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PulsePoint: Crowdsourcing CPR to Help Cardiac Arrest Victims: April WOW Wireless at Work

Using PulsePoint, CPR-trained individuals are alerted to nearby cardiac arrest victims to provide assistance until first responders arrive on the scene. PulsePoint President Richard Price explains how the location-based app works in hundreds of communities across the country. By providing CPR immediately, cardiac arrest victims are two to three times more likely to survive.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Improves E9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Wireless carriers and public safety developed a plan to improve the location information for 9-1-1 calls made from mobile phones. Using existing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, the first responders’ gold standard, referred to as “dispatchable address,” will provide the floor, apartment or suite number in case the caller is not able to give that level […]

Thank you, 9-1-1!

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month, and CTIA and the wireless industry are proud to be longstanding partners of the public safety community. We are investing in the necessary technology so public safety may continue to receive the most accurate information using the latest mobile products and services: Text-to-9-1-1. The national carriers voluntarily committed and […]

Wireless Emergency Alerts Explained: April WOW Insider Interview

Launching in April 2012, Wireless Emergency Alerts have already saved numerous lives. CTIA Assistant Vice President Brian Josef explains how these text-like alerts are free, but to make sure to check with your wireless carrier to see if your device is WEA-capable and service is available in your area.

Sprint: Help Companies Save Fuel and Improve Safety

By using fleet management wirelessly, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives Darren Beck discusses how it helps other companies reduce their fleet vehicles’ fuel use and environmental impact.

CPR-trained? Download PulsePoint to Help Save a Life

When we say mobility can help change lives, we mean it. I am so excited by our Foundation’s important work to support the PulsePoint CPR and PulsePoint AED (Automated External Defibrillator) apps. If a cardiac emergency occurs in a public place, this location-aware app alerts nearby CPR-trained users while simultaneously dispatching professional first responders to […]

CTIA Statement on the FCC’s August Open Meeting on Text-to-911 and Wireless Towers

After the FCC’s August Open Meeting, I said:                                                         “CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers, including the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities, can reach 911 in their greatest time of need. This record was demonstrated by the successful voluntary commitment made over […]

How to Prepare Your Devices In Case of Emergency

Your cellphone, smartphone and/or tablet can be an invaluable tool for you and your family during an emergency. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your wireless devices are ready when needed: Add emergency numbers on every device: By adding those numbers to other devices, you’ll still have access to those […]

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