Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel soon may leverage information from myriad medical devices and reliable broadband connectivity from FirstNet to provide better initial treatment to patients, as well as unprecedented situational awareness to others in the healthcare ecosystem, according to FirstNet board member Kevin McGinnis.
Dana Wahlberg, director of Minnesota’s Emergency Communications Networks (ECN) division, explains how Minnesota began providing text-to-911 service at seven regional centers before expanding the capability statewide.
Representatives of key public-safety organizations send a letter to Congressional leadership seeking “a significant federal grant program” to help pay to deploy IP-based, next-generation 911 (NG911) technology nationwide be included in the upcoming omnibus funding package being considered by federal lawmakers.
Smaller dispatch centers will be able deploy Avtec’s popular IP-based Scout console solution cost effectively with the introduction of three lower-priced tiers of the product that also provide a smooth migration path to the full-featured Scout platform for a growing dispatch center, according. to Avtec President Arjen Maarleveld.
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sends a letter to the governors of New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, criticizing those governments for not responding to the FCC’s request to report on 911 deployments and whether they diverted 911 fees for non-911 uses.
President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.