Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
A major hurdle to combating distracted driving is the idea among some drivers, especially teens, that texting and driving is okay. To help illustrate just how dangerous this practice is, the It Can Wait campaign developed the Texting and Driving Simulator. The simulator provides users the ability to try to text while driving, but safely [...]
As you might have already seen, today is ”Drive 4 Pledges Day” as part of the “It Can Wait” anti-texting while driving campaign. Take the pledge today to never text and drive and tell your friends to do the same. Share the pledge online through social media (#ItCanWait) and make the personal commitment to not [...]
Real-time information is vital in times of natural disasters and impending weather threats, and the American Red Cross is increasingly turning to mobile to dispense vital safety tips for all kinds of emergencies. Vice President of Product Development in the Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety Division, Dom Tolli talks about the ARC’s reliance on [...]
BYOD represents a security challenge for IT professionals, but OpenPeak EVP of Strategy and Business Development David Barclay discusses the balance between user convenience and keeping applications and devices secure.
During last night’s VITA Achievement Awards Dinner, The Wireless Foundation recognized four individuals as Wireless Samaritans, using wireless technology to save lives, stop crimes and help in emergency situations. We also honored Senator Rockefeller and organizations that are using wireless technology to make positive societal impacts. Latin for “life,” the VITA Award recipients were chosen [...]
Last night, The Wireless Foundation held its VITA Achievement dinner, where it recognized individuals and organizations that used wireless technology to make a positive and significant societal impact. The evening’s honorees were (and read the Wireless Samaritans award winners’ inspiring stories): Congressional Honoree: U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller Among the Senator’s many accomplishments, his leadership on [...]
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 [...]