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DHS S&T Selects University of Illinois for NG 9-1-1 Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DoT), has selected the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of next-generation...

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ResponderSafety.com Releases “Roadway Response Safety Shorts”

Short Videos that Demonstrate Important Safety Procedures at Roadway Incidents are Perfect for Quick Training and Social Media Sharing ResponderSafety.Com has released ten Roadway Response Safety Shorts videos that demonstrate critical actions to take at every scene to improve the safety of your roadway operations. The videos are applicable to firefighters, rescue, fire police, law...

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White Paper: NG911 & Firstnet: Emergency Communication Centers Provide the Critical Link

A wide variety of challenges are facing emergency communications centers that answer calls to 9-1-1 and dispatch law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical responders including budget constraints, staffing shortages and rapidly changing technology. Two specific technologies, Next Generation 9-1-1 (or NG9-1-1) and the Public Safety Broadband Network (or FirstNet), have captured significant attention.  This...

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New Module from ResponderSafety-Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute has announced a new training module on the public Safety telecommunicator’s role in roadway safety titled, Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team. Take this module to learn how Telecommunicators/Dispatchers can help get the right resources to the scene, coordinate the run, and better prepare everyone for the most effective handling of...

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Groups Urge FCC to Protect 5.9 GHz Band for Safety Use

From Communication Daily: Groups concerned about automotive safety asked the FCC to protect 5.9 GHz. They wrote Chairman Ajit Pai and the other commissioners, posted Monday in docket 13-49. “With the tremendous potential to improve transportation safety and the growth in demand for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services, it is essential that the entire 5.9 GHz band—all...

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Step Aside, Cities – Innovations in Rural Mobility

Urban mobility gets all the headlines, but technology can also transform transportation outside cities. Wyoming is turning I-80 into a connected corridor that promises to drastically improve safety for truck drivers and the public. Emergency managers are looking at innovations in transportation to save lives. This session will explore how mobility providers are adapting to...

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National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act (H.R. 5700) Introduced

The National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act (H.R. 5700) is a bill proposed by Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate the creation of a unified wireless number for critical non-emergency situations on U.S. nation’s highways. Twenty-nine states operate at least 18 different wireless short codes...

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Proposed International Standards Related to AACN

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a developer of open internet standards using open accessible processes. They are a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. IETF has proposed two standards related to Advanced Automatic...

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