FirstNet to bring big changes in EMS
FirstNet is expected to make "a profound change in the way that EMS is practiced in the field" according to Kevin McGinnis, a FirstNet board member and EMS practitioner. This could include real-time communication between paramedics and doctors over multiple platforms, such as databases and video, he said. Urgent Communications
Lack of data on misrouted 9-1-1 calls poses challenge
Despite an increase in misrouted 9-1-1 calls due to cellphone use, no federal agency is tasked with investigating or tracking such calls. "There is no data on how often 9-1-1 calls must be redirected," said Trey Forgety, NENA director of government affairs. NENA officials praised efforts by larger cities to consolidate their 9-1-1 centers, making them more efficient. GovTech.com
|Building Workplace Trust 2015|
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.
Public-safety announcements can go over Samsung LTE
Samsung's public-safety LTE features push-to-talk capability, as well as text and multimedia broadcast delivery options. "The deployment of PS-LTE solution is still under discussion by Samsung, but all we know is that it's going to be commercially available in Q3 2015," Sully Sheperd writes. Engadget
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