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City of Henderson to Implement Technology Solution for Improved Firefighter Communications

October 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT MICHELLE FRENCH, (702) 267-2061
Henderson, Nev. – In the fire service, continual training is a critical element in the education and advancement of firefighters and paramedics. The City of Henderson has launched a new solution to fire training, a collaboration and video conferencing system that will save time, property and potentially, lives.

Videoconferencing eliminates the need for multiple on-site training sessions and enhances training by remotely connecting all stations. This system will enhance fire operations, communications, training and service delivery to their customers. It will also allow them to operate safer and more efficiently. 

“We are extremely excited to be able to leverage this new technology in order to improve firefighter efficiency, quality of care, safety on the emergency scene and the instruction of our personnel,” said Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White.

While videoconferencing has been utilized by numerous fire departments across the country for several years, this new collaboration technology creates a platform which can also connect other smart mobile devices, as well as integrate live drone footage, to improve decision making on the emergency scene.

"Maintaining good public safety services in our growing community is a key element of our Smart City Strategy. We see implementation of this technology to do just that,” said Laura Fucci, Chief Information Officer. “It will enable collaboration and communication with less transit time, enabling our firefighters to be more efficient at completing their expanding duties."

The City’s Information Technology department will be installing and supporting a collaboration and videoconferencing system that includes the installation of smart boards and cameras for all Henderson fire stations, Henderson Fire Training Center, the city’s Emergency Operations Center as well as Fire Administration.

For more information on the City of Henderson’s Smart City Strategy, visit http://cityofhenderson.com/SmartCity.
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