Smells Like Innovation

Lifted from the San Ramon Valley FD website.

While Happy Medic may have beaten me to broadcasting it over Facebook, I am thoroughly overwhelmed by this video on the new app developed by Chief Richard Price of San Ramon Valley Fire in California. I have asked students and others for a number of years, “What changes can you see for emergency services that would revolutionize our industry?” This, to me, is evidence of that kind of innovation.

The advantage of technology is that it can change the playing field dramatically if properly applied. It just requires someone to keep their mind open to possibilities. While I don’t know Chief Price, he certainly seems like someone I’d like to get to know. A while back, I somehow went to his department’s webpage, which I found to be one of the most visually appealing and enjoyable webpages I have ever viewed. I zipped off an e-mail to him about that and almost immediately got a reply back, where he gave credit to the unique individuals he has working with him. This department seems like one that has already begun to make a mark as a leader and certainly has set an impressive bar to reach.

Congratulations, Chief, on your latest amazing contribution to the greater good. Keep up the good work!

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