How technology is unlocking the future of firefighting and public safety
While most emergency responders cannot work fully remote due to the nature of their job, they can access the same benefits of unified collaboration tools to quickly connect with stations and seamlessly communicate with other first responders. Implementing this technology not only slows the spread of COVID-19 and decreases the amount of time required to hold meetings across teams, stations and departments, it also provides real-time situational awareness for intelligent and efficient fire management and fighting – all through a safe and secure platform.
We’ve all been relying on technology to conduct various forms of remote working. As more fire departments come online, city, county and state governments can support public safety and emergency services by helping emergency responders adopt new collaboration solutions.
Video Meetings Speed Access to Information
Henderson Fire Department, located outside of Las Vegas, has adopted collaboration tools to support its day-to-day communications and response efforts. The department has been able to save time and money and keep its teams more efficiently informed and trained by using new communication technologies. Instead of planning trips to each of its 11 stations to meet with employees, Deputy Fire Chief Scott Viver has started holding trainings and all-hands meetings at the beginning of each month via video conference to bring teams up to date on the latest happenings. Previously, it would take him up to two months to meet with each station.
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