We have seen fire, rain, and flooding. We hone our response based on years of records and new technologies. But, fire and rain have predictive values. Not so a catastrophic biologic event. We have developed vaccines for some of the most infectious agents, but each relies on voluntary compliance or mandated ring immunization without guaranty of jurisdictional adherence in a geopolitically isolated environment.
A novel virus/genetically engineered biologic organism will strain the fabric of society and stress the medical response system to the limits of its capabilities. It will have no predictive value. First responders will be at the forefront. Planning based on best evidence for force protection; communication; behavioral health; and changes in triage, treatment, and transport, along the theoretical timeline using a multifunctional analytical matrix incorporating institutional components and key functions, will create a culture of awareness, maintaining the systems on which we rely.
Sponsored By: Emergency Reporting
At Emergency Reporting (ER), our mission is to empower first responders worldwide with fast and easy-to-use technology that provides the data needed to keep themselves and their communities safe. Our Records Management and Reporting Software act as the centralized ecosystem that powers an agency’s entire operation, from training and events to incident reporting and compliance, to real-time analytics and performance feedback through data. As the pioneer in cloud-based EMS and fire software, ER has always been the smarter way forward for the Fire Service while also managing to be the most user-friendly solution available. Since 2003, we’ve proudly supported over 750,000 first responders through this mission worldwide — including DoD/military installations and large entities such as NASA, nuclear power plants, and hospitals.
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