Emergency Alerting for Public Safety – Top 10 needs – # 9 – First Responders Coordination

Utilities, Shopping Centers, Airports, Colleges and Universities typically have their own security. In addition to this, it is important to coordinate with local police, fire and EMS services. Again, in disparate systems such as those used on Sept 11 in 2001, emergency communication interoperability was found to be a huge problem. For this reason thousands lost their lives including entire fire, EMS and police detachments. Today’s technologies make it much easier to communicate in emergencies over a number of layers including WiFi, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Email, Paging Systems, Public Speakers, etc. Coordination with First Responders is key and will result in saving lives both at the facility where the emergency occurred, the nearby community as well as with First Responders.  …Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima, CEO Amika Mobile

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