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Shared emergency services communications infrastructure

Doc Ruby (173196) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 1

[continued from "NYC turf wars" comment "Re:UK OK"]:

[continued from "NYC turf wars" comment "Re:UK OK"]:

  Here in NYC, the police, fire, EMT and every other emergency responder under the Sun has carved out their own protocols and equipment for communications, few of which interoperate. Even after the WTC collapse, which cost so many lives (including NYC's Finest and Bravest), the "brass" are defending their communications "silos" from interoperability at the cost of efficiency. Reliability is paramount, so the leaders don't trust "foreign" tech, especially if it's fairly new, and outside their traditional operations.

In NYC, we stay on top by picking winners. Whose municipal communications have recently been revamped in the public interest, which NYC could use as a model? Where can I find a good example of transcending organizational barriers, especially in the area of "wireless" (digital and analog radio) networks? I am due to deliver such info to the Mayor and City Council during 2004Q1-2, so Slashdotters have an opportunity to really make a difference here.

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gbjbaanb (229885) | more than 10 years ago | (#8015601)

am I really hiding my email addy on slashdot? It shows up on my main page, but then.. maybe it always does :)

You can contact me at: abolstri (at) ingr.com
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