Posts Tagged ‘first responders’

State, Entergy sending more assistance to Sandy’s victims

NORTHEASTERN U.S. — The State of Mississippi is sending more aid to areas in the path of Hurricane Sandy, and a utility is sending more personnel to assist in restoring power. Three swift water rescue teams made up of task force members from all over the state are deploying to Maryland to assist with rescue […] [...]

AMR to hold grand opening for new facility at Medical Mall

JACKSON — American Medical Response (AMR) and its landlord, the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation (JMMF), will host a grand opening of AMR’s new $2.5 million, 25,000-square-foot multi-county headquarters at 600 Melvin Bender Drive in Jackson today. Ed Powers, AMR’s general manager, said, “We are delighted that JMMF has erected this new building to our specifications […] [...]

City gets grant to build new EOC headquarters

by MBJ Staff Published: September 15,2011

Tags: construction, disaster, disaster preparedness, emergency operations, first responders, grants

OXFORD — The Oxford Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a $750,000 grant from FEMA to build a new Emergency Operations Center in Oxford. The project is estimated to take about 18 months to complete and should be finished in the summer of 2013. The grant was awarded through a competitive process based on how […] [...]

State getting first-of-its-kind emergency network

JACKSON — The State of Mississippi will begin work on the nation’s first statewide broadband long-term evolution network for public safety agencies. The state has contracted with Motorola Solutions Inc. for $56 million to create the network, which will provide high-speed broadband interoperability between city, county and state emergency responders. “This network by Motorola will […] [...]

MDOT’s ‘MED-COM’ wins another national award

by Wally Northway Published: January 8,2011

Tags: emergencies, first responders, healthcare, technology, transportation, travel

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has been chosen as the recipient of the International Road Federation’s (IRF’s) 2010 Global Road Achievement Award for Safety for an interagency project that will assist first responders. MDOT’s Traffic Engineering Division will be accepting the award for the “msTraffic MED-COM Project,” which allows travel network information to […] [...]

NVision’s REACT product gets DHS approval

by Wally Northway Published: August 6,2010

Tags: disasters, first responders, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — NVision Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently designated the company’s REACT (Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination Tool) as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” through the DHS SAFETY Act. NVision formerly marketed the tool in conjunction with other partner technologies as “HazNet.” The SAFETY (Support Anti-terrorism by […] [...]

State purchases radios for emergencies

by Wally Northway Published: July 1,2009

Tags: first responders, natural disasters, radios

CANTON — EF Johnson Technologies Inc. announced the State of Mississippi is purchasing $850,000 of the company’s Project 25 compliant two-way radios and accessories for use in the state’s strategic reserve in times of crisis. “We are proud to be supplying our Project 25 compliant radios to the State of Mississippi to help their first […] [...]

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