SECURITY LUXEMBOURG – A GOVERNMENT ALERT APP SOON

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Key words: alert to the population, gouvalert.lu geolocation of calls to 112, rescue, luxembourg. Save time and reliability in locating callers at the Emergency Center (112) and in the other way enable the authorities to warn the population in case of a major crisis, this is the mission of the application for smartphones GouvAlert.lu currently being developed under the leadership of the Luxembourg Government and the State Center for Information Technology (CTIE). Using the geolocation services of the smartphone (GPS and/or WiFi) this app will make it possible to determine…

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EMERGENCY.LU DEPLOYED IN THE CARRIBEAN AFTER IRMA

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keywords: emergency.lu, hurricane irma, caribbean, astra satellites, luxembourg air ambulance. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announces the departure of four volunteers from the emergency.lu program for the Caribbean following the damage caused by hurricane Irma and at the request of the World Food Program (WFP). Emergency.lu is a mobile satellite telecommunication platform whose main objective is to restore communication (Internet, voice) after a disaster, to support the coordination efforts of humanitarian organisations on the ground and thus to contribute to saving lives in humanitarian emergencies. Emergency.lu is a…

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LUXEMBOURG – POLICE 113 SUPPORT WILL NOT BE IMPROVED

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keywords: police, #jesoutienslapolice, parliamentary question, urgent numbers, luxembourg. In the Parliamentary Question #2920, filed on 13 April 2017, MP Franz Fayot (LSAP) explained that he had called 113 in an emergency situation and was confronted with the loss of time when the situation required a fast intervention by the law enforcement. He then asks Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider for details on the procedure that wastes precious time in the face of urgent need. The process will not be improved. The response of Minister Etienne Schneider details all the information…

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POLICE – IS THE 113 OPTIMAL?

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keywords: police, #jesoutienslapolice, parliamentary question, urgent numbers, luxembourg. Who called 113 in an emergency situation was somewhat disoriented. While for the last 10 years the Grand Ducal Police has been communicating on 113 as the unique emergency contact number (this number appears on all vehicles), the operator requests the identity of the caller, details on circumstances, and question after question time passes. If there is no emergency he/she answers that it is an emergency number only but does not transfer to the closest local police station. A non-optimal procedure? In…

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