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  • Feb 26, 2015
    audio

    NISC: Charles Werner discusses key outcomes from the recent DisasterTech hackathon

    Charles Werner, National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) chairman and fire chief for Charlottesville, Va., discusses the value of hackathons to public safety, as well as some of the applications developed at the recent hackathon conducted in conjunction with the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) in New Orleans....More
  • Jan 6, 2015
    Commentary

    Taller deployable towers could provide a 'light at the end of the fiber' for disaster response

    Development of deployable towers that are taller than 500 feet would be very useful in the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, where the entire local communications infrastructure is unavailable....More
  • Nov 24, 2014
    audio

    Safer Buildings Coalition: Alan Perdue outlines in-building needs for general public, first responders

    Alan Perdue, executive director for the Safer Buildings Coalition, discusses the safety needs associated with in-building coverage for both the general public and first-responder personnel during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson. On Dec. 11, Perdue will be a panelist during a webinar that will be part of IWCE's Virtual Show, which is free to attendees....More
  • Oct 29, 2014
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    VIEVU: Agencies are 'one shot away' from another Ferguson

    Steve Lovell, president of VIEVU, talks about the company's new ruggedized body camera and the increased interest in body cameras in law enforcement during this conversation with IWCE's Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin at the recent ASIS conference in Atlanta....More

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