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Large-Scale Event Patients Benefit from Real-Time Updates

Prince William County, VA

SafetyPAD was one of many tools used by Prince William County Fire & Rescue (PWCFR) to manage a large scale incident such as 150th Anniversary of The First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run. The National Park Service and the City of Manassas held a series of commemorative events presenting the varied perspectives of Federal and Confederate soldiers, civilians, slaves, and freed African Americans. More than 27,000 re-enactors and spectators descended on Prince William County and Manassas over the four-day commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run, according to Discover Prince William & Manassas.

Record heat that hit the area and the rest of the East Coast, with nearly 300 people attending the events being treated at medical tents on-site, with 13 of those people transported to Prince William Hospital for further treatment. All were treated and released the same day and all crew members utilized SafetyPAD to provide near real-time updates to Prince William Fire and Rescue Chiefs.

PWCFR also used SafetyPAD Agent to alert planning officers for any patient transported. Temperatures exceeded 105 degrees on Saturday and nearly topped the century-mark again on Sunday, but many of the 40 scheduled events went on as planned.

 

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