Looking ahead: What 2021 will bring to public safety
Most agree that 2020 was a year no one could have predicted. However, the shaping forces that took hold during the year—the pandemic, civil unrest and an increase in natural disasters, to name a few —will continue to influence the world in 2021 and beyond.
Among the industries most likely to feel the lasting effects of 2020 long after it’s gone are public safety and emergency management. The pandemic especially has forced many to rethink how these vital agencies operate, interact with each other and the public, and share information.
Here’s a few ways these changes will take hold in 2021:
This past year, more than most, has shown that public safety, emergency management, departments of health and more all need to be able to collaborate to handle emergencies, get the right information out to residents and ensure the safety of their communities.
This collaboration has not only been important for sharing data between agencies so that stakeholders can work together to slow the spread of the virus, but will become increasingly more crucial as these entities gear up to distribute vaccines in local communities on a wide scale. To better prepare for what’s to come during the remainder of the pandemic, and to better manage day-to-day emergencies, public safety, emergency management and other stakeholders must turn to solutions that make collaborating streamlined and efficient.
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