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Schools Find Role in National Emergency Communications Plan

Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 4, 2009

A school district in Colorado launched a new two-way radio training program for all school staff on Monday, and became the first in the nation to formally align its school safety plans with the Department of Homeland Security’s vision for interoperable radio communications to improve coordination among agencies responding to emergencies.

At the all-day inaugural training workshop, Pueblo County School District 70 (D70) school principals learned how to effectively use two-way radio communications according to the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) and the Incident Command System (ICS).

School staff interacted with professional responders to complete a series of brief drills and tabletop exercises at Pueblo West High School, and the proceedings were observed by guests from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Valley School District, Safe Havens International, and School Safety Partners.

Greg Keasling, D70 Director of Student Services announced that all schools in the district are now linked by two-way radio to all local first responders, including police, fire, emergency medical, emergency management, and other special rescue teams. In the event of a school incident, a communications network can be instantly activated that connects the high-end radios used by professional responders with the lower-end radios used day-to-day by staff in any school in the county.

Jeff Howes, principal of North Mesa Elementary, sees many benefits to this interoperability. “Communications is easier among stakeholders,” he explained. “Response time is quicker, mistakes can be quickly corrected or response plans quickly changed, and we can run everyday operations more smoothly.”

The principals agreed that the enhanced radio communications allows school staff and local responders to more effectively take action to protect students, teachers, and staff, as well as protect school property. The bridging technology takes less than a day to install and is provided by Denver company SchoolSAFE Communications, which also maintains a 24/7 district monitoring center to track all radio network activity and assure availability. The system is already installed in 48 locations across Colorado.

Keasling tested the technology in various simulations including a full-scale active shooter exercise last year which involved over 1,200 persons and 18 response agencies. He also established a feedback loop with the system’s developers to create custom features and improvements for his district.

However, D70 is also taking steps to avoid clogging safety communications by inexperienced school radio users. Captain Lee Roybal with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office advised, “always call 911 first, even if only to give a location,” but in order to incorporate radios he placed a high priority on protocols and evaluations to improve procedures.

Others in the Sheriff’s Office concurred. School Resource Officer Bryan DeHerrera said school staff need to learn proper radio etiquette. Comm Officer Katie Decrescontis urged schools to learn from dispatch how to give exactly the information needed within a matter of seconds.

Workshop facilitators Todd Skoglund and Ken Rost showed how “human interoperability” depended on concise dialog to make the radio system work, and they drew on ICS features such as the use of common terminology and unity of command to improve crisis communications between schools and public safety.

They also relied on the objectives of the NECP, which recognizes that the “ability to communicate in real time is critical to establishing command and control at the scene of an emergency, to maintaining event situational awareness, and to operating overall within a broad range of incidents.”

Throughout the day, workshop groups focused on major school incidents that would be most effectively addressed using radio: weather-related emergencies, gas leaks, intruder alerts, lost children, nearby wildfires, disgruntled violent parents, bomb threats, child abductions, and active shooters. Keasling added another: “What about first day of school? That’s an incident, too!”

Once the school year begins, Keasling will roll out the training program to include more and more school staff.

School principals and district administrators have long questioned the ability to communicate in crisis using traditional emergency resources. For example, they identified in the district’s central phone system a design flaw commonly found in schools across the nation: routing a 911 call through a remote call center cloaks the address of the school in distress placing the call, and this can prevent the 911 dispatcher from confirming the location of the emergency.

Also, in the crucial minutes waiting for responders to arrive there has previously been no way to directly provide updates on a developing school crisis, and once responders were on the scene there was no way for them to get real-time information from radio-equipped school staff located throughout the school.

Keasling feels that these problems will been solved through Pueblo County’s interoperability program.

