For First Responders, Instant Interoperability is the ‘Now Factor’ That Keeps People Safe

For police, medics, firefighters, and other first responders, real-time access to key data and key people can be the difference between success and failure in a public crisis. …

According to researchers, almost 70% of government agencies say giving first responders access to real-time data in the field is critical or very important, nearly 80% want to easily communicate with state and local agencies in surrounding areas, and almost 75% want to connect personnel across different networks and devices. Seems this is something we should do, right? …

A U.S. state police force uses the BlackBerry AtHoc Emergency Communication solution to dramatically improve its ability to respond to any emergency that involves SWAT teams. The police force instantly and securely alerts officers, both on-duty and off-duty via smartphone. This enables officers to check in depending on their availability, time to scene, and expertise with the emerging situation. …

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