Incident Scene, Event and Disaster Management: More Effective Response With Wireless Broadband and Rugged Devices
Public safety agencies have historically relied primarily on voice communication with some use of data. Today, large repositories of vital data are available at all levels. Public safety organizations are demanding the ability to have this information available at every incident. The Department of Homeland Security has articulated a vision for public safety communications that demands increased interoperability, flexibility and situational awareness at the command and responder levels. The solution deploys a wireless broadband tactical mesh network to the incident scene with an outfitted Incident Command Vehicle, deployable cameras and video monitors, and hand-held and mobile devices. It also backhauls data from centralized local, state and federal databases and provides incident management applications for collaboration between responders and commanders.