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Posted on August 15, 2018 by Abigail Hall  

Text To 911 emergency service approved

Text To 911 emergency service was approved by the Muskogee City-County Enhanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority on Wednesday.

The authority voted to sign a contract with West Safety Services, which will provide routing services and enable the 911 text service to Muskogee County dispatch stations. The contract was signed for five years at a total cost of $33,625.

West will work with local phone service providers to enable the text service between customers and dispatch officers in Muskogee County. The service is expected to be implemented by Fall 2018, said Darryl Maggard, 911 coordinator.

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Posted on June 5, 2017 by LaaSer Critical Communications, LLC
Source: PR Newswire

LaaSer Critical Communications Announces Year-Long Pilot Program With ChatComm to Demonstrate Lifesaving 911 Caller Location Technology

The current pilot program is made possible via LaaSer’s continuing partnership with West’s Safety Services, which includes the VIPER® call handling solution that allows PSAPs to receive Next Generation 911 services such as location, TXT29-1-1® and other i3 compliant data. An essential benefit of LaaSer’s comprehensive answer to PSAP efficiency is its seamless integration with legacy hardware and software; in other words, the user experience for both callers and operators is unaffected.

Posted on November 3, 2016 by West Corporation  

Preserving Patient Bonds – Chain Drug Review

While pharmacists spend years training to be experts on drug formulation, dosing and how to prevent adverse interactions between medications, it’s probably not their favorite part of the job. Many instead relish the one-on-one interactions with longtime customers throughout different seasons of their lives.

This article was originally published in the print edition of Chain Drug Review.

Posted on November 3, 2016 by West Corporation  

Reducing Talk Time Through IVR Self Service – Healthcare Call Center Times

The Contact Center at Henry Ford Health System handles approximately 3.7 million inbound calls a year. With that many calls, reducing talk time by just a few seconds per call can have enormous implications for staffing. Yet, it is critical for the interaction with the caller to be completed in such a way that the caller has all his or her needs met and does not feel rushed.

This article was originally published in Healthcare Call Center Times.

Posted on May 10, 2016 by West Corporation  

Airbus DS Communications and West Collaborate, Streamline Text-to-9-1-1 Adoption for Public Safety Answering Points

Airbus DS Communications, Inc., an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, and West, a leading provider of technology-enabled communications services, launched a collaboration designed to make it easier for public safety agencies to coordinate, obtain and implement the infrastructure necessary to accept SMS text messages within 9-1-1 call centers.

Posted on April 15, 2016 by West Corporation  

Learning Center Schedule and Registration

The new Call Handling Installation and Configuration Certification will be structured through the following three phases:

  1. On-line self-directed prerequisite training – 20 hours, self-paced.
  2. In-class Core Call Handling Installation & Configuration training – 10 days.
  3. On-line training for Call Handling support products and features – variable as needed.

Certification is awarded upon successful completion of phases one and two. Courses are delivered at the West offices in Longmont, Colorado.

See our training schedule.