A Phoenix-based start up is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop and implement a program that will improve efficiency times for first responders.
Integrating already existing resources, VIJILIS and UA’s Engineering Design Program are developing a mobile platform to identify and confirm first responders are in an area and ready, willing and able to respond in the event of an emergency.
The new technology will feature sensors for human-to-resource proximity, live GPS-based resource tracking, real-time traffic and meteorological data, cloud-hosting silos for data storage and financed software as a service for emergency response contractors.
VIJILIS founder Jim Messerly, a former manager in the Nuclear and Transportation Infrastructure System, told GSN Magazine that this strategy was sorely needed during his stint with the Arizona Highway Patrol.
“My colleagues and friends have lost their lives to secondary traffic incidents and this could’ve been prevented with today’s technology. A new system would provide our government with the modern tools needed to aid our military’s response to homeland security issues.”