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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2005
MAYOR HANNEMANN TO PRESENT EMERGENCY
Cisco Systems, Inc. asked the city to participate in a demonstration of an IP (Internet Protocol) interoperability system that will allow communication between and among systems that
usually are unable to talk to one another.
“Since 9/11 and, more recently, Hurricane Katrina, we have seen just how essential reliable emergency communication needs to be for municipal governments,” Hannemann said. “An effective interoperability system would allow our Honolulu Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Services paramedics, Oahu Civil Defense officials and the Mayor’s Office to communicate with each other via computer.”
“Use of this new emerging technology would put
disaster communications,” Mayor Hannemann said. “Public safety should be every mayor’s number one priority.”
President George Bush has invited Mayor Hannemann to a White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 27.
“I’m honored to be included in such an important conference,” Hannemann said. “I expect to hear from experts around the country new ideas, as well as examples of what is already working, that make a difference in the various problems facing at-risk youth.”
For more call Gordon Bruce 547-7621
Keith Rollman 547-7658
|Friday, October 21, 2005|