The Niagara Falls EOC works to ensure the city’s new emergency operations centre will work to reduce the impact. In the event of a major disaster, a secured site will be put together as the headquarters for police, fire, paramedics and public works. The centre will support response activities in the field and provide direction to the various agencies such as the Red Cross and the public health department.
The centre is stocked with modern technology devices such as huge screens that can broadcast live feeds and are equipped for video conferencing as well as interactive touch screens that can display GIS (geographic information system) maps which can be saved on a file for later use.
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Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC