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Pandemic Underscores Importance of Public Safety Continuity-Of-Operations and Disaster-Recovery Plans

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Richard Gaston

COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, pandemic is grabbing a lot of attention right now, partly because we don’t see global pandemics in the United States very often, certainly not one of this gravity. But we do see other significant events on a fairly regular basis— e.g., wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, hazardous materials spills, network outages—that can disrupt or halt public safety operations.

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Women in Public Safety Communications Have Come a Long Way

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Glenn Bischoff

In this installment in our Women in Public Safety series in honor of Women's History Month celebrated in March, MCP Insights chats with Christy Williams, director of NCT9-1-1 in Arlington, Texas, and a past president of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Williams shares her insights regarding the challenges she faced as a woman over her career in a male-dominated industry, and how she overcame them on her rise to leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.

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Women in Public Safety are More Valued, but There is Still Work to Do

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Glenn Bischoff

In this installment in our Women in Public Safety series, MCP Insights chats with Dana Wahlberg, director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Networks (ECN) division. Wahlberg shares her insights regarding how to survive and ultimately thrive in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Topics: Public Safety

MCP Celebrates National Women's History Month

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Tessa Seigworth

Public safety, like so many other sectors, has been historically male dominated. However, just as the technology the sector uses continues to evolve, so does the number of women entering the sector, and growing within it.

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Topics: Public Safety

MCP’s Nick Falgiatore Nominated for Critical Communications Leader of the Year

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Glenn Bischoff

Three years ago, MCP’s Nick Falgiatore received an IWCE Young Professional award, which was created to showcase next-generation leaders who are shaping the future of the communications industry. Now Nick is being recognized again, having been nominated for IWCE’s Critical Communications Leader of the Year award. This program recognizes individuals whose outstanding leadership has resulted in successful critical communications implementations. MCP Insights recently chatted with Nick about what his nomination means to him, the firm and—most importantly—our clients.

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