Colorado was the first state to make interoperable communications part of a statewide School Response Framework in Senate Bill SB08-181 introduced by Senator Tom Wiens, and signed into law May 14, 2008. All public and charter schools are now mandated to inventory and test interoperable communications equipment at least once every academic term, as well as achieve compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The law was based on two national Homeland Security plans, the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Infrastucture Protection Plan (NIPP). Although the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) has been recognized as the lead for schools in promoting these plans, it is unclear what leadership role, if any, the same office has in promoting interoperable communications to protect schools.

According to School Safety Partners, such leadership would go hand-in-hand with the efforts of OFDFS to promote NIMS compliance. In a bulletin released earlier this year, “NIMS Implementation Activities for Schools and Higher Education Institutions,” OSDFS advises schools to develop a proactive process “to identify preparedness funding opportunities for developing interoperability training with their local and regional multi-disciplinary partners.”

Meanwhile, Pueblo County has already adopted the objectives of the NECP, including: “integrating emerging technologies with current emergency communications,” and “developing shared approaches to training and exercises, improved technical expertise, and enhanced response capabilities.” For Keasling, the effort was the result of a successful public-private partnership with SchoolSAFE Communications.

Workshop attendees acknowledged that Keasling has created a top-down culture of interoperability, and school administrators and local responders alike expressed their buy-in. Bob Guagliardo, Pueblo Rural Fire Chief, welcomed exercising with school faculty and offered additional radio training for all teachers. He also saw a need to inject the new two-way radio system into county-wide exercises.

Rye Elementary Principal Sue Moore came up with her own list of corrective actions for her school’s safety plan: “development of correct protocols for radio use for incidents, collaboration with local emergency responders, practice with scenarios.”

When asked who should be assigned responsibility for these corrective actions, she answered with a smile, “I guess that would be me.”

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Emergency Bankruptcy Filing Saves Home for Single Mother in Fontana, CA

Irvine, California (Vocus) February 12, 2010

Blanca Haro of Fontana, CA, sought help from United Law Group to save her home. Owing over $ 150,000 on a home valued at just over $ 118,000, this single mother did not qualify to refinance the five-year ARM that was about to adjust. Her loan servicer refused to re-negotiate the terms of her loan despite her three-and-a-half year payment history because her job with the school district was not a year-round position. Just months away from obtaining a teaching credential, which would give her a permanent position as a teacher in Fontana Unified School District, Haro is currently employed by the school district to help non-native speakers at the high school level to achieve proficiency in English. Haro hopes that others will be helped by her story.

I was referred to United Law Group by my cousin because the firm had done a good job for them, said Haro. United Law Group worked hard on my behalf and when the servicer threatened to foreclose they really pulled through. The firm saved my home.

This single mother of two lost her third child four years ago. Having endured one of the greatest hardships a parent can face, she worked hard to provide for her surviving children.

Despite a mandate to help homeowners by President Barack Obama and the government, this servicer tried several tactics to avoid modifying her loan, said United Law Group Managing Director Robert Buscho. Bankruptcy was the only option to prevent Ms. Haro and her children from being thrown out on the street.

A recent article in Yahoo Finance calls attention to the fact that former homeowners across the nation may be liable for the difference between what they owed on their mortgage and what the bank sells it for at auction. Though California is a non-recourse state that doesnt allow deficiency judgments, the article states that, even there, if the original loan was refinanced, some or all of it may be subject to claims.

Bankruptcy is only recommended in those situations where all other alternatives have been exhausted, but it can hold off foreclosure and give a homeowner the chance to gain control over their financial situation, said Buscho. Because of vast discrepancy between the value of her home and the outstanding loan, bankruptcy was the best option in this case.

The team at United Law Group was wonderful, said Haro. The gentleman in charge of the bankruptcy department explained what bankruptcy meant. I did the credit counseling that day and he stayed with me until nine or ten that night so we could complete the paperwork in time to save my home.

Though the bank had already sold her home, the firm requested a reversal of sale because the bankruptcy had been filed before the sale.

People need to know that they have options and that help is out there, said Haro. You cant sit back passively and expect things to get better. Working with United Law Group saved my home.

