Search & Rescue comms
How can we better assist our SAR teams during a civil emergency?
The search and rescue teams that were deployed out in the flooding last weekend to check on homeowners and help evacuate them, had a good deal of communication difficulties. An app that lets them manage deployed teams (where cellphone connectivity isn’t an issue) would be useful. This would utilise public geographic data through geotracking and geotagging submitted photos/video, but otherwise really only internal council data, eg team membership, ratepayer info. Public datasets, if there are any, on extent of affected areas would be really good to utilise, but principally it’s more a “Where are you now, where are you going, what’s your tasking, and what have you found” communication tool.
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Projects for this award:
|Project Title||Team name||Event location||State, Territory or Country|
|Awol||TopDown||New Zealand||New Zealand|
|Frontline Rescue||frontline-rescue.tech||Christchurch||New Zealand|
|Raven||Gate 17||Auckland||New Zealand|