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Our Areas of Expertise encompass all segments of Public Safety, including:
Our Clients include city, county, state, and federal agencies located throughout the United States and the world, as well as countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America.
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Technology Update Body Worn Cameras
At Winbourne Consulting, we take great pride in keeping our customers abreast of emerging technologies and providing them with up-to-date approaches and assistance in their implementation. This article focuses on Body Worn Cameras (BWC) and will provide some recommendations to help departments successfully procure, design, configure, train, implement and maintain them.
There are numerous reasons for departments to implement a BWC system. Our research has revealed that in numerous cases, the agencies procured and deployed body worn cameras without a comprehensive understanding of all factors that should be considered. Below are some high level topics and questions that should be discussed and resolved to successfully complete a BWC project.
For any department that has already embarked into the BWC arena or is in the beginning stages of deploying a BWC system, Winbourne Consulting can assist them in the successful implementation of a BWC system by providing a multitude of services including:
Chilean National Emergency Network
The Winbourne Consulting team working to design the Chilean National Emergency Network presented our final report to the Ministry of Transportation Telecommunications’ Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) in Santiago on January 15th. The National Emergency Network (NEN) project was funded through a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
The NEN design which approved by SUBTEL is a highly redundant solution that will provide disaster management and other first responders with a secure means to communicate during a major disaster as well as on a daily, routine basis.
The origins for this project is founded in the 2010 Chile earthquake that occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010, having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for about three minutes. The earthquake triggered a tsunami which devastated several coastal towns in south-central Chile. This event ranked as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph. It was felt strongly in six Chilean regions (from Valparaíso in the north to Araucanía in the south), that together make up about 80 percent of the country's population. By most standards, the earthquake was a catastrophe for Chile. The economic losses totaled $30 Billion USD or 17% of the GDP of the country. Yet only 521 fatalities have been confirmed, with 56 people missing and presumed dead in the tsunami.
SUBTEL approved the design and is reviewing implementation and financing options. The National Emergency Network will be contracted by SUBTEL and operated by ONEMI, the national disaster management agency.
Ada County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office
Winbourne Consulting has been awarded a contract to provide Project Management and Subject Matter Expertise services to the Ada County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office Records Management Upgrade Project. As part of the contract, Winbourne is also providing Quality Assurance and Risk Management services throughout all phases of the implementation.
9-1-1GTW 2015 is February 22-25
9-1-1 Goes To Washington is a dynamic forum with educational sessions, keynote speeches and outreach on today's most critical 9-1-1 and emergency communications policy issues. Attendees hear directly from policy makers, Members of Congress, FCC Commissioners and Administration officials and represent their state in meetings on Capitol Hill.
February 25-28 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
The EMS Today Conference & Expo provides EMS professionals with wonderful education opportunities to earn continuing education, network and see the latest EMS products launching in the exhibit hall.
March 10-11, 2014
Dallas Marriott City Center
This two-day event will bring together attendees and industry leaders to discuss technologies that are on the horizon and address the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of public safety communications.
39TH ANNUAL LEIM CONFERENCE
The Call for Presentations has closed and the LEIM Board of Officers is evaluating the workshop proposals received. Selections will be made shortly and the full conference program will be announced
Articles of Interest
NENA RELEASES NG9-1-1 POLICY ROUTING RULES OPERATIONS GUIDE
The NENA NG9-1-1 Policy Routing Rules Operations Guide assists 9-1-1 Governing Authorities in using Policy Routing Rules (PRRs) during the full life cycle of a NG9-1-1 System. The document provides considerations and recommendations to 9-1-1 Governing Authorities implementing NG9-1-1 systems.
National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology
Homeland Security launched the National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology—a multi-directional series of online and in-person discussions intended to foster exchange between everyone – responders and other users, industry, government, academia, and citizens. This is forum for everyone to come together to discuss issues such as equipping the responder of the future, enabling homeland security decision makers, establishing a trusted cyber future, screening at speed, and creating resilient communities.
Communication Preferences Continue to Change and Diversify
The 2013 study showed that nearly one-in-three (28 percent) emergency managers identify the public’s varied communication preferences as the greatest challenge they face. As communication preferences continue to change and diversify, emergency managers must consider a layered approach that can reach all community members effectively and efficiently.
FCC Scheduled to Vote on 911 Indoor Location-Accuracy Rules This Month
FCC commissioners are scheduled to consider the issue of indoor location accuracy for wireless 911 calls. If approved, the vote would boost location information sharing between carriers and public-safety communication officials and enable public-safety answering points (PSAPs) to leverage technology to better pinpoint a caller’s location.