public safety

Dallas Mayor appoints Nextt CEO Arun Agarwal as Committee Chair for 2024 Capital Bond Program

by | Mar 17, 2023
Agarwal will lead the Community Bond Task Force Committee, a 15-member group that will assist the Dallas City Council and city staff in reviewing and selecting projects for consideration in the 2024 Capital Bond Program.
AT&T Continues Boosting Its Communication Network for First Responders With an Executive Promotion
by | Feb 25, 2021
Jason Porter, a nearly two-decade veteran of AT&T, will now lead the corporation's public sector and FirstNet business arm. AT&T is continually expanding FirstNet, the nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. It currently covers 99 percent of of the U.S. population—but AT&T says it isn't stopping until every first responder has the connectivity and modern communications tools they require in an emergency.
How North Texas Dispatchers Tapped Waze Data to Speed 9-1-1 Response Times
by | Aug 28, 2020
Every day, Wazers alert their peers of highway incidents and hazards—with more than 10,000 reports in DFW alone. Waze analysis shows, about 40 percent of the time, user reports of crashes to its app are almost five minutes faster than traditional 9-1-1 calls.