I’m writing up a review of the Emergency Services Integrated Communications Vehicle that was showcased at the Melbourne Cisco Live event a few weeks back.
An comment by one of the National Safety Agency people during the tour was notable; “we need to have modern technology if we want to attract young people.”
The spokesperson was talking about offering iPad and Android apps for the emergency services workers, particularly in the context of firefighting volunteers having an average age approaching 50.
Needing the latest technology to attract younger volunteers or workers is an interesting view which I’m not wholly convinced about.
Do we really need the latest technology do attract younger workers and volunteers or are is this another example of trying to apply tech to a more fundamental problem?