OCEAN CITY – A brand new incident response software program is predicted to assist native companies put together for a pop-up automobile rally, together with particular occasions that happen in Ocean Metropolis annually.
On Monday, Emergency Providers Communications Supervisor Glen McIntyre introduced the Ocean Metropolis Police Fee with a brand new decision-making software program anticipated to assist native departments plan for incidents associated to unsanctioned automobile rallies and numerous particular occasions which might be held in Ocean Metropolis.
“We’re searching for one thing that’s going to assist us with incident administration,” he stated. “I believe the oldsters across the room acknowledge how huge of a problem it’s for us.”
As officers plan for a pop-up automobile rally subsequent weekend, McIntyre stated regulation enforcement and emergency personnel can use the software program – named Rhodium – to plot sources and staging areas on a digital map. He famous officers may additionally use the software program to plan for yearly particular occasions, together with Springfest and Sunfest.
“We’re utilizing the pop-up automobile rally as our kickoff,” he stated. “So we’re not going to be prepared to make use of it from the standpoint of full manufacturing, however we’re utilizing it to present us some concepts on issues we have to begin constructing out.”
McIntyre instructed fee members this week the subscription-based software program is predicted to switch printed maps. He stated the digital mapping instrument might be used so as to add, take away and redirect sources as incidents unfold, in addition to observe exercise and motion all through the occasion.
“All the pieces we do is tracked,” he stated. “So whether or not it’s us coming again to try to recapture cash or whether or not we are attempting to return and pinpoint the place one thing went sideways on us and the precise date and time that occurred, it’s going to be within the log.”
McIntyre famous the departments may additionally tracks Twitter feeds utilizing the software program. Council Secretary Mary Knight stated the characteristic might be helpful in monitoring exercise through the pop-up automobile rally.
“I can see that serving to with the pop-up,” she stated, “as a result of I do know Twitter was one of many mediums that the pop-up members used.”
The mapping software program is considered one of many instruments and methods resort officers are utilizing to plan for the upcoming pop-up automobile rally, previously known as H2Oi, together with partnering with numerous regulation enforcement companies, planning for site visitors sample modifications and implementing its particular enforcement zone, amongst different issues.