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Technology Continuing to Drive Emergency Management and First Responders

Gird up your loins, you will be in a race to adopt new technology.

As proof of what I've been saying for years, see this article: “Market for Disaster Management Tools Expands to Meet Need.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg of tech that will be coming your way in the months and years to come.

I love technology and can be frustrated by it as much as anyone. Just yesterday the idea of a "plug and play" replacement for a home modem and router ended up being a two-hour hassle and conversation with tech help to get the thing working right. Then there was the issue of getting Netflix running on a DISH network the day before. No wonder I no longer have hair.

Be that as it may, it is the world we live in today, so get used to it, adapt or retire!
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.