In addition to bankruptcy services, United Law Group also represents consumers in cases involving debt settlement, IRS settlement, auto loan payment relief, breaches of contract and violations of state and federal laws. They have several class action lawsuits pending against major lenders.

About United Law Group

United Law Group is a national law firm with offices in California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Nevada & Arizona. The firm represents consumers in complex litigation concerning abusive banking practices, breaches of contract and violations of state and federal laws. United Law Group also litigates cases involving bankruptcy, IRS settlements and debt settlements in state and federal courts across the nation. Employing a team of top-notch attorneys, United Law Group leverages leading-edge technology to manage cases, support investigative efforts and ensure accurate, frequent communication with its clients. The firm is forming class action lawsuits in cases where order to provide the best legal counsel to individuals who might not be able to resolve their issues without representation.

For further information on United Law Group, visit: http://www.UnitedLawGroup.com or call United Law Group at (800) 680-5717.

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Hope for Haitis Children Concert to Benefit UNICEFs Work in Haiti Emergency Efforts

Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) February 24, 2010

The Hope for Haitis Children Musical Concert, will take place at 6 PM, Sunday, March 7th, 2010, in the beautiful Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The concert combines performances by a number of national and international acclaimed artists: Janice Chandler Eteme who has long been among Americas foremost lyric sopranos, singing an astonishing range of music with the worlds top orchestras and conductors. Called one of the loveliest soprano voices on earth by The Baltimore Sun and radiant by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Violin virtuoso,Jaime Jorge, who was born in Cuba in 1970, and began violin studies at age five. When he was ten, Jaime’s family immigrated to the United States and he began lessons with the eminent violinist Cyrus Forough, a student of the great David Oistrakh. Jaime is not just a musician, he’s an artist! by Julio Voirin, Concert Violinist, Master Violin Maker & Luthier. To hear Jaime play is to share a rich experience that only happens occasionally in one’s life. The intensity and precision of his performance left me speechless. He is a fine young man with unusual talent by Television’s Lifestyle Magazine.

The King’s Heralds Quartet was founded in 1927. They’ve recorded over 100 albums in thirty different languages in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. The rich blend, harmony and balance of their a cappella style has been enjoyed not only the United States, but also in over 50 countries. Their audiences have included heads of state, governors, ambassadors and other dignitaries. The King’s Heralds have received twenty-three Silver Angel Awards

Hurricane Season Travelers Enjoy Lower Stress Thanks to Worldwide Emergency Assistance Included as Part of their Travel Insured Trip Coverage

East Hartford, CT (Vocus) June 28, 2010

The uncertain track of an Atlantic hurricane will at times cross paths with the most desirable of tropical destinations, normally with vacation-ending results. Whether the experience is Hurricane Charley crossing central Florida in August, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hitting Jamaica in September 2004, Hurricane Wilma overwhelming Cancun in October 2005, or Hurricane Ike striking the Dominican Republic in September 2008, the travel impact of a storm is similar. Vacationers face sudden pressure to rebook early flights home, if available, or to find safer accommodations away from the beach. Those without help sometimes land in public shelters with kindred travelers until the local danger has passed.

Travel Insured International, a leading 3rd-party travel insurer, notes that, in addition to providing Trip Interruption coverage to reimburse unused, nonrefundable trip costs and added airfare home, it provides insured travelers with Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 anywhere they travel. The Emergency Travel Assistance, accessed by a collect or toll-free call, can help bring a hurricane-disrupted vacation to a less stressful, if abbreviated, conclusion as the better alternative to a nightmare in paradise. The service, delivered by Travel Insureds assistance partner, can provide a variety of travel related help, whether the client is delayed in their home airport trying to get to their vacation spot or stuck in their destination trying to get home. Help is provided for those seeking transportation alternatives or emergency accommodations, especially when the insurance customers own travel agent or supplier is unreachable.

