My name is Sam Miller and I’m here to tell you how that applies to our First Responders inside and outside of the federal space.
In these great United States of America each and every town, county, and state have some sort of law enforcement and emergency management service backing it. When it comes to information and knowing things instantaneously, these guys weren’t always on the forefront of inter-agency operability and communication. Up until the 1980s during the Bundy chase, law enforcement agencies were not exactly the best at sharing information and it’s easy to point the blame at the lack of technology.
Today, we have mobile data computer systems with access to the national criminal database in all 50 states that mounts to the center console and is connected to a notebook-sized LTE router. There are 360-degree camera systems designed to record everything that happens within a certain radius of a patrol car. From infantry troops behind enemy lines all the way to a traffic officer, a body worn camera can record any and every detail of a firefight or a traffic violation. This incredible height of technology
that we’ve reached today is still considered a short-coming compared to the future. Our men and women in uniform have been able to revolutionize the way they keep our communities and our nation safe with the technology at hand. This also, in turn, has been able to keep them safe.
As a United States Marine veteran, I have experienced not only the advantage of technology in the field but the importance of it as well. An AH-1Z Supercobra attack helicopter can’t function properly on mechanical operation alone, in order for it to protect our boys down range it has to have the correct technology that tells the pilot how much fuel it has, how many rockets it has left, and how far away it is from its target and to communicate with the ground forces. This technological advantage puts The United States Marines and the rest of the military well above the bar in performance and combat efficiency.
Without technology, a paramedic wouldn’t be able to send their active GPS coordinates back to its 911 communications center in order to relay that info to other response agencies. Without an accurate heart monitor or vitals display screen, the EMT wouldn’t be able to properly maintain the life of a patient. Paramedics have the ability to communicate with hospitals and transfer patient data to their data terminals wirelessly so that a doctor or surgeon will already have an idea of what procedure or operation they are going to perform in order to save another life.
Technology is incredibly important to these people who respond, react, and protect us but you know what the most important part is?
The person wearing the uniform. The human technology behind the gear and gadgets.
RCN Technologies has had the pleasure to equip and outfit those men and women who keep and protect us with the right technology. Without this applied human technology, we wouldn’t be here doing what we do.
That’s why RCN is proud to serve those who serve.