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Technology Innovation- Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator

Active work zones are dangerous for highway workers despite safety measures, they risk their lives every day as they perform repairs on the roadways. Although warning signs and arrow boards are the first line of warning for drivers of road work ahead,  another important safety measure is the truck-mounted attenuator.  These provides a safety barrier...

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911 and EMS Experts Unite to Improve CPR

This week, which is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, a team of EMS and 911 professionals met in Washington, D.C. to develop tools that will help 911 and EMS agencies nationwide improve sudden cardiac arrest outcomes with improved CPR practices. See summary HERE.

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NG911 NOW Coalition

National public safety leaders and industry have joined together to create a coalition focused on rapidly accelerating the deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911). The NG911 NOW Coalition, whose members are working to address the funding, technical, policy, and governance challenges that have stalled more rapid NG911 implementation, is calling on government officials across the...

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National 911 Program Update

The latest data submitted by states across the nation in the National 911 Profile Database indicated that many states are implementing Next Generation 911 (NG911) and looking to interconnect their systems with other states. To establish this nationwide 911 “system of systems,” several technical and non-technical tasks must be completed at the national level. The list of...

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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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TSAG at National Safety Council Road To Zero Meeting

TSAG Outreach Officer, Skip Yeakel, presented Advanced Safety Technologies: Reflections and Visions, to the National Safety Council, at their March 20, 2018 Road to Zero Coalition Meeting. Skip’s presentation begins at 1:05:35 in the meeting recording and the 7th item in the right side menu is a jump to the start of his presentation.

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300,000 Emergency Responders Have Completed TIM Training

In this View from the Administration available from AASHTOvideo, Transportation TV takes you to the November 16, 2017  news conference where U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that 300,000 emergency responders nationwide had completed a training program designed to save lives. Chao used the press conference to encourage emergency responders to complete the Federal...

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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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TSAG Requests Proposals for Driver Distraction Project

The Transportation Safety Advancement Group is requesting proposals for a project on Device Distraction in Emergency Response Vehicles. This project will feature a white paper on current device distraction in police, fire, and EMS vehicles and possible solutions to this increasingly prominent issue. The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 17. Please view the full...

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