Jill Nolin

CDC continues to update 911/EMS protocol for Ebola
To help public-safety answering points (PSAPS) and Emergency Medical Services safely respond to patients who potentially could have Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update its guidelines that were first published last fall. Last month, the CDC also released a helpful flow chart.
Top 5 stories: Week of Jan. 26 – 30
Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from last week
EWA says PDV proposal offers “meaningful option” for private enterprise
Some comments regarding a proposal to realign the 900 MHz band to make room for broadband while preserving space for narrowband indicate a lingering hope that utility and critical-infrastructure entities could secure dedicated broadband spectrum, but an attorney for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance says that she does not “see any realistic likelihood that that is going to happen.”
Top 5 stories: Week of Jan. 19-23
Here’s a look at the most popular stories onIWCE’s Urgent Communications from last week.
Top 5 stories: Week of Jan. 12-16
Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from last week.
NG-911 project from TCS will bring unprecedented connectivity, South Dakota 911 leader says
South Dakota selects TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) for a five-year, $16.4 million contract that will bring next-generation 911 technology to all of its public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in the next two years.
New OSHA rule requires tower operators, other employers to report a broader range of injuries
Tower operators and other employers must report any work-related, in-patient hospitalizations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to the agency’s new rules.
Top 5 stories: Week of Jan. 5–9

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FCC scheduled to vote on 911 indoor location-accuracy rules this month
FCC commissioners are scheduled to consider the issue of indoor location accuracy for wireless 911 calls during its Jan. 29 meeting, the agency announces.
FirstNet to 911 leaders: Call your SPOC 1
Contacting the single point of contact (SPOC) in a given state or territory is a good way for 911 leaders to become involved in the ongoing FirstNet consulation process, FirstNet Outreach Director Amanda Hilliard said during a recent webinar.
Body-worn cameras by law enforcement raise myriad legal, policy questions 1
Police departments continue to rapidly adopt body-worn camera programs, but even as more officers don cameras, there are many legal and policy questions that remain unanswered.
A look back at the Top 10 stories of 2014
Another year is in the books, but before we move on to new plans and goals for 2015, let’s look back at the news that shaped 2014 and, in some cases, laid the groundwork for next year’s big breakthrough moments.
Challenges and opportunities abound in critical communications, panelists say
Tight budgets and competing projects will continue to put a strain on the public-safety communications industry, but manufacturers say they see still opportunities in the market, vendor representatives said during a recent webinar conducted as part of the IWCE Virtual Show.
Top 5 stories: Week of Dec. 15-19

Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from the last week"

Leveraging Wi-Fi, beacons as part of indoor-location solution ideal for active-shooter incidents, Guardly says
Toronto-based Guardly says it can leverage a burgeoning technology—beacons—to provide accurate and specific indoor-location information quickly during an active-shooter incident.

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