First responders play a major role in global crisis management, protecting and saving citizens in many emergency situations. Often these emergency response teams have limited resources and a short window of time to respond to crises. If enabled by video collaboration solutions, the impact of the emergency teams can be greatly increased.
Here are three notable Polycom customers building smarter cities and enhancing their ability to respond in emergency situations with cutting edge communications solutions.
The Urban Shield annual readiness exercise has been a major success in its Dublin, California hometown and beyond. The exercise, led by Sheriff Greg Ahern of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, counted on 4,000 volunteers last year during the 72 continuous hours of preparation and events.
The city of Lincoln, Nebraska depends on its Fire and Rescue namesake to protect citizens and the surrounding municipalities. By employing Polycom RealPresence solutions, the Emergency Medical Services personnel have seen a 66 percent increase in training efficiency, and thus much safer communities.
The New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service is a volunteer-based firefighting agency in New South Wales, Australia. Firefighters and volunteers coordinate firefighting efforts, train personnel, and share knowledge with a community spread across 800,000 square kilometers using Polycom video conferencing solutions. Lives and property depend on the reliability of this technology.