Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Emergency Services: Emerging Tools and Technologies for First Responders
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Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Emergency Services: Emerging Tools and Technologies for First Responders

Release Date: January, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 464
ISBN13: 9781799825357|ISBN10: 1799825353|EISBN13: 9781799825371|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2535-7

Description

During emergency situations, society relies upon the efficient response time and effective services of emergency facilities that include fire departments, law enforcement, search and rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS). As such, it is imperative that emergency crews are outfitted with technologies that can cut response time and can also predict where such events may occur and prevent them from happening. The safety of first responders is also of paramount concern. New tools can be implemented to map areas of vulnerability for emergency responders, and new strategies can be devised in their training to ensure that they are conditioned to respond efficiently to an emergency and also conscious of best safety protocols.

Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Emergency Services: Emerging Tools and Technologies for First Responders addresses the latest tools that can support first responders in their ultimate goal: delivering their patients to safety. It also explores how new techniques and devices can support first responders in their work by addressing their safety, alerting them to accidents in real time, connecting them with medical experts to improve the chances of survival of critical patients, predicting criminal and terrorist activity, locating missing persons, and allocating resources. Highlighting a range of topics such as crisis management, medical/fire emergency warning systems, and predictive policing technologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for law enforcement, emergency professionals, medical professionals, EMTs, fire departments, government officials, policymakers, IT consultants, technology developers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Crime Hotspot Detection
  • Crisis Management
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency Patient Management
  • Medical Resources Prediction
  • Medical/Fire Emergency Warning Systems
  • Predictive Policing Technologies
  • Professional Training
  • Public Service Management
  • Vulnerability Management

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.