Critical communication and collaboration platform Rave Mobile Safety, and a Multi-Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has launched Rave AwareTM, a new solution for Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) incident sharing.
Increasingly, public safety agencies recognize the need to seamlessly share situational intelligence across agency boundaries to speed response, reduce crime, and improve responder safety.
In fact, a new public safety survey conducted by Rave found that better information sharing between different agencies and departments was one of the top changes first responders and emergency professionals say would give them more confidence in their agency or department’s ability to improve public safety.
However, sharing relevant CAD-incident data across jurisdictions or even between primary and secondary public safety answering points (PSAPs) is difficult.
Data definitions vary across CAD systems with no commonly adopted format, legacy systems do not support modern interfaces and point-to-point CAD integrations are costly and fragile, breaking when any agency upgrades or modifies a component.
To solve these challenges, Rave has developed Rave Aware, a secure cloud-based data aggregation platform that allows agencies to publish real-time CAD incident data in their preferred format for rules-based processing, notifications, and permission-based cross-agency sharing.
This hub-and-spoke model simplifies integration and lowers the total cost of ownership by not requiring point-to-point connections between disparate CAD systems or third-party tools.
Rave Aware offers a unique, cost-effective, secure, and interoperable approach for agencies across jurisdictions – and on different CAD platforms – to share data, collaborate on response, and ultimately improve first responder safety and response times.
“Public safety and emergency response have always been collaborative in nature,” explained Todd Piett, CEO, Rave Mobile Safety.
“Think of how many emergencies require help from neighboring agencies, such as a multi-alarm fire.”
“Yet it’s not uncommon for those additional responders to have limited insight into the situation they are responding to, or no idea of an ongoing incident just across a jurisdictional boundary.”
“That’s why we developed Rave Aware – to give 9-1-1 dispatch, first responders, and other emergency service agencies the situational awareness and information they need to respond more quickly, collaboratively, and cohesively to critical incidents.”
“When we increase the level of response coordination and data sharing to an emergency, everybody benefits – the caller, the responders, and the community.”
(Did you know you can collaborate across agencies to leverage all your data and communications for a coordinated response? Learn how here. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)
By facilitating interoperability between CAD systems and enabling interagency data sharing, Rave Aware provides game-changing benefits to 9-1-1 call centers and emergency response agencies, including fire, EMS, police, and major urban fusion centers.
The Rave Aware solution provides agencies and departments charged with public safety with several benefits, which include:
Improved first responder safety and increased situational awareness for incidents across jurisdictions, such as a multi-alarm fire, major interstate crash, active string of crimes, severe weather, active pursuit of a wanted person, missing person search, and more
Reduced time transferring calls and incident data between agencies leveraging system interoperability instead of manual time-intensive processes
Best-in-class speed, deliverability, and reliability of call-out notifications via SMS, voice, email, or applications based on automated rules leveraging any elements in the CAD incident data
Support for expanded or alternate dispatch workflows, including mental health or domestic violence incidents
Lower total cost of ownership with cloud-based hosting and each agency managing a single secure connection to a data hub instead of fragile CAD-to-CAD integrations
(Find out how to get the right information to the right people to respond effectively in an emergency with Rave’s critical communication and collaboration platform. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)
Notable features of the Rave Aware solution also include:
Web-based incident mapping for permission-based viewing of incidents across authorized agencies
Real-time CAD incident data search for visibility into regional incidents
Innovative hub-and-spoke model that maps localized definitions into the Emergency Incident Data Object (EIDO) standards-based format for incident data sharing
Secure user management and permission model to ensure that agencies have control over what incident data is shared with what agencies
Secure public safety grade, Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) compliant, multi-tenant cloud aggregation hub that meets strict security requirements
Tactical incident collaboration with task management and assignments to ensure compliance to incident response protocols
“We frequently rely on neighboring counties for mutual aid to help us respond to major high priority incidents – especially those that impact multiple jurisdictions,” said Jeff Miller, Chief, Emergency Communications Division, New Castle County (DE) Department of Public Safety.
“It’s absolutely critical that everyone have access to the same data and be aware of events as they unfold.”
“Rave Aware gives us added real-time visibility so communities and agencies are better equipped to help each other in times of crisis.”
“With this innovative solution, we are abl
e to overcome the barriers of data siloes and disparate systems to quickly and effectively share incident data to ensure a rapid and coordinated response.”
Rave Mobile Safety is the leading provider of critical communication and collaboration technology used to save lives, manage crisis incidents and increase resiliency.
From major disasters and crisis events to everyday emergencies and operational incidents, the Rave platform enables critical data sharing, mass notification, and emergency response coordination.
Over 8,000 first responders, emergency management, 9-1-1, and federal, state and local agencies—as well as corporations, healthcare organizations, universities, and schools—all rely on Rave to prepare better, respond faster, recover quicker and mitigate anticipated critical incidents.
Rave Aware is available now. To learn more, please visit www.ravemobilesafety.com.
Rave Mobile Safety Takes Platinum & Gold in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Rave Mobile Safety (First of Two)
Best COVID-19 Communications Solution
As public safety and first responders continue to struggle with the implications of COVID-19, it is more crucial than ever that they are able to proactively identify, communicate with and respond to those at greatest risk.
Of equal importance is ensuring the protection of first responders to COVID-19 exposure, and in order to provide better safety and communication capabilities to organizations across all industries, Rave Mobile Safety developed its Coronavirus Recovery Solution, to enable these organizations and agencies to adhere to national and local guidelines while creating a safe environment for their staff and community.
Two key applications include Critical Communications for timely, targeted, and personal notifications to employees and members within an organization; and Mass Notifications across 9-1-1, first responders, and emergency management to protect public safety through natural disasters, operational events, and crisis incidents.
(Learn what to look for in a critical communications platform and how it can help your agency improve response efforts during your coronavirus recovery efforts. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)
Rave Mobile Safety (Second of Two)
Best Risk, Crisis Management Solution
It’s challenging to have paper-based checklists sitting in a folder or notes on a personal mobile phone when lifesaving decisions and actions must be made.
Teams need to be prepared for all possible events and make strategic decisions quickly during those initial critical moments of an incident as first responders arrive on scene.
Rave Collaborate ensures all key resources can be easily found and implemented when the unimaginable occurs.
Staff can quickly see what needs to be done, make appropriate response decisions, and account for their actions.
(See how you can Mitigate Operational Disruptions, and initiate communication during major events, from severe weather to facility closures, power outages and road closures to operational issues that impact your supply chain, infrastructure and IT. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety.)
*Rave Mobile Safety was also recognized with Multiple Award Wins in the 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
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