State College, Pa. (August 10, 2022) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced today that it will continue to support the state of Maine’s Emergency Services Communication Bureau (ESCB) as it implements 911/988 service integration. MCP specifically will help the state develop policies and procedures to address screening calls for crisis-response services. The ESCB is a division of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC).
This article originally appeared in StateScoop on November 23, 2021 and can be viewed here.
Emergency call centers across the nation are "doing a good job" upgrading to modern technology compatible with next-generation 911, but the core infrastructure backing those systems needs a boost, according to a recent analysis from the public-safety consulting firm Mission Critical Partners.
State College, Pa. (November 18, 2021) — Mission Critical Partners (MCP) announced that the firm reached a significant milestone when it surpassed the 100th vulnerability assessment on behalf of clients in conjunction with its Model for Advancing Public Safety (MAPS®) methodology. MAPS is a proprietary assessment model developed by MCP that analyzes data and identifies vulnerabilities compared with critical success factors for public safety agencies.
State College, Pa. (November 8, 2021) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Mission Critical Partners (MCP) will collaborate to assess the current status of geographic information systems (GIS) within the 911 community. The goal of the initiative is to define what is required to achieve interoperable GIS data sharing nationwide. NHTSA selected MCP following a full and open solicitation and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals. The National 911 Program, housed within NHTSA, will lead this important effort.
State College, Pa. (October 14, 2021)—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) selected Mission Critical Partners (MCP) to support the National 911 Program in a nationwide assessment of the current status of computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems used by emergency communications centers (ECCs). This selection was made following a full and open solicitation, and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals.
It seems universally accepted that the birth of Next Generation 911 (NG911) service in the United States occurred when the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) released in 2001 its “E9-1-1 Future Path Plan.” Ever since then, state and local 911 authorities, with support from the federal government, have strived to implement NG911 technology, which represents a quantum leap forward in terms of service delivery compared with legacy 911 systems.
Unlocking the power of ESInets
Three very approaches exist for provisioning such networks, and level of control is a key differentiator
By Brian Melcer and Jackie Mines
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., November 9, 2020—An initiative to interconnect three Pennsylvania regions via a fiber-optic communications network to improve emergency response was completed at the end of October. The project was supported by Mission Critical Partners (MCP), which provides consulting services and solutions that support mission-critical communications, specializing in networks, data integration and cybersecurity.
This article originally appeared in StateScoop and can be viewed here.
This article orginally appeared in Urgent Communications. The online version can be viewed here.