08.19.2005 12:00 PM
SpectraRep supports Nashville’s disaster preparedness exercise

SpectraRep, specializing in the delivery of IP video, rich media and data over terrestrial television and satellite systems, and Nashville Public Television (NPT), a public television station, will partner to provide alerting, training and emergency management capabilities to Nashville's Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

NPT and SpectraRep will work with the Nashville Metropolitan Government to develop a training and emergency alerting system called NPT MetroCast for use during the City of Nashville and Greater Nashville Homeland Security District 5 2005 Emergency Preparedness Challenge Sept. 23-24.

The system will use several toolsets provided by SpectraRep, with the goal of deploying a wireless all-hazards preparedness network for emergency management and ongoing training.

The exercise will involve nearly a thousand first responders throughout the district, and about 2500 volunteers who will act as injured patients to test and evaluate the region's emergency response plans for large-scale disasters involving mass casualties.

For more information about the Greater Nashville 2005 Emergency Preparedness Challenge, visit www.hsd5exercise.org/Nashville/nashville.nsf.

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