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Blog // Connect Alaska

WATCH: Broadband & Public Safety - How Anchorage Fire Department Uses Tech to Save Lives

By CAK Staff

Technology is Critical for the Anchorage Fire Dept. from Connected Nation on Vimeo. When it comes to using broadband for public safety in Alaska, Jerry Bailey knows the ins and outs of the industry. As the Fire Information Systems Manager for the Anchorage Fire Department, Bailey says his job is to utilize the Internet so Firefighters and Paramedics can do their jobs more efficiently.  

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Location, Location, Location: Enhancing Alaska Public Safety with GIS

By CAK Staff

February is Public Safety Month at Connected Nation. In addition to objectives of expanding broadband and technology awareness and adoption throughout local communities, CN is also working to highlight the use of GIS in various public safety agencies. Location is everything during an emergency; GIS provides the functionality to collect and manage large databases while in a fast-paced decision-making environment. GIS analysis and maps are used for everything from developing the public safety network to tracking criminal activity or emergency response routes. With the increases in technological capabilities, more and more agencies are being...

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Technology is Critical for Anchorage Fire Dept.

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Katie Paglini When it comes to using broadband for public safety in Alaska, Jerry Bailey knows the ins and outs of the industry. As the Fire Information Systems Manager for the Anchorage Fire Department, Bailey says his job is to utilize the Internet so Firefighters and Paramedics can do their jobs more efficiently. “One of the things that we try to do is continue to improve our service to the community, and technology helps us to respond more quickly and with more information to any type of emergency.” Bailey wasn’t always in the IT department. He got his start in the industry two decades ago, at a time when technology was much...

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Connected Nation Kicks Off Public Safety Month

By Connected Nation

Connected Nation is committing to improve communities through greater broadband adoption, access, and use. This February, we’re kicking-off our Public Safety Month to highlight the ways in which broadband is supporting police departments, hospitals, and fire departments as they protect our families and save lives. We’re looking forward to highlighting how high-speed Internet is helping promote better public safety, but we need your help today.  Share your story about how the Internet, mobile broadband, or other technology helped you in an emergency situation. Our organization plays a key role in providing first responders and...

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