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Greater Harris County, Texas, Adopts Mobile Safety Solution for 911 Network

Software delivers information on officers involved in motor vehicle accidents.

by / August 7, 2003
HOUSTON -- The Greater Harris County (Texas) 9-1-1 Emergency Network has chosen an enhanced mobile safety solution for area police.

The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network is the largest 911 system in Texas and the third largest in the United States. The network provides 911 service for two counties and the 47 cities within those counties. More than 9,000 calls to 911 are made each day in the network's territory; 40 percent or more of those are from wireless phones.

Intrado's IntelliVector Emergency Roadside Medical Messaging Service (ERMMS), gives victims of motor vehicle accidents -- in this case police officers -- access to life-saving medical care based on their personal medical and healthcare provider profiles. The solution will transmit medical data to emergency medical service (EMS) providers using the 911 infrastructure. The county will add the technology and data management interface to the existing regional 911 system.

Houston-area police officers may submit personal health data and insurance information to Roadside Telematics Corporation's Road Medic system. If a police vehicle crashes, the system delivers occupant-centric medical and healthcare provider data to the responding EMS.

The project currently involves nearly 500 vehicles from 23 jurisdictions in the surrounding area.

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