LANHAM, Md., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, announced today that Steve Waters of McMurdo Group will present at the 54th Annual SAFE Symposium in Dayton, Ohio. The Symposium, which is sponsored by the SAFE Association, is Oct. 31, 2016, to Nov. 2, 2016. It's a forum for military, government, academic and industrial professionals to come together with the goal of advancing personal safety and protection in air, land, space and marine environments.
Mr. Waters will discuss how improvements in communications for field search and rescue (SAR) operations can be achieved. He'll also examine potential capability gaps and possible ways those gaps can be closed.
TOPIC: How Improvements in Communication Capability Can Answer Critical Operator Challenges During Location and Recovery Missions
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Room 204, Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
SESSION ABSTRACT: The Cospas-Sarsat System provides an accurate, timely and reliable system for alerting and distributing data, to enable recovery of persons in distress. Use of this system has contributed to saving over 39,000 lives. The successful and prompt rescue of survivors depends on the quality of the Cospas-Sarsat alert data. It's also totally reliant on the capabilities of the rescue resources.
Recovery missions are often complex and carried out in extreme environmental conditions. Situational awareness and dynamic communication between mission team members are often critical to enable recovery without delay. Improving communication capability can reduce the risk for both the survivor and the rescue team. During the final phase of rescue missions and recovery of casualties, it is vital that clear communication and tracking of team members is available on-demand.
Communication clarity, availability and usability, along with team member condition and location monitoring, is of paramount importance. The field environments for land and sea, and for SAR operators, coast guards, emergency medical services, firefighters and police carry similar needs for local mission communication.
For highlights of the session, or to schedule an interview with McMurdo's Steve Waters, please contact Michael Rudd at email@example.com. If you can't make it to the SAFE Symposium, we'd be happy to set up a post-conference interview or submit a contributed piece for print consideration.
McMurdo (www.mcmurdogroup.com) is a global leader in emergency readiness and response, with the only end-to-end solutions for search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness. Fully half of the world's SAR satellite ground infrastructure have been installed by McMurdo, and McMurdo has manufactured 25 percent of the world's 500,000 registered beacons. Hundreds of customers around the world—including NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and others in the aerospace, defense and government sectors—have trusted McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save more than 40,000 lives since 1982.
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