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Aircraft drones - the latest innovative tools for public safety [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 25, 2017 4:45:37 PM

Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Today's unmanned aerial vehicles have been brought to market - making them an invaluable tool for law enforcement.Police and fire departments around the country have a new equipment category to consider: drone aircraft. 

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Topics: Public Safety Technology

Limited resources stretch fire departments to the limit

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 20, 2017 4:34:43 PM

When federal funding falls short, the challenges mount for fire departments.


A lack of resources is a basic problem for public safety agencies today, one that tends to have pervasive, serious consequences. Low available funds can weaken everything from equipment preparedness to adequate staffing. Police, Fire and EMS leaders must learn to deal with these situations to keep effectively providing protection for their communities, but answers can be hard to find.

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Topics: Fire, Budget, Staffing

Certifications help emergency dispatchers excel [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jul 10, 2017 4:30:33 PM

Public safety dispatchers are critical in keeping the community safe. Receiving certification beyond their immediate duties can help them become even more effective links between citizens in need and local first responders.

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Topics: Dispatch Centers

About Orion Communications

As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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