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Cutting-edge technologies work in tandem with first responders to help improve situational awareness, communication and response for those on the ground, in command centers — and everyone in between.
Just as a raging wildfire is being brought under control by firefighters armed with drones, aerostats and portable data networks, a C-130 fire suppression aircraft suffers mechanical failure and crashes into the burning hillside. A handful of air passengers are sickened by an unknown contagion before first responders — equipped with body-worn cameras, 4D visualizations, artificial intelligence and telemedicine — swoop in to quickly help contain, triage and begin treatment of the affected. A team of crisis management personnel, aided by autonomous vehicles, satellite backhaul connectivity, rapidly deployed secure, software-defined networks to help mitigate the aftermath of an active cyberattack on a municipal dam whose floodgates have been triggered to open, bringing a community to its knees.
Those are just some of the simulated disaster scenarios that played out at Verizon and Nokia’s third annual Operation Convergent Response 2019 (#OCR2019) event, which showcased the powerful role cutting-edge technologies play in how first responders react to and mitigate a crisis.
Read the full article about Verizon's 2019 event for public safety officials, first responders and crisis management professionals below:
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