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  • Remote operations in a remote field. Communications.

B: A Mobile Automated Emergency Response Solution for Outdoor and Remote Operations

Without an established, reliable communication channel, the challenges of effective event management, public safety, and emergency response increase drastically. In remote environments, these challenges pose serious threats where effective communication isn’t just a necessity, it’s a lifeline ensuring safety and efficiency. Enter Mutualink, an innovative and unique solution for communication on the go. Mutualink’s Go Kit is a portable, transformative solution for remote operation that seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure to provide secure, uninterrupted connectivity....

March 7th, 2024|
  • Policewoman talking to two young girls and smiling, emphasizing the importance of drills and training in emergency response.

B: The Importance of Drills and Training in Emergency Response

The DOJ Uvalde School Shooting Response and Ohio Active Shooter Drill underscored how preparedness, communication, and a cohesive partnership between regional agencies make all the difference when responding to a crisis. Read on to hear from a leading School Safety expert on the importance of drills and training, and discover the School District setting a new standard for safety preparedness.         School Safety Expert Craig Miller on the Importance of Drills and...

February 26th, 2024|
  • Joe Dooley, Director of Public Safety and Security Solutions at Mutualink

N: Active Shooter Drill with Interoperability Focus Uncovers Failures: A Mutualink Interview with Joe Dooley

A recent active shooter drill in Conneaut, Ohio revealed sizable failures in emergency response planning and execution. The drill, which came after months of planning, focused on measuring progress in unified command and interoperability, which were identified as key factors for success in emergency response situations by the DOJ Uvalde report. In our interview with Joe Dooley, Director of Public Safety & Security Solutions at Mutualink, we explore why the failures in this well-planned active...

February 15th, 2024|
  • Automated Emergency Response Solutions: What they are, how they work, why they matter

B: Automated Emergency Response: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

If you've heard terms like "Automated Emergency Response (AER)" or "Interoperable Systems" and felt more confused than comforted, you're not alone. This advanced technology makes all the difference, but it tends to come with a lot of complicated, technical talk. That's why we're here to break things down into terms everyone can understand, without an encyclopedia. Read on and in 2-3 minutes you'll know exactly what Automated Emergency Response is, how it works, and why...

February 9th, 2024|
  • A Blue Colored Collage Image demonstrating sa secure response in an emergency with a lock and other secure elements.

B: How to Identify and Strengthen the Weakest Link in Your School’s Emergency Response Plan

A Chain Is No Stronger Than Its Weakest Link But do you know yours? We do – and we have the insights and tools to repair it. Read on for critical lessons from past tragedies and the present-day, proven solutions that securely enhance your school’s safety.          Learning From the Past What did Parkland High School, Robb Elementary School, and The Covenant School in Nashville all have in common? They had established...

January 31st, 2024|
  • The Uvalde School Shooting Response DOJ Report title page. It reads "Critical Incident Review | Active Shooter at Robb Elementary School. The photo is in black and white, showing the school entrance sign with the words Welcome and Bienvenidos (welcome in Spanish). An ocean of floral arrangements, bouquets, crosses, and pictures adorn the area. Symbols of love and grief left from family and friends.

B: The DOJ Report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response: Key Findings

The DOJ Report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response was released last Thursday. The disastrous events that unfolded on May 24, 2022, were and continue to be devastating to the victims, their families, the Uvalde community, and everyone across the country. We hope this report will provide some semblance of closure for those most impacted, and inspire action on all levels to prevent future crises from unfolding in a similar, tragic manner. With a mission...

January 22nd, 2024|
  • Teacher in classroom answering questions. Navigating the 2023-2025 SAFE Grant Cycles 1 and 2

B: Navigating the Texas 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant Cycles 1 and 2 with Ease

Extension for Cycle 1 If you missed the January 8th deadline for the 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Cycle 1 Grant, you’re in luck! The TEA has announced an extension to January 26th, 2024. Finalize and submit your application by or before then for the opportunity to be one of 700 recipients being awarded a portion of the allocated $821.5M funds.   Preparing for Cycle 2 Interested in applying but don’t know how or where...

January 10th, 2024|

B: Connecticut Schools Security Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity: Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Multi-Media School Security Grant Program (MMSSGP) Eligibility: Connecticut Public & Non-public Schools Public Schools: This grant application is for all public schools including (LEAs, RESCs, publicly endowed schools and charter schools Budget/Award Cap: There is no cap for public schools Match: Public schools have a match percentage determined by the wealth index of the town in which they are located. State Technical Schools do not...

February 8th, 2023|
  • Securing Grant Money For Your School Safety Programs

B: Securing Grant Money For Your School Safety Programs

Every year the Department of Justice provides millions of dollars in funding to strengthen and advance school safety through the STOP School Violence Act. It also provides grants to ensure a positive school climate by helping students and teachers recognize, respond quickly to and help prevent acts of violence. There are two key grant opportunities open right now. (STOP) School Violence Grant Program COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) Download our Free Grant Funding Guide...

May 25th, 2022|
  • 5G network connecting first responders

B: 5G Networks Delivering Benefits for First Responders and Smart Cities – The Strength of Connected Communities

Growing 5G deployments proving the value of Mutualink’s hyperconnected services vision and enablement. Byline: Mutualink Staff Recently Government Computer News published an article that highlighted how the increasing deployment of 5G networks is providing first responders and smart city projects with more reliable communications, faster data transfer, and new capabilities like intelligent edge computing. The article included a link to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, which...

May 9th, 2022|
  • school staff meeting about crisis plan

B: Building Partnerships Between Schools and Public Safety

Mutualink and Raptor Technologies talk with senior law enforcement leaders on how to create effective panic alarm systems for schools. Byline: Mutualink Staff Last month Mutualink and Raptor Technologies hosted a webinar featuring senior public safety leaders talking about how to foster more effective partnerships between schools and law enforcement. The past few years have seen a significant rise in school violence, according to the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, published...

April 29th, 2022|
  • Casino Public Safety

N: 2022 Tribal Grants for Public Safety

Grant details for tribal public safety will likely be announced in May 2022. If last year’s program is a benchmark, funds will be allocated in June. By: Mutualink Staff “There is a relatively short window to apply for the available grants, and Mutualink is here to help you through the process,” said Sonya Richmond, Mutualink’s Grant Manager. Grant Overview The overarching goals are to improve public safety and national security. The Tribal Homeland Security Grant...

April 28th, 2022|