Public safety agencies had a challenging year in 2018. However, despite emergencies ranging from category 4 hurricanes to mass shootings to uncontrollable wildfires, police, firefighters, and EMTs unfailingly responded to protect communities and prevent deaths. Assisting first responders in these endeavors are technologies that continue to evolve to meet the distinct needs of the public safety community. Advances have been made in all fields: from protective gear to weaponry and from transportation to communications. Public safety communications in particular has grown quickly, with government and industry actors playing a large part in technology advancements. Read more.