked and set off

by • 3 months ago

Residents of two cities were woken up in the middle of the night Tuesday after someone gained access to the radio-based warning system.

Officials worry next-generation 911 could expose operators to gory images

by • 3 months ago

Some in emergency call centers say they're concerned with how the the introduction of photos and videos to 911 calls could affect their mental well-being.