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Use It or Lose It

Periodic testing your mass notification system is a best practice we highly recommend. Not only does it help to ensure that your messages are up-to-date and ready to use, it also serves as a reminder to your select group of test alert recipients that the system is active and available. Another important reason to test your system is making sure the users in your organization are properly trained.

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Improving Wireless Location Detection

With so many households eliminating landline phones, the volume of 911 calls from cell phones is rapidly increasing. Callers may not be aware that the current technology to detect the location of a wireless phone is only accurate within 164 to 984 feet. This includes both latitude and longitude. For example, if a 911 call came from within a high-rise building, first responders are unable to determine the floor or sometimes even the building where the 911 call originated.

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Customer Spotlight: Harnett County, NC

We are pleased to present our latest customer spotlight case study featuring Harnett County, North Carolina. The case study details how Harnett County utilized Rapid Notify during a missing person situation.

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Text-to-911 is Here

Four major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, now offer text-to-911 in select areas. This new option is NOT yet live across all states and counties in the U.S. and how these texts are handled will vary from region to region.

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Hands-Only CPR

According to the American Heart Association, 89 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they do not receive immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from someone on the scene. With nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the United States, many lives could be saved if those nearby felt capable and qualified to administer CPR.

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