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Top Funding Sources for School Safety Technology

School Safety: Top 5 Funding Sources for First Responder Alert System School administrators tasked with keeping children as safe as possible need ready access to funding sources for safety systems like alerting and panic button technology. This article helps sort through the funding maze and offers guidance to help communities improve school safety. Sonya Richmond, […]

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Emergency Response Team for Inauguration Law Enforcement Support

Emergency Response Team Available for Inauguration Law Enforcement Support (Get Ready for Civil Unrest with Super-Charged Communications) "To go forward at all is to go forward together." - Richard Nixon in his inauguration speech, 1969 Inauguration Day isn't always marked by unity. Inauguration Day 2021 will more likely be remembered as a day of civil […]

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Communications Systems for Black Sky Events

Communications Systems for Black Sky Events Utility grid resilience never seemed more important than during the active hurricane season the nation faces in 2020. These black sky events reach across state lines, challenging federal, state and local emergency response and the communications systems that support it. For critical infrastructure, resilient operational communications systems are essential […]

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Thinking Outside the Box Cliché - We understand it but do not practice it

Thinking Outside the Box Cliché We understand it, but do not practice it By Mark Anderko – Business Development Executive – Federal Government Services for Mutualink Among the most well-worn phrases in the Public or Private Sectors  is “thinking outside the box”. It is intended to mean thinking creatively, freely, and off the beaten path. […]

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Incident Command & Mutualink - ICS Management

Incident Command & Mutualink The Incident Command System (ICS) was developed by the fire service in the 1970s, after a series of California wildfires. The fire service and emergency management organizations refined ICS over the years into an "all risks" or "all hazards" system. It is now used for managing emergencies of any type. In […]

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School Violence Prevention Program Grant

The COPS Office STOP School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) NOW EXTENDED: The COPS Office has extended the application deadline for the FY20 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) from April 8, 2020 to April 29, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants. SCHOOL […]

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Communication Gaps in Emergency Response

Communication Gaps in the Emergency Response Community This blog contains excerpts from Gap Assessment in the Emergency Response Community published in September 2010 by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, along with the viewpoint of the writer of this blog. To read the full report, please visit: https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-19782.pdf Why do […]

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Interoperable Communications Essential for COVID-19 Response

Confronting Paper Thin Realities: Toilet Paper & Luca’s Dead Sister How Interoperable Communications Is Essential but Overlooked in the COVID-19 Pandemic According to media reports[1] in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Luca Franzese’s sister, Teresa, died from a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Naples, Italy.  Under house quarantine, he called the city for help, […]

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Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response

Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response As our nation deals with the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak, you can count on us to be at your side. We serve those who are on the frontlines helping those in need, including emergency management, public safety and healthcare providers. Mutualink stands ready, willing and able to assist you at […]

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Lessons Learned from Tragedy

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Final Report Given the recent publication of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission’s final report, it is clear that school administrators and law enforcement officials continue to grapple with achieving levels of communication that enable them to respond to threats to the health and welfare of their faculty and […]

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