Travel assistance, medical emergency assistance, ID theft assistance and concierge assistance are all included with the Worldwide Trip Protector and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold trip insurance plans. Political evacuation service is included in the Worldwide Trip Protector Gold plan, or as part of an optional medical insurance upgrade in the Worldwide Trip Protector plan. And additional business concierge services are included in Worldwide Trip Protector Gold, and available as part of the optional baggage insurance upgrade in Worldwide Trip Protector. Medical assistance services, including medical evacuation, are included with all Worldwide Trip Protector plan types, including the Trip Protector Lite and Trip Protector Lite Expanded plans.

Medical Assistance and Needed Repatriation

When a domestic or international travel insurance emergency situation involves a travelers accident or sudden illness, Travel Insureds assistance company will first pre-approve medical assistance services and then arrange, as a covered expense, for the insured to be transported to the nearest available medical facility by U.S. standards for treatment. This service includes a hospital admission guarantee. The assistance company can arrange for the insureds dependant child to be flown home with an attendant, if necessary, included in coverage. An adult person chosen by the injured or ill insured may be flown as a covered air expense to their medical bedside. The same service will arrange air transportation of the injured or sick insured back to his or her primary residence within one year of their original return date.

Travel Assistance Services

Travel Insureds emergency travel assistance can provide other emergency services including:

Singer and Actress Mandy Moore Joins the UN Foundations Nothing But Nets for an Emergency Call to Action to Save Lives in the Central African Republic

Washington, DC (Vocus) July 28, 2010

Singer, songwriter, and actress Mandy Moore announced today she is joining the UN Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign to respond to an urgent need for life-saving, anti-malaria bed nets in the Central African Republicwhere a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria. Moore, an Ambassador for PSI (Population Services International), is partnering with Nothing But Nets and its UN partners to deliver bed nets to each family in the country who needs one, by the end of this year.

Malaria is preventable, yet it continues to kill nearly one million people every year, said Mandy Moore, who has seen the effects of malaria in Africa firsthand. Insecticide-treated bed nets are one of easiest ways to protect families from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Im proud to be part of this initiative to send nets and save lives, and am hopeful we can reach this goal for the Central African Republic.

Nothing But Nets, a global, grassroots campaign to end malaria in Africa, has helped distribute more than 3 million long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets in 15 countries across Africa. With the help of Moore and PSI, covering the Central African Republic with bed nets will be a key step toward the global goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015.

People need to know that malaria, a disease that has existed for centuries and killed millions, can be stopped within the next five years, said Adrianna Logalbo, Director of Nothing But Nets. Mandy Moores voice, and the global reach of social media, is helping spread the buzz about the urgency of stopping this preventable disease.

Moore has been active in the fight against malaria since she saw its impact firsthand in South Sudan last year, on a trip to distribute nets with PSIan experience that inspired her to raise awareness to end malaria deaths. Id like to invite my fans to join me for a live discussion on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. [ET] to learn more and find out how they can help. Im eager to spread the word about this deadly disease and its simple solutionjust $ 10 to send a life-saving bed net.

Moore will join experts from Nothing But Nets and PSI for a Town Hall on malaria in Africa, broadcast live on Facebook, to speak more about the emergency appeal for nets in the Central African Republic and what Americans can do to help. To learn more, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.


Malaria is endemic throughout the Central African Republic year-round and is the leading killer of children under the age of five. Nothing But Nets, in partnership with Many Moore and PSI, plans to deliver 837,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to ensure each family in the country is protected from malaria.

Every 30 seconds, a child dies from malaria – which is easily prevented through the use of an insecticide-treated bed net. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur, and are the most cost-effective method of preventing the spread of the disease. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts up to five years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $ 30 million to distribute more than 3 million nets to families throughout Africa. For more information, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About PSI

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. http://www.psi.org.


