Full Service App for Railroad Emergency Response

Launched in 2014, AskRail is a mobile app developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Association of American Railroads that’s available for free to first responders who need to know what to expect at the scene of a train incident. Users enter railcar numbers into the app’s search engine to instantly see what’s onboard.



West Tests 9-1-1 Location Technology with Google, PSAPs


West announced results of a wireless 9-1-1 location trial using its Wireless Dispatchable Location Services and Google’s Android Emergency Location Services technologies. The purpose of West’s trial was to determine if WDLS using ELS could improve on the carrier-based location provided to 9-1-1 call centers through faster delivery of the location, improved accuracy of the location or both.