Welcome to the official blog of the Friends of George Cushingberry. I hope that this blog will serve as another method of communicating with the people of the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.
I am a true jobs, justice, peace, and equal opportunity Democrat. I would like your support to continue this mission for the betterment of you.
News and Video from the YouTube Network
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Restoring the Revenue: 2015 Detroit Fire Department Equipment Upgrade proposal.
By Richard Clement
"Improving Service with technology"
Obsolete "Code-Red" Laptop
Plans to upgrade Fire Department trucks will include the
installation of flat screen monitors that will display information regarding
the location of the fire with a backup printing system with streamlined
information. Currently firefighters have
to rely on a message system that contains a tower and a printer that produces a
run sheet. According to various Detroit Firefighters, the font size is hard to read
at 4am, it has too much information and, important data is hard to find
on the printout. The flat screen monitors would replace a non-functioning and
costly Code Red system that was purchased from an outside vendor.
Information on the screen will give firefighters
directions and, other information pertinent to the issue at hand.
Closed Laptop on Rig
The recommendation from the President Pro-Tem’s Firefighter task force is to, de-install the old equipment, place old equipment on a cart for donation, and replace with touch screen, flat screen monitors. If we can put flat screen
monitors on motorcycles and, have smartphones that can display massive amounts
of content, then we can place
touch screen monitors in the fire trucks and give better information at the same
time. When the city gets from under the cloak of bankruptcy, this will be a priority project for improved safety and service to firefighters and the Citizens of Detroit.