Star2Stars Complete UC System Receives Excellence Award


Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Star2Star Communications, makers of the Worlds Most Scalable Cloud Communications Solution, today announced that the company has received the Internet Telephony Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year.

The award is presented each year by Internet Telephony Magazine to honor products and services that have made significant contributions in advancing technology in unified communications. This years award arrives on the heels of Star2Stars fourth consecutive placement on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list.

Were very pleased to receive this award, said Michelle Accardi-Petersen, CMO for Star2Star. We just completed another year with zero downtime, which underscores the quality and reliability of our system, she continued.

Star2Stars complete, scalable UC solution unifies customers voice, video, fax, instant messaging and presence management into a single, easy-to-use system.

About Star2Star:

Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the Worlds Most Complete and Scalable Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Stars award-winning, patent-pending Constellation Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.

In the past four years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 twice, and the Inc. 500|5000 four times. Star2Star also recently received Inc. Magazines Hire Power Award honoring the top private business job creators in the country.

Star2Star Communications solutions are sold through a diversified network of partners that include distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Available across North America, Star2Star systems are used by hundreds of thousands of business users, including large national chains with multi-location communications footprints.

Star2Star is a registered trademark of Star2Star Communications, LLC.







Three Fire Departments to be Honored for Excellence in Emergency Medical Services by MedicAlert Foundation and CFSI


Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and MedicAlert Foundation recognized the innovation and leadership of three fire departments with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner tonight at the Washington Hilton. The honorees were the Snohomish County Fire Protection District #1 (WA), Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (FL), and Montgomery County, Maryland Fire and Rescue Service (MD).

In its third year, the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards program showcases fire departments for best practices and innovative solutions in the delivery of emergency medical services. CFSI and MedicAlert Foundation established the awards program to promote innovative emergency medical services programs as models for other fire departments around the country to consider adopting to enhance the services they provide in their communities.

The three fire departments 2 career and 1 combination presented with the third annual Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Awards:

Snohomish County Fire Protection District #1 (Career): Introduction of an EMS checklist to improve the quality of patient care through the consistent and uniform application of best practices, regardless of extraneous variables found on the scene of each medical emergency.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Career): An aggressive infection control program to provide continuity of medical care, rapid treatment and supportive education and psychological support for emergency providers exposed to communicable diseases.

Montgomery County, Maryland Fire and Rescue Service (Combination): Innovations in cardiac care through enhanced training, and advanced EKG monitoring/coordination with receiving hospitals to significantly improve EMS to catheterization lab times.

Fire Service-Based EMS continues to develop innovative approaches for providing the best level of emergency medical services in the country, said CFSI President Bill Jenaway. CFSI is proud to co-sponsor the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award Program with the MedicAlert Foundation to recognize those fire departments on the forefront in EMS delivery innovations innovations necessitated by changing demographics, increased call volumes, better information, changing technology and budget constraints that have impacted many jurisdictions across the nation.

The ingenuity exhibited by these fire departments to ensure they deliver exceptional emergency medical care, shows the depth of their dedication to the communities they serve, said Andrew B. Wigglesworth, president and Chief Executive Officer of MedicAlert Foundation. We partnered with CFSI to establish this excellence award in an effort to recognize outstanding performance by fire service-based EMS programs and to promote these best practices as a resource supporting the changing needs of first responder programs nationwide.

Approximately 1,800 fire and emergency services leaders from across the nation attended the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and joined in paying tribute to the dedication and commitment of the nations fire and emergency services. Hosted by CFSI, the annual Dinner benefits the mission of the nonprofit policy organization, which is designed to educate members of Congress about fire and life safety issues.

About Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

Established in 1989, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute that works with members of Congress in promoting fire and life safety issues. Working with other national fire service organizations, the Institute focuses its attention on issues that benefit all first responders. Members of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, the largest caucus in Congress, look to CFSI for guidance and information to enhance their level of understanding about the challenges and needs of our nations fire and EMS communities. For more information on CFSI, visit http://www.cfsi.org.

About MedicAlert Foundation

Established in 1956, the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical IDs and delivers the most dependable, responsive, intelligent and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical IDs alert emergency personnel to a members primary health conditions, medications or implanted medical devices. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. Visit http://www.medicalert.org for more information.