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John Chiaramonte Joins PPVAR Board of Directors

Will help guide the organization in its quest to improve the safety and effectiveness of the emergency response community by championing alarm verification prior to notification

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MCP in the News: Maintaining ECC Operations Remotely During a Public Health Crisis

This article, which originally appeared in Police Chief Magazine Tech Talk, was authored by Mission Critical Partners' Bonnie Maney, Enterprise Client Manager. The full article is accessible here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way many organizations operate, and the public safety emergency communications centers (ECCs) have not been immune to its impact. After all, emergencies do not stop because a crisis exists. While agencies may have basic evacuation or continuity-of-operations plans (COOPs) in place, it is unlikely that they cover a public health crisis as unprecedented and serious as what is occurring. So, in the essential business of emergency response, how does an agency protect its staff members while continuing to serve and protect its field responders and community effectively?

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MCP in the News: House Approves $12 Billion for NG911 Funding in Infrastructure Package, But Bill Unlikely to Pass Senate

This article orginally appeared in Urgent Communications. The online version can be viewed here.

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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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