Public Safety en Philly’s NG9-1-1 improves emergency response <div class="node-body article-body">Migrating Philadelphia’s emergency response network to the VESTA 9-1-1 Call Handling system has laid the groundwork for the city to transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 technology and accept new forms of emergency requests from its citizens. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Response Products at Work Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80911 at Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> As California smolders, Tennessee city officials rebuild from 2016 wildfire, get new alert system <div class="node-body article-body">As California battles its wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. officials are still picking up the pieces from the devastating blaze they faced almost a year ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire Fire Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:24:00 +0000 79961 at <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href=",_Tennessee.JPG">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> More government workers are using standing desks at the office (with related video) <div class="node-body article-body">Look for more government staffers to rely on standing desks in the future, says Jason McCann, VARIDESK CEO.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Office Equipment Worker Safety Technology Technology Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0000 79771 at <p>In the photo: The Varidesk&nbsp;Pro Plus 30 standing desk solution.&nbsp;</p> Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos <div class="node-body article-body">DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Public Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:22:00 +0000 79541 at <p>DynaTrap&#39;s John Rocha with Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Florida House Representative Roy Hardemon demonstrating DynaTrap.</p> New Hampshire fire crew relies on ladder apparatus with a long reach <div class="node-body article-body">The Keene, N.H., Fire Department recently ordered a Pierce Ascendant 107-foot steel heavy-duty aerial ladder to add to its fleet from Pierce Manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Fire Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:43:00 +0000 79521 at <p>The Pierce Ascendant 107-foot steel heavy-duty aerial ladder. The fire apparatus offers a 107-foot reach, which is the longest in the single rear axle category, according to the company.</p> Governments spend heavily for translation and foreign language services <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contract with United Language Group aims to fill gap </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities and counties need language services in many areas, says Don DePalma, founder of the Common Sense Advisory research firm. Language Select has been awarded U.S. Communities’ cooperative contract for foreign language interpretation, translation and related services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Law Enforcement Law Enforcement GPN Administration Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:23:00 +0000 70821 at <p>Don DePalma</p> Maricopa 911 goes to the cloud for improved service <div class="node-body article-body">Maricopa, Ariz., Region 911 turned to a cloud-based solution from Talari to help handle more than 2.2 million calls for police, fire and emergency medical assistance each year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:41:00 +0000 79221 at <p>In the photo: dispatchers responding to emergency calls in the Maricopa Region 911 telecommunications center.</p> Training helps keep Show Me State workers aware of cyberthreats <div class="node-body article-body">A new security awareness training and education program is helping Missouri reach its goal of becoming a model and national leader in cybersecurity awareness.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products at Work Human Resources Public Safety Technology Public Safety Technology Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:22:00 +0000 78711 at <p>The graphic shows the anti-phishing message that is relayed in the Security Mentor training for state government employees.</p> Government demand for drones will soar through 2025 (with related video) <div class="node-body article-body">The Freedonia Group predicts that drone shipments to government will rise from 1,400 units in 2015 to 9,030 units in 2025. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleets Public Safety Public Works Technology Public Safety Public Works Technology Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:31:00 +0000 78641 at <p>In the photo: A close-up of DJI&#39;s Inspire 1 Quadcopter.</p>