13 Articles Tagged Kari’s Law

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E911’s Fatal Flaw is Lack of Location Data—How Avaya Breeze Can Solve

  • Markus Bornheim
  • September 28, 2016 | 6 minutes to read
  • The night of her husband's death, Alison Vroome did everything she knew to be right. She grabbed her phone, called 911 and told the operator…
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When Is Enough Actually Enough? Exploring the Lagging Face of Public Safety (Part 2)

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • September 19, 2016 | 5 minutes to read
  • In Part 1 of this series, Avaya Vice President and Chief Technologist for software-defined architecture Jean Turgeon opened up a much-needed conversation about the current…
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Kari’s Law Progress: Texas to implement new 911 Law

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • August 10, 2016 | 2 minutes to read
  • 983 days. 983 days since a little girl lost her mother after a brutal stabbing, because the motel she was staying in required her to…
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Kari’s Law Introduced in the Senate, Making ‘911’ Safer for Hotels and Office Buildings

  • Christina Knittel
  • February 24, 2016 | 2 minutes to read
  • Last week, Avaya celebrated the 48th anniversary of America’s first 911 call by announcing its support of Kari’s Law (S. 2553), a new Senate bill…
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Solving India's 911 Problem: Real Solution, or Knee-Jerk Reaction?

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • January 5, 2016 | 4 minutes to read
  • This article originally appeared on Avaya's NG911 blog. Emergency services in India have evolved over the years. But instead of consolidating access numbers, the decision…
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Avaya Chief Public Safety Architect Talks Kari’s Law, Life-Saving Policies

  • Luke Stangel
  • December 10, 2015 | 6 minutes to read
  • When Hank Hunt’s nine-year-old granddaughter saw her mother being stabbed in a Texas hotel room, she did exactly what she learned to do in the…
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911 Awareness Means Tragedy Averted

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • October 1, 2015 | 4 minutes to read
  • It’s said that “lightning never strikes twice.” This is, of course, a statistical assumption and is often disputed by scientists, who note that large attractors…
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Who is Answering Your 911 Calls? The Answer May Shock You.

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • December 18, 2014 | 3 minutes to read
  • One of the best-known brands globally are the digits 9-1-1. When we hear those numbers, we immediately equate them to mean "emergency.” Even in countries…
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Big Win for Kari's Law in Illinois

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • August 15, 2014 | 4 minutes to read
  • Fletch: Kari's Law becomes law in the State of Illinois, and once again APN legal correspondent Martha Buyer joins me to discuss it. Welcome, Martha.…
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Exclusive Interview with Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant on Kari's Law, Strengthening 911

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • June 24, 2014 | 8 minutes to read
  • Kari’s Law remains a big headline around the nation. This past week, CBS 3 in Philadelphia aired a great piece where I had an opportunity…
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If You Dial 911, You Should Be Able to REACH SOMEONE

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • May 9, 2014 | 4 minutes to read
  •   “The greatest weapon on our arsenal is awareness. Once people learn of this problem, they want to help. So when you go back to…
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My Top 5 Takeaways from IAUG Converge 2014

  • Luke Stangel
  • May 8, 2014 | 3 minutes to read
  • This year’s International Avaya Users Group Converge 2014 really resonated with me. There were some always-good themes in play, as well as meaningful call-to-action moments.…
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Long Island Legislator Rob Trotta Vows to Push for 911 Reform around Kari's Law

  • Mark J. Fletcher, ENP
  • March 17, 2014 | 2 minutes to read
  • For large pockets of the U.S., you still have to dial '9' to get out of internal phone tree systems. While that's a minor annoyance…