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Smoking pizza ovens and pilfered dollar bills, or the early story of RapidSOS


The irony of 911 is that it’s a number that everyone knows (at least in the United States), and yet, no one really thinks about it. Few of us will dial 911 more than a handful of times in our lives, and even when we do, we will meet the police officers and paramedics who respond, never the 911 call taker who handled the dispatch. These systems and the people behind them garner meager attention, whether from Congress, state legislatures, the public or anyone else outside the emergency response community.
Except, that is, for Michael Martin.

RapidSOS’ story is one of a …

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