Jun 10, 2024

PSC Provides Additional Services for Public Safety Answering Points

Posted Jun 10, 2024 9:00 PM

Deb Collins

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska Public Service Commission has entered into a five year contract with RapidSOS  to provide its premium service UNITE to all 67 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Nebraska.

An added safety platform, RapidSOS enhances the Next Generation 911 environment byproviding caller location information to 911 centers even if a wireless carrier is unable to delivera call. Among the suite of services offered through RapidSOS UNITE, are enhanced callerlocation information and single sign-on access.

“Many Nebraska PSAPs currently utilize RapidSOS,” said PSC State 911 Director DavidSankey. “Elevating all PSAPs to the company’s UNITE modules, will provide even more tools tosupplement caller location capabilities should a disruption in wireless service occur.”

More than 80 percent of emergency calls today, are made by wireless devices. With theintegration of RapidSOS UNITE, PSAPs will receive an added layer of support in providingemergency response.

“RapidSOS harnesses the power of technology and the data from our devices to connect communities directly to safety during an emergency,” said Edward Parkinson, President of Public Sector at RapidSOS. “RapidSOS offers a separate and redundant pathway to 911 that connects citizens in need to 911, even during outages. We thank the State of Nebraska for putting its trust in RapidSOS. It is an honor to work with public safety in the state.”