Communications en Wildfires offer gut check on your emergency communications strategy <div class="node-body blog-body">Daniel Graff-Radford, chief product officer of critical communications company OnSolve, explains how officials and agencies can use emergency mass notification systems to prepare and manage communications during wildfires and other emergencies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Viewpoints Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:13:00 +0000 81321 at The rural connection <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Seybold </div> <div class="field-deck"> FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Broadband Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80891 at A case study in community engagement: Ensuring safety at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration <div class="node-body blog-body">Everbridge Senior Solutions Consultant Thomas Crane explains the strategies D.C. government agencies used in working with federal government agencies to ensure safety at President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76511 at Governments buy new equipment, technology to deal with impending snow <div class="node-body article-body">Winter is coming, and cities, counties and states across the U.S. are buying more snow-removal equipment and using technological means to bolster their snow removal programs and related public communications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Roadways Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:14:00 +0000 74911 at <p>A Buffalo, N.Y. neighborhood after a snowstorm. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Crisis communications in public entities <div class="node-body blog-body">Crisis consultant James Haggerty describes the importance of crisis communications planning among public entities and how to create the best plan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Viewpoints Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +0000 73261 at Nextdoor app connects local police to residents to bolster public safety efforts <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of cities across the U.S. are partnering with an app called Nextdoor to help make their residents aware of public safety news in the area.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Mobile Mon, 23 May 2016 21:05:00 +0000 71331 at <p>An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police cruiser. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> NLC names Bluelight and Ride Report as top city tech solutions in contest <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The National League of Cities (NLC) recently announced the two winners of its Multi-City Innovation Campaign &ndash;&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Bluelight">Bluelight</span>, a mobile 911 app, and Ride Report, a smartphone app that collects and analyzes bike data, both efforts to will help cities partner with tech innovators to solve civic challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Health & Welfare GIS & GPS Mobile Smart Cities Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:36:00 +0000 68301 at Smart-cities, indoor-coverage education opportunities coming soon <div class="field-byline"> Stacey Orlick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American City & County’s sister brand, International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has two upcoming webinars on smart cities and wireless indoor coverage.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Broadband Finance GIS & GPS Government Security Roadways Smart Cities Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:55:00 +0000 68271 at For police: handsfree video camera clips to clothing <div class="node-body article-body">A spring clip attaches the MUVI K-Series video camera to clothing. It enables handsfree video recording. It is suited for law enforcement, surveillance and other applications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Security Government Security Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Technology Technology Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:04:00 +0000 67421 at <p>In the photo: With the spring clip, officers can record video handsfree with the MUVI K-Series camera. The clip enables attaching the MUVI K-Series unit to the clothing.</p> Increasing emergency communications systems awareness: 7 steps to enhance enrollment via social media <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Public alerting systems provide critical information and help emergency management coordinate evacuation of storm-impacted areas. These community-wide,&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="interoperable">interoperable</span>&nbsp;mass notification systems are critical to the success of disaster response efforts - providing a centralized method to keep the public informed before, during and after a storm or other event.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Emergency Management Health & Welfare Mobile Viewpoints Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:18:00 +0000 67271 at