Parkinson joins RapidSOS from FirstNet, where he was CEO since 2018, helping the network grow to over three million connections and over 20,000 locations. At RapidSOS, Parkinson will continue this partnership with public safety, leveraging RapidSOS’s work with leading technology companies to provide vital data to 911 and first responders in emergencies.
“I have been fortunate to have built a career working hand in hand with public safety organizations dedicated to saving lives and it has been a tremendous honor to be associated with these professionals,” said Parkinson. “RapidSOS’s collaborative approach to leveraging data in emergencies is a game-changer. I’m thrilled to join this important mission – transforming emergency response at the same time as public safety.”
Parkinson will continue RapidSOS’ approach of integrating rich data from technology leaders, across the emergency response workflow in collaboration with thousands of emergency communication centers and leading public safety software partners .
“Ed brings a strong commitment to RapidSOS’s mission to partner with technology companies, public safety software providers and first responders to save lives,” said Michael Martin, founder and CEO of RapidSOS. I am excited to work with him to further expand RapidSOS’s collaboration with 911 and first responders to support their life-saving work. »
Parkinson joined FirstNet in 2013, having been involved in creating the program while working in Congress. As FirstNet’s Director of Government Affairs and then as CEO from 2018 to present, Parkinson helped guide program strategy and structure, leading outreach and consultation efforts with public safety agencies. , governors and federal politicians.
Parkinson began his career on Capitol Hill where he served on the professional staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, specializing in policy and legislation related to emergency communications, national security, intelligence, and cybersecurity.
In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links vital data from 400 million connected devices to emergency services and first responders. Through the platform, RapidSOS delivers intelligent data that supports more than 5,200 emergency communication centers worldwide, in 165 million emergencies in 2021. Together with recognized innovators like RapidSOS Ready, RapidSOS helps first responders to save millions of lives every year.
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