In the world of emergency response, it is crucial that response times be as short as possible to ensure the safety of those in danger. The national standard for fire department response times in the US is currently at 5 minutes, but many proactive fire departments are averaging even faster. The Shenango Township in Pennsylvania is a shining example of a fire department using every resource available to keep their response times as short as possible.
According to a recent article, the Shenango Township recently hired an EMA coordinator in an effort to make their fire department faster and more efficient. The move has certainly paid off so far, as response times have fallen over 5 minutes to their current average of 4 minutes and 10 seconds, well below the national standard.
Besides hiring an EMA coordinator, the Shenango Township has also recently implemented Nixle to make communication and coordination with residents simpler and more streamlined. Residents can now sign up for updates from local authorities by texting their zip code to 888777. Authorities plan to use the service to inform residents of where they can find emergency shelters during critical events, as well as other useful information.
To read more about the Shenango Township and what they’re doing to improve emergency services, read the full article here. You can also learn more about Nixle and read more success stories by visiting Nixle.com