VIDEO: How to get the most from your dispatch consolidation

UNITED STATES — Is your public safety agency curious what it takes to consolidate local dispatch facilities? Are you a PSAP looking to build a new emergency operations control center? Just interested in peeking behind the scenes at a 911 call center? Then check out our free video, covering the specifics of some of our…

BREAKING: Rave to unveil live streaming for public safety mobile devices

BREAKING NEWS: An American software company soon will support live video streaming for public-safety officials. The new program from Rave Mobile Safety allows dispatchers to initiate a streaming session from a 911 caller or someone else with a smart device that is in the vicinity of an incident, according to news reports. The software was demonstrated…

How Amazon is helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells

UNITED STATES — In areas where surveillance footage used to be rare, Amazon is using its popular Ring smart doorbells to get more cameras on more doorsteps. The increased surveillance network is giving police eyes in parts of cities never thought possible, according to a story recently published in CNET Magazine, but is raising privacy…

High-flying surveillance balloons deliver sharp images, raise privacy questions

BREAKING NEWS — An Arizona company’s new high-altitude, long-range surveillance balloons – which it hopes to one day keep afloat for months at a time- is starting to grab the attention of public safety officials due to it’s ability to monitor roads, mines, and pipelines. But police aren’t the only ones watching the development of the…

NEWSLETTER: What is an EMD? And how do they save lives?

NEWSLETTER — Imagine this; your child has stopped breathing, and you don’t know CPR. You’ve called 911, and help is on it’s way. But, do you think your child would have a better chance of surviving if your dispatcher knew exactly how to walk you through administering medical help, like CPR, over the phone? The answer…

BREAKING: Texas recognizes emergency services dispatchers as first responders

BREAKING NEWS — Texas became the first state in America to recognize emergency services dispatchers as first responders, when Governor Greg Abbott signed HB1090 into law this week. The new law takes effect on Sept. 1, 2019. Read more about how officials are hoping other states follow suit below. (https://www.emcommbrief.com/texas-recognizes-emergency-services-dispatchers-as-first-responders/?fbclid=IwAR1fcheOSp63uH_oDzOCS7HNE6tyduq4z7Z4MUMeHrzZIMSq2Ml7CLcz0Kg) “On Monday June 10, 2019,…

What is D-Day? Remembering the storied 1944 invasion of Normandy

On what marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Pyramid Consulting joins the rest of the world in remembering and thanking the 150,000 Allied soldiers for their brave efforts to end the tyranny of Nazis. The landings, which took place on the beaches on Normandy on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, are still the largest seaborne invasion…

AT&T to build nation’s initial FirstNet tribal-land cell site in Wisconsin

WISCONSIN — A Native American reservation in Wisconsin will host the FirstNet system’s first LTE cell site being installed on tribal land, after tribal leaders agreed to a development that promises to transform communications for first responders, and others on the reservation. Currently the Red Cliff Reservation is experiencing just 20 percent cell coverage on it’s 15,000…