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.
Brewster Ambulance Service plans to begin using Amazon Echos in its ambulances later this year to give first responders a hands-free way of getting information about procedures.