Are you prepared for when the new federal E911 legislation goes into effect this September? We will be discussing a different state every Thursday, so you can get the most up-to-date E911 information about your state’s requirements, what this means for you, and what you can do to become compliant. This week we are highlighting the Sunshine State, Florida.
RedSky Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of automated E911 solutions to the enterprise, announced the latest version of the company’s flagship product, E911 Manager®, has successfully achieved Interoperability Certification (IOC) from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).
Imagine calling 9-1-1. You are immediately overcome with a sense of panic. Time slows down, and you begin to worry when the help you called for will arrive. Now, imagine if help never comes. This was the case for one Twitter user, who has now made it a mission to spread awareness about some major shortcomings in our country’s emergency preparedness. The user's feed implores followers to take their safety seriously and learn about potential points of exposure when calling 9-1-1.
It’s hard to fathom a time when calling 9-1-1 wasn’t an option. Today, nearly 99% of people across the US have access to dialing this ubiquitous number. However, it has only been a little over fifty years since the first 9-1-1 call was successfully placed in Haleyville, Alabama. Even more shocking is the fact that 50% of the US was without 9-1-1 implementation until practically 1990. Our society’s almost absolute reliance on this one number in such a short period of time is astounding.