Ipad to the rescue in Oklahoma blizzard - literally!

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  1. 4phun

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    From my morning email...

    Obviously Ed was impressed with the report of the iPad's service during the latest disaster in Oklahoma.

    Ed, an Oklahoma Emergency Manager, is a contributor to 'The Daily Brief' and 'Crisis Alert' in the USA. This email came from The Daily Brief.

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    I watched this on the news last night. Great story...
     
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    Got love how the people are thinking outside the box when it comes to useing there Ipads ..:)
     
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    I have been enjoying the snow here in OK!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Cool story, but I'm disappointed in the fire fighters.

    Not sure how much things have changed, but i was a full time firefighter / EMT from 2000 - 2003 and we were required to know every single road in our coverage area and the majority of the rest of the city. They are too spoiled now with GPS and apparently are no longer required to learn their coverage area. Luckily someone thought to use an iPad, but the few minutes they were delayed waiting for it could have meant a life was lost. Fortunately it didn't end that way.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing!
     
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    It sounds like the ambulance did not have GPS. The snow conditions were such that you could get lost in familiar areas. The snow and drifts made it hard to even find some roads. If they had a decent GPS, the driver might have been able to get back on track.

    There is a decent argument for having iPads on emergency vehicles, and this just adds to the reasons. I forsee a lot of people buying their own iPads to improve their job performance. After a while, the powers that be, will start issuing them. Just like it was with cell phone a few years ago.
     
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    It would be much easier to have a small handheld GPS for that purpose, the iPad is too big and too fragile to use in outdoor emergent situations.
     

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