Getting the Big Picture

A new emergency management facility in Morris County, New Jersey began operations last fall, using advanced visualization and communications technology. Planning for the facility began in 2007, and it serves as an addition to a public safety complex that serves most of Morris County. A variety of sources relay information to the facility, allowing situations to be monitored in real time. Specialists aggregate data feeds to provide useful visual information. The emergency center must be able to function under any condition, from earthquakes to electrical failure. The building has redundant systems, so that staff can continue working through catastrophic events. There are plans for additional emergency centers to be built in the region, which will be able to share networks with the Morris County facility, allowing emergency centers across the state to help each other in emergencies.

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  • Accession Number: 01538443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2014 3:58PM