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Natural disaster preparedness affects all public safety [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 25, 2017 12:16:32 PM

When a major natural disaster strikes, safeguarding the populace will take a combined efforts of first responders - from fire to law enforcement, from EMTs to the National Guard. The necessary resources must be prepared in advance, in case such catastrophes do come to pass.

For example, preparedness drills for large-scale earthquakes involve collaboration between multiple agencies in California. A recent effort involved 3,000 participants from around the state, with some first responders from Nevada also pitching in.

Technology can also play a role in emergency preparedness. When disasters do strike it's not uncommon to dramatically change planned resource utilization - be it different vehicles or the equipment needed to activate first responder units.

Workforce management software that serves as an operational extension of public safety CAD systems can activate units from multiple agencies - along with the unit's capabilities. It's a powerful combination of effective resource planning and emergency preparedness.

Check back soon, for more stories about the intersection of technology and emergency response.

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As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, please contact Jackie Belasky at 214-361-1203, #2413 or jbelasky@orioncom.com.