Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
Chris O’Neill was driving along Lake Oswego, Oregon when he saw an SUV teetering over an embankment. After using his cellphone to call 911, he risked his life by crawling into the unsteady SUV to save the 4-year old strapped in the backseat.
There is no question that our public safety professionals – first responders, police, firefighters, paramedics – are amazing individuals. They put their lives on the line to save others. While others run away from a disaster, they run to it. Quite simply, these men and women are amazing. So it is disheartening to read in [...]
The students at the University of Maryland in College Park are safer on campus these days thanks to Dr. Ashok Agrawala. He describes a virtual campus safety app he created called “Escort-M” that transmits real-time audio, video and location information from a UMD user’s wireless device to public safety personnel at the university’s Security Operations [...]
After the FCC adopted the “Delivery of Text-to-911” Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), I said: “CTIA and its member companies have long been committed to, and have a strong record of, enhancing public safety and ensuring that wireless consumers can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. Last week’s voluntary commitment by the nation’s [...]
To help consumers, CTIA and its members developed a public service announcement (PSA) video, which serves as a funny reminder to use their smartphones’ features and apps to remote lock, track and wipe if the devices are lost or stolen. Learn more at http://beforeyouloseit.org For the uncensored PG version, watch this one:
In recognition of emergency preparedness month, CTIA is highlighting the American Red Cross Hurricane App.
CTIA developed a 30-second TV PSA (www.emergencywireless.org) to remind consumers about the valuable services their wireless devices can provide them in the event of an emergency, such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods. Wireless devices are important tools that help us communicate with our friends and family, but also emergency responders. Among the safety tips CTIA [...]
The Wireless Foundation held its 2012 Achievement Awards Dinner last night at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. It was a fantastic event as we heard a number of inspiring stories from people all over the country who used wireless technology to help others. In addition, Rep. Anna Eshoo of California and Rep. John [...]