FirstNet Board Takes Action Toward Achieving Program Roadmap Milestones

The FirstNet Board approved resolutions designed to generate valuable perspectives from public safety, industry, and the general public on important foundational issues regarding the development of the network.

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Life Skills: Foods to Avoid Eating Late at Night

Even if you’re just off the late night shift and extremely hungry, you should be aware of certain foods that should be avoided before going to sleep.

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System Glitch Delays Some 911 Calls in Erie County (Penn.)

“The most important thing is that, when a caller calls 9-1-1, they get an answer,” said a Verizon spokesperson.

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Maplewood (Minn.) Fire/EMS Department Allows Personnel to Schedule Themselves

Aladtec enables Maplewood Fire Department (Minn.) to offer employees schedule flexibility while improving department efficiency.

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Wilcon Announces New Fiber Network Build Connecting Downtown Los Angeles and El Segundo

This network stretches 43 route miles and 22,000 fiber miles, creating diverse network access from downtown Los Angeles through Hollywood, Santa Monica and Burbank to the dense commercial district in El Segundo, including the multiple data centers there.

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APCO Announces ANSI Approval of Revisions to Standard for Alarm Interface Data Exchanges

Some highlights in the revision include the addition of data elements to accommodate the introduction of a Message Broker, a standardized list of message status terminology, an expanded list of alarm event types, and the capture of an alarm service organization name.

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9-1-1 System Adds Automated Message to Discourage Hang-Ups

Emergency call takers are hoping that a new automated message on the Colorado Springs 911 system will keep callers on the line when they do not receive an immediate response.

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