Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD): Seattle Fire Department’s Group 2 Surveillance Technology Review

Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD): Seattle Fire Department’s Group 2 Surveillance Technology Review


I just wanted to confirm, is he conscious
and awake right now? Everything we do is based on time; with fire
there’s a time-temperature curve, the faster we can get on the scene, we can stop the rate
of spread from fire. With EMS, everything is based on time, the
most critical incident, whether it’s hard or traumatic events, there’s a window there
that we are working in. I have help on the way to you– I just want
to confirm. CAD is the system. It streamlines the operation, gives you the
information you need, so the firefighters can go to work and do what they need to do
with the appropriate information. What’s going on today? CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, helps us
manage hundreds of thousands of 911 calls each year. The information contained in CAD is all of
the pertinent information for first responders to be able to accurately respond to any given
emergency. A lot of that information is very sensitive,
especially if you’re talking about medical information, information about accessing sensitive
areas, and they make sure that the information getting put into CAD is not only relevant,
but also is accessible only to those folks who really need to know. Because of the CAD and the inputs that’s
taking place, we can then dispatch the units before we are even done with the call, that’s
critical for us. Getting that info to the appropriate people
right when they need it can help save lives and property. For more information or to leave a comment:
www.seattle.gov/privacy

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