Unlocking means, among other things, that camera images showing an incident are transmitted live to the emergency room - such as emergency services (police, fire brigade, ambulance) - in the district office of Gelderland-Zuid. So the foundation RTR-NL creates an Integral Common Operational Picture to serve all involved emergency services. By doing so RTR-NL realizes an actual shared integral situational awareness for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze command line. Additionally, images are stored so that they can be used for supporting evidence and for visual assistance in investigating cases. Municipalities, companies and police can share camera images in this structure where this is deemed necessary for supervision, enforcement and detection.
According to Wijnants, the Vierdaagse is a unique event with an integrated approach where many other municipalities are also sending representatives to view the performance. "Camera surveillance and mobile cameras clearly help prevent or minimize incidents during the celebrations." During the Vierdaagse, the center of Nijmegen is divided into a number of areas all led by a separate operational commander with a team of 8 to 10 police officers. In each zone, at least one police officer is present with a 4G bodycam.
Everything is being processed, saved and passed through the Milestone Systems video management system. Police officers, like Hylco Wijnants who are seconded to the foundation RTR-NL, see which images should be forwarded to the Emergency Service Control Room. Of course, it may also occur that a 112 call enters the control room, which then requests the RTR-NL to forward specific camera images.
"Another good example took place during the Vierdaagse, when someone became unwell. A biker who was near the incident was sent on it. He had a mobile camera on him with which the images were sent to the control room. The centralist of the Central Ambulance Post in the Common Security Control Room of the Security Region was asked to co-operate by watching the images. He could then indicate that the man that became unwell had to be taken up immediately because he could otherwise die. This would not have been possible with the use of a portable phone, but only by the combination of an integrated control room and mobile camera deployment."
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