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Emergency Response Innovation: How Cloud Connectivity Ensures Safer Streets


Christopher Watkins  (Field Solutions Engineer Manager, Whelen Engineering)

Location: W230B

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Track: Federal Government, Transportation

Topic: Cloud Connectivity, Critical Infrastructure, Smart-X

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Every day, first responders across the country navigate the dangers of busy highways and roads as they rush to respond to active scenes placing them at increased risk of collisions with civilian motorists. Studies show that motor vehicle incidents are responsible for 30% of police officer fatalities and 25% of firefighter fatalities, with tens of thousands of collisions occurring each year between regular drivers and response vehicles. Examine the risks first responders face as they travel to active scenes. Hear about creative solutions such as a cloud-based data management system that offers geofence controlled tech, anti-collision alerts, and traffic preemption to keep first responders and their communities safer. This innovation in first responder communications can be easily deployed by any fleet and is proven to enhance the safety of first responders and motorists while also safeguarding data with state-of-the-art security features. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the unique risks facing first responders as well as the technological advancements that have been created to mitigate these risks and decrease the likelihood of officer-related collisions by up to 90%.

Key Takeaways:
- An awareness of the risks first responders face as they travel to emergencies.
- An understanding of how the latest in cloud connectivity and first responder communication technology is deployed.
- Concrete data showing how this innovation addresses and solves the problems presented.