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RapidDeploy launches a new mobile app for first responders

Sep 2023 | No Comment

RapidDeploy, a cloud-native solution provider for Public Safety, announced Lightning, a new mobile app that delivers 911 call data and critical information directly to first responders’ mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Kansas will be the first statewide customer to harness the power of Lightning, enabling the sharing of data across state and local stakeholders, and providing more than 100 911 centers and 24,000 first responders access to real-time, life-saving information to aid in response efforts.

Typically, emergency response teams grapple with fragmented information, communication and barriers that persist between multiple agencies, limiting the information flowing directly into first responders in the field.

The Lightning application is powered by RapidDeploy’s primary call-taking map, Radius Mapping, extending Next Generation 911 technology beyond its current footprint of over 1,500 call centers, and through this mobile app into the hands of the responders on the front lines. First responders leveraging the mobile app will have access to real-time 911 call data, location accuracy, video feeds, GIS mapping layers, and more, providing situational awareness, improving joint inter-agency communications, and delivering a new level of visibility amongst responders.

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