This section encompasses innovations in emergency management, coordination, and management of natural disasters and unforeseen events. Various methods, including computer-aided dispatch, mobile care, contingency planning, and disaster relief efforts are covered. In addition, programs that harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) for better prevention, response, and recovery are covered. Effective public safety through information sharing, use of social media, agency interoperability, and mitigation initiatives are also included.
Five new high-definition cameras will be placed on mountain peaks and other elevated spots around San Diego County to bolster fire protection, and an existing computer network that links fire stations throughout the region will be upgraded, officials said.