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ASAP's Summer Sizzle

It’s the middle of summer, and there’s a heatwave parked over the USA. ASAP is heating up, too!

On July 13, CSAA President Pam Petrow announced that Delaware County, Ohio went live that morning with ASAP. 446 more words

APCO Broadband Summit

This week I participated in my first ‘Broadband Summit”.  I gave a presentation on the network management tools (SNMP, Wireshark, Dashboard) that we have implemented within our NextGen 911  ESInet in Palm Beach County. 315 more words

Policy

CSAA Talks ASAP at APCO's Emerging Technology Conference

ASAP activity continues across the country. On March 16 and 17, CSAA Vice President of Membership Becky Lane presented two sessions on the service at the… 233 more words

Universal Access to Citizen Services

A concern that can exist in nearly any city, county, state, or even country, is that once an easy to remember emergency number, like 911 in the US, 112 across the European Union, and the 999 available in the UK, has been deployed, massive misuse of the system by non-emergency calls starts to put strain on the network; equipment and even staff must now cope with the increase of non-emergency citizen outreach beyond the purpose of the service. 1,186 more words

Public Safety E911

And they're off... sort of.

So today was the commercial start of the Iditarod.  That is the unofficial start in Anchorage, Alaska.  It is a ceremony that has no importance to the race itself.  690 more words

Hear No 911, Speak No 911, See No 911

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Clearly the digits 911 are a brand that is recognized worldwide. For anyone living in the United States, we are taught at a very early age that these numbers can, and will, provide you with assistance in a dire emergency. 959 more words

Public Safety E911

Solution? Or Knee-Jerk Reaction?

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Emergency services in India have evolved over the years. But instead of consolidating access numbers, the decision was made to implement different numbers for everything. 883 more words

Public Safety E911