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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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MCP In the News: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Four counties in Western Pennsylvania set out to do something that hadn't been done before, and in the process, dramatically improved emergency response regionwide

The counties of Venango, Lawrence, Butler and Mercer, all located within Southwestern PA, all had computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems that had reached end of life and needed replacement. In spite of three of the counties sharing a CAD system vendor, all four counties had standalone systems and were unable to forward essential CAD data when they transferred calls to each other.

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MCP In the News: Nebraska's Long Haul to Implement Next-Generation 911

Read Government Technology's article that discusses how the Nebraska Public Service Commission and Mission Critical Partners are addressing key obstacles to the rollout of statewide next-generation 911.

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Topics: Next Generation 911 Networks, Industry News, Company News

Posted on May 29, 2019

Pennsylvania Counties Implement Award-Winning Regional CAD System to Support Emergency Response

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (April 9, 2019)—A regional computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system implemented by four counties in western Pennsylvania and supported by Mission Critical Partners (MCP) recently received one of the prestigious 2019 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence in the category of information technology.

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Topics: Industry News, Public Safety, 911, Awards

Posted on April 9, 2019