Zetron to Address How LMR Companies Are Embracing Public Safety Broadband at IWCE

Zetron, a global leader in integrated mission critical communications technology, today announced that Paul Moskowitz, Vice President, and John Martyn, Senior Product Manager, will present at IWCE 2021: Connecting Critical Communications, taking place September 27-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Zetron’s Moskowitz and Martyn will speak in a session titled “How LMR Companies are Embracing LTE / Public Safety Broadband” on Monday, September 27 at 10:15 a.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The IWCE Power Session will examine how LMR (land mobile radio) systems are integral to public safety, and how users’ LMR systems can be enhanced with the integration of LTE. During the session, municipal and government leaders will learn how LMR providers are embracing public safety broadband…

EDITORIAL: More work is needed at Meriden’s Emergency Communications Center (CT)

EDITORIAL: More work is needed at Meriden’s Emergency Communications Center (CT)

First things first, as they say. It’s important to recognize the significance of the recently announced $4.8 million expansion of Meriden’s Emergency Communications Center. Thanks to $4 million from the state, the city will be able to move the center from police department headquarters on West Main Street to a new building behind the Pratt Street fire station. An empty lot owned by the city on Benjamin Street will become a parking lot.

If the City Council approves, with an expected $782,000 from Meriden for the project, the investment ought to pay off.

It’s hard to find disagreement with the move. Mayor Kevin Scarpati called the current situation “a less than ideal setting.” Fire Chief Ken Morgan said it had been “a long time coming.” Police Chief Roberto Rosado said the emergency center had outgrown its place at police headquarters…

Emergency app gets first responders to loved ones quickly

Emergency app gets first responders to loved ones quickly

The average time it takes for emergency medical services (EMS) to reach you is about seven minutes. That’s if you live in a populated area. Move further away from the hustle and bustle, and response times can double to nearly 14 minutes. Tap or click here for 18 items that help you survive any emergency.

There is also what is known as the golden hour, where traumatic injuries and patients need to be treated within the first hour to reduce the chances of death. The debate is still ongoing if the golden hour exists. But the point is: the faster you get help, the better your chances of survival…

New emergency-communications system to integrate cross-jurisdictional data into one digital space

Over the last two decades, the emergency-management community has recognized that natural disasters and other emergency situations don’t always follow county lines or town borders. Interagency collaboration is vital—mutual-aid agreements expand the capacity of first responders, for example, and data-sharing solutions can give local telecommunicators regionwide data at the click of a mouse button. 

One such cloud-based advancement scheduled to soon be released by the New York-based emergency technology company RapidSOS, the Emergency Data Exchange, will enable real-time interoperability (the ability of computer or software systems to exchange information) through digital automation—even if different centers aren’t using the same programs or devices…

Three types of FirstNet Authority support for preparedness

By Bruce Fitzgerald, Senior Public Safety Advisor, Emergency Management, First Responder Network Authority

September is National Preparedness Month(link is external), an important reminder for Americans to prepare for disasters and emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

In public safety, every month is Preparedness Month. One of the best ways for the public safety community to prepare for emergencies and disasters is with FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network.


An Overview of FirstNet for Emergency Management

By Bruce Fitzgerald, Senior Public Safety Advisor, Emergency Management, First Responder Network Authority

With increasing numbers of emergency management agencies and other public safety agencies and partners using FirstNet, the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Emergency Management Community of Practice is pleased to share a resource guide for emergency managers. Together our staff has more than 130 years of experience in the emergency management field, and we are pleased to provide an overview of features and functions that emergency managers may use in their daily and emergency response roles. Many of the topics covered in the guide are applicable for coordinating response in the field or when an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated. READ FULL ARTICLLE