Councilman calls for technology overhaul at LAFD

A new Los Angeles city coun­cil­man has called on the city Fire De­part­ment to pre­pare a far-reach­ing plan to ex­pand the on­go­ing over­haul the de­part­ment’s aging tech­no­logy, with the aim of im­prov­ing re­sponses to 911 calls for help.

City Coun­cil­man Mike Bon­in made a mo­tion Wed­nes­day re­quest­ing the LAFD and city tech­no­logy of­fi­cials de­vel­op a “mas­ter plan” to pull to­geth­er ex­ist­ing up­grade ef­forts and con­sult with private-sec­tor tech­no­logy tal­ent about cre­at­ing new ap­plic­a­tions for fire­fight­ers to use on tab­let com­puters, like Apple’s pop­u­lar iPad.

Published: July 3, 2013
Sources: Los Angeles City Council
Credits: Ben Welsh

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