Wandering Autistic Teen Safely Reunited with Family by MedicAlert Foundations Emergency Support Network

St. Petersburg, Florida (PRWEB) January 26, 2012

Half of all autistic children wander and more than one-third of those children are unable to communicate their name, address or phone number. To combat the fear and anxiety families experience should their loved one with Autism wander, MedicAlert Foundation offers medical IDs supported by a live 24/7 emergency support network. MedicAlert Foundation praised three firefighters from the Lealman Fire District for their coordination and honored in safely returning a MedicAlert member with autism who had wandered away from home.

Acting Lieutenant Ronald J. Neuberger, who was recognized at the ceremony, described the firefighters actions after receiving a call to evaluate a lost child. She was autistic and could not tell us anything at all. She was wandering around a fairly busy road. She had on a MedicAlert ID band and we were able to call MedicAlert and locate her home. If it were not for the MedicAlert ID, we might not have been able to locate her home as quickly and this could have put more stress on the child. When we returned the child home, I explained to the parents that we were able to get her home due to the band she was wearing. We were relieved when we were told that she never leaves home without it.

During last weeks ceremony at the Lealman Fire District, MedicAlert President and CEO, Andrew Wigglesworth, presented the Foundations Extraordinary Meritorious Service Award to Acting Lieutenant Neuberger, Paramedic Brian Barnes and Firefighter/EMT Randy Groves. Wigglesworth applauded the three firefighters for recognizing the MedicAlert ID and immediately contacting MedicAlerts emergency response team for the members medical history, emergency contacts, and identification. Our member had wandered away from home and thanks to these firefighters quick response, the MedicAlert emergency response team was able to work with these firefighters to communicate with the members family and safely reunite the member with loved ones said Wigglesworth.

Wandering is Major Stressor for Autistic Families

According to a recent survey from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), wandering was ranked among the most stressful behaviors by fifty-eight percent of parents. Sixty-two percent of families of children who wander were prevented from attending/enjoying activities outside the home due to fear of wandering, and forty percent of parents had suffered sleep disruption due to fear of wandering. Families dealing with autism have a real need for peace-of-mind and security; Christine Goulbourne, representative for the Autism Societys Florida chapter, emphasized this point at the award ceremony. Parents and family members of individuals with Autism share a common fear, and that is we are never truly at peace in the absence of our child or loved one with Autism, said Goulbourne. We worry about whether or not theyre being cared for, protected, or treated fairly. If they go missing, that worry is amplified by an agonizing terror. A child with Autism that is unable to communicate effectively will wander for hours or days if unfound; they will not recognize signs of danger.

The IAN survey states that two in three parents report their missing children had a close call with a traffic injury. As the mother of a child affected by Autism, Goulbourne highlighted the seriousness of this specific wandering event in which a traffic injury was thwarted. This story could have ended tragically, but it didnt, she said. The heroic and collaborative efforts of the MedicAlert team and these three courageous respondents, their strict attention to detail and awareness of this extremely special circumstance, safely reunited a lost child with Autism with her family.

To learn more about MedicAlert membership, MedicAlert medical IDs or the MedicAlert Foundation Extraordinary Meritorious Service Award, visit http://www.medicalert.org or email marketing(at)medicalert(dot)org.

About MedicAlert Foundation

Established in 1956, the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical IDs and delivers the most dependable, the most responsive, the most intelligent and the most trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a PHR and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation medical IDs alert emergency personnel to a members primary health conditions, medications or implanted medical devices. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. Visit http://www.medicalert.org for more information.


