DCO-IS&T Wins National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award!
By Les Hamashima
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded Durham County a 2015 Achievement Award for successfully enabling Emergency Management information easier to find, while saving the County money and resources. Titled 'EMS Protocol Mobile Website: Improving Delivery of Emergency Medical Services through the Innovative Use of Mobile Technology', the project overcame the challenge of having information stored in large, hardcopy binders and pocket notebooks that were cumbersome to use onsite, particularly within the confined space of emergency vehicles. The paper-based manuals were also costly to produce and had to be replaced frequently due to wear and tear in the field, adding to the $10,000 in yearly production costs.