Incident Command/Situational Awareness

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  • Nov 15, 2016
    Commentary

    The evidence is clear: Body-worn cameras should be on the radar screen of every law-enforcement agency

    It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words; if so, then video is worth tens of thousands words. Despite this, deploying body-worn cameras on officer is not a simple decision....More
  • Nov 10, 2016
    Commentary

    How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty

    Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil....More
  • Oct 14, 2016
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    DHS: Milt Nenneman highlights features of new EDGE virtual training platform

    Milt Nenneman, project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, describes the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform, which will be available to public-safety agencies beginning next week. The online training system will be free to first-responder agencies and will be demonstrated in booth #2614 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show, wihich will be Oct. 15-18 in San Diego....More
  • Sep 29, 2016
    Commentary

    First responders need access to life-saving, 3D location technology

    For public safety, the location of an incident and where its personnel resources are during a response are critical pieces of information. With this in mind, it is crucial that such data—including vertical-location information, with floor-level granularity—is made available to first-response agencies....More
  • Sep 8, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution

    Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency....More
  • Sep 6, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Motorola Solutions: Dean Picha demonstrates how enhanced-geofencing capability can aid response effort

    Dean Picha, an engineer at Motorola Solutions, demonstrates how enhanced geofencing—new fuctionality available on the company's ASTRO 25 systems—allows for quicker updates to responders' radios as they approach an incident scene....More
  • Aug 17, 2016
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    Motorola Solutions: Craig Siddoway highlights efforts to make virtual-reality technology beneficial to public safety

    Craig Siddoway, director of advanced concepts at Motorola Solutions, explains how the company is exploring how virtual reality could be used to help public safety while team members conduct a proof-of-concept demonstration of the technology—featuring technology from eyeFluence that allows a user to navigate through applications by moving only their eyes—at APCO 2016 in Orlando....More

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