Dr. Erik Rooklidge D.D.S. Dentistry for Children Awarded Gold Recognition as a Top 5 Utah Pediatric Dentist | SandyUtDentistry.com | Emergency Dentist | 84047

Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) November 15, 2012

Dentistry for Children provides quality children’s dentistry in the Salt Lake City area. They have two convenient locations located in Sandy and West Valley City Utah. Their mission at Dentistry for Children is to provide specialized and comprehensive pediatric dental care for children from infancy through adolescence including those with special needs in a fun, child-friendly environment with a focus on prevention and oral hygiene education. When it comes to treating children, their dentists and staff are highly trained and experienced. The compassionate experts at Dentistry for Children strive to make each child’s visit to the dentist a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Dentistry for Children doctors are board certified pediatric dentists which ensures they can meet the unique needs of every child that visits their office. The staff members are friendly, caring and always willing to offer a comforting word of support. They have designed their offices in a way that will help kids love going to the dentist. They are child friendly and are equipped with video games, televisions above all the dental chairs and playhouses in the waiting rooms. With two convenient locations in the Salt Lake City area (West Valley City, Sandy City) they have made it easy for every child to receive the quality pediatric dental care they deserve.

Sedation Dentistry: Depending on the need of the child, different kinds of sedation may be necessary. Their office is very sensitive to the needs of children and their feelings. That is why they offer this wide variety of sedative treatments that help teach children that coming to the dentist isnt something they should be afraid of.

The sedative services include:

Alzheimers Dementia Training for Emergency Personnel available on DVD

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

In an effort to improve emergency services for people with dementia, Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, the educational arm of the not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota, released a hands-on training DVD for law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, 911 Dispatchers and emergency room personnel.

Hosted by nationally renowned dementia caregiving expert Teepa Snow, MS. OTR/L, FAOTA, this 105 minute long training program educates emergency personnel about the basics of dementia. Viewers learn how to best communicate with someone with the disease, how to increase cooperation and best help in cases of abuse, neglect, fraud, theft, wandering, elopement, and medical emergencies.

Not being able to recognize symptoms of dementia and knowing how to interact with a person with the disease easily leads to misunderstandings that could be considered a threat by an unknowing police officer, JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education at the geriatric-oriented Pines Education Institute of S.W. explains.

Law enforcement officers are expected to Serve and Protect people in the community, but they also need to protect themselves. Learning about this disease will positively impact all parties, emergency personnel as well as civilians Mrs. Westbrook further explains. Emergency responders are doing a fantastic job safeguarding our communities, and it is vital that they receive our support in return.

To learn more please visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/shop


About Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida: The Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida, the not-for-profit educational department of Pines of Sarasota, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, resources and counseling to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org

About the Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota is a private, non-profit long-term care community on 17 acres near downtown Sarasota. Established in 1948 by the Kiwanis Club, Pines provides quality, compassionate Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Alzheimers/Dementia Care for residents, even after they have outlived their financial resources. Pines services also include in and outpatient rehabilitation care, two preschool child care centers, the Education Institute of Southwest Florida and the Fabulous Finds Thrift Shops. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org.

Assessment of Technologies and Markets for Mobile Emergency Positioning

Dublin (PRWEB) May 8, 2006

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c36520) has announced the addition of Positioning Systems in Public Safety – Assessment of Technologies and Markets for Mobile Emergency Positioning to their offering.

This report addresses advances in localization of wireless objects in the emergency situations.

The report covers both technological and marketing issues of such a process. It consists of two major parts:

-Part I: E911/E112 services, technologies and markets. The author compares here various methods to determine location of a cellular caller in emergency situations, discuss the market and services.

-Part II: Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology as an assistant to first responders in localization various objects in the emergency situations. Here, the author focuses on UWB as an important tool, which introduces many advanced features to first responders communication and radar abilities.

The service and the E911/E112 industry were born in response to growing the cellular subscriber base and inability traditional 911/112 service to support reliable callers identification and location. Realizing the importance of this service for people in critical situations, the governments around the world, and particular in the U.S. mandate the phase approach to redefining 911 for mobile users.

The report addresses a complex of issues associated with the technological challenges and the markets for E911/E112. It also provides information on the FCC activity in this area. The following is covered in this report: a. E911 technologies, services and regulations, and b. E91/E112 markets, vendors and providers. The report also contains a detailed list of terminology used in the E911/E112 world.

