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What Happens When You Dial 911 on Your Mobile Device

With our blog focus on 911, we thought it’d be helpful to explain what happens when an emergency responder receives a 911 wireless call. We also outline the vital information the caller should provide in that situation.

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement After Testifying Before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications

After testifying before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Response and Communications Hearing on “Communicating with the Public During Emergencies: An Update on Federal Alert and Warning Efforts,” I released the following statement: “The U.S. wireless industry remains strongly committed to deploying the Commercial Mobile Alert Service, enacted as part of the Warning, […]

CTIA WOW Wireless Lifesaver: Young Hunter Rescues

The final Wireless Lifesaver video this month is about teenager J.P. Failor. He loves to hunt, but an expedition with his father took on a very different tone when they came across another hunter in terrible distress. J.P. tells us what happened one early morning, and how he used wireless to save a man’s life.

CTIA WOW Wireless Lifesaver: Foiled Abduction

Even though our blog’s focus on wireless safety is nearing its end, check out today’s Wireless Lifesaver video about Maranda Chatman of Decatur, IL. While she was on her way to school one morning, a man pulled over near her in his car and tried to lure her to go with him. Maranda used her […]

CTIA WOW Wireless Lifesaver: Youngster saves Senior with Cell

Today’s wireless safety video is about Chad Long. When he heard about a gentleman who suffered from memory loss was missing in Farmersville, Ohio, he helped search for him and found him in the woods stuck under a fence. Chad used his mobile device to alert others for help to save a life that day.

CTIA WOW Wireless Lifesaver: Two-Time Hero

Watch New York’s Shane Berger’s “Wireless Lifesaver” moments when he helped save the life of not one, but two people, on different occasions. As part of our blog’s theme on wireless safety, Shane’s been the recipient of two ‘bolts’ of wireless good fortune.

CTIA WOW Wireless Lifesaver: Man Saves Life with Cell

Here’s another inspirational story about a man who used his mobile device to save a life as part of this month’s wireless safety blog theme. Darrin Boehmer was visiting a center in Oregon that trains the disabled for various jobs. Little did he know, he might save a life that day. Darrin describes what happened […]

CTIA WOW Lifesaver: Developing Social Media Wireless App for Haiti Relief Efforts

To continue our blog’s theme on wireless safety, here’s another inspiring “Wireless Lifesaver” story. The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti was a horrific catastrophe, but wireless communications played a vital role in the rescue efforts that saved thousands of lives. The Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Ryan Bank is featured for his development of a social media wireless application […]

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