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MCP In The News: Why Leveraging Social Media Data Is Important

This artcle, authored by Dave Sehnert from Mission Critical Partners, originally appeared in APCO's Public Safety Communications May/June 2020 issue. The online version can be viewed here.

One of the first instances of social media being leveraged on a large scale to enhance public safety and emergency response occurred in 2012 in conjunction with the Super Bowl played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. A 2,800-foot social-media center was established near the stadium, where 50 volunteers monitored the chatter. Platforms monitored included Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube.

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Mission Critical Partners Launches the MCP Podcast Network

New informational offering features the firm’s subject-matter experts and other industry leaders exploring a wide range of timely topics pertaining to mission-critical communications

State College, Pa., (April 23, 2020)—Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the MCP Podcast Network, an informational series that will explore timely topics related to mission-critical communications. Each episode will feature one or more of MCP’s 145 subject-matter experts and/or industry leaders, and will be moderated by Glenn Bischoff, MCP content specialist and former editor of Urgent Communications and Fire Chief magazines.

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Mission Critical Partners Announces Acquisition of URL Integration, Expanding its Data-Integration Capabilities

Mission Critical Partners Announces Acquisition of URL Integration, Expanding its Data-Integration Capabilities

STATE COLLEGE, PA (January 15, 2020) Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the acquisition of URL Integration, an IT consulting company specializing in the planning and implementation of complex data-exchange points for the criminal justice and public safety sectors.

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Mission Critical Partners Acquires Black & Veatch’s Public Safety Consulting Business

Addition strengthens MCP’s capabilities to modernize critical infrastructure networks through increased IT support services and wireless communications systems

STATE COLLEGE, PA (January 7, 2020) Mission Critical Partners (MCP), a leading public safety consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Black & Veatch’s Public Safety (BVPS) consulting division. With BVPS—a unit of Black & Veatch’s Connected Communities business—MCP strengthens its capabilities to design and deploy reliable, advanced radio and wireless broadband systems targeting the public safety sector.

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MCP In the News: Three-Digit Suicide Prevention 'Lifeline' Would Benefit Public-Safety Communications

MCP's Glenn Bischoff recently contributed an article on the FCC's proposal to create a three-digit number—988—for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This proposed three-digit number could improve call volumes in the nation's already overburdened 911 centers and help improve emergency response. 

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