How does a country’s emergency response organizations deal with an influx of refugees? Not easily. It is a complex situation that could overwhelm a government’s resources.
When thousands of desperate refugees fled the horrors of civil war in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan to seek asylum in Europe, Germany proved to be an ideal destination because it was willing and uniquely well-prepared to help the refugees resettle. However, providing shelter, beds, food, sanitary facilities, and basic medical care on a long-term basis presented many day-to-day logistical challenges to cities and counties around the country.
To overcome these challenges, Germany’s Kassel Fire Brigade has used an already implemented solution that enable it to closely collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with various public safety agencies, medical services, and relief organizations in the region. The brigade also has utilized this solution to help it visualize, plan, respond to, and coordinate with other agencies for planned and unplanned events in the region.
Discover how Kassel Fire Brigade uses Intergraph Planning & Response to manage and respond to refugee needs, fires at special facilities, chemical accidents, large-scale traffic accidents, extreme weather events, and major public events.
Born 1962, Geographer, Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), 1989-1996 freelance journalist, 1997-1998 Editor-in-Chief of a newly founded Geospatial Magazine, 1999-2015 Marketing Manager at Intergraph, since 2015 Head of Marketing, EMEA at Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, located in Germany.