The report discusses issues associated with E911/E112 importance, and why the governments mandated the implementation of these emergency services. In technology sections, the report provides the analysis of various approaches to E911/E112 implementation, compares such approaches and provides their benefits and limitations. In the market sections, the analysis of the E911/E112 market is presented; portfolios of the major vendors are analyzed.

In the second part of the report, the author provides the details of advantages to use UWB devices for first responders operations. Such operations very often are conducted in the areas where other localization techniques (such as GPS) are not effective. With UWB, first responders may achieve object localization with precise accuracy and with visibility through walls, doors and so on.

The author conducted the analysis of these technologies and their market potentials with focus on localization applications.

The report is written for the technical, management and sale staff of organizations involved in the localization technologies development and planning. It is also useful for the vendors of equipment that can find in it techniques comparison, information on competition and the markets.

Target Audience

This report is important for the government agencies involved in the developing projects, which deal with emergency situations, particular to identify coordinates of mobile objects. It is necessary for technical departments of such agencies to have a document, which in a simple language explains the technologies and architectures of networks supporting localization. They also need to have a picture of the market with the major players and their portfolios to select the right equipment.

For vendors of the equipment, this report provides valuable information on competition. It also supports these vendors with the market assessment.

Companies Mentioned Include:


CPS (Cambridge Position Systems)








Polaris Wireless


SignalSoft (OpenWave)


SnapTrack (Acquired by Qualcomm)


Tendler Cellular


For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c36520

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Fax: +353 1 4100 980


Weather and Emergency Alarm System for the Deaf and Blind from Maxi-Aids Now Offered by Rehabmart.com

Elberton, GA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution affiliation with Maxi-Aids, Incorporated, to offer Midlands Weather and Emergency Alert System Alarm Kit 2 to a wider consumer audience. Specializing in products that enhance independent living for users with blindness, low vision, deafness, hearing impairments and other physical challenges, Maxi-Aids is owned and operated by individuals who are blind, deaf and autistic. Because they understand the needs of the disability community firsthand, they have evolved into the worlds leading provider of products for independent living, adaptive products and products specifically designed to enhance lifestyles by making everyday tasks simpler to perform.

As an early warning defense system in any emergency, the Midland Weather and Emergency Alert System Alarm Kit 2 that Rehabmart now offers from Maxi-Aids helps users protect themselves and their loved ones in an emergency. This system monitors the NOAA Emergency Broadcast System 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides immediate notification of threatening weather or civil emergencies. Dually functioning as an AM/FM clock radio with an alarm and snooze, this system includes color-coded alert lights, a powerful 90 decibel alert tone, and an accessory jack for an optional pillow vibrator or strobe light to help alert users with low vision or hearing, or the deaf and blind to dangers in their vicinity.

The included alarm monitoring kit has the ability to connect all the existing alarm devices within a dwelling to the wireless link system, covering a broad area and displaying up to three alarm channels. First on the market to fit a small to large scale building, this flexible alarm monitor system works well for spaces from small residential houses to motels and apartments. Emergency battery backup ensures that this system will continue to work during a power blackout as well. The innovative Built in Time Condition signal filter ingeniously keeps the alarm from sending an accidental false alarm.

We are excited to introduce more consumers to the amazing security benefits of the Weather and Emergency Alert System Alarm Kit 2 via Maxi-Aids, said Hulet Smith. Early warning is the best defense to prepare for an emergency, and this system helps alert all individuals to bad weather and other possible dangers in their immediate areas. The deaf, hearing-impaired, blind and individuals with low vision can enjoy peace of mind knowing that this system will alert them to any emergency situations which include inclement weather announcements, evacuations, biological hazard warnings, civil emergency messages, contagious disease warnings, hazardous material warnings, special marine warnings, power plant warnings and child abduction (Amber Alerts). We are proud to offer this, and all of the helpful products for independent living from Maxi-Aids.

About Rehabmart.com:

As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to providing superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.