Amid wildfires, video conferencing is ‘game-changing,’ firefighters say

StateScoop: While video conferencing software has begrudgingly become the norm for remote office workers and educators across the country this year, public safety officials say the technology is “game-changing” when it comes to fighting fires that have burned nearly six million acres across the Western United States so far this year.

To fight blazes in the 320,000 person city of Henderson, Nevada, the city’s fire department uses a suite of video conferencing software and devices that enable live-streaming and video conferencing from virtually anywhere within the department’s 106 square mile jurisdiction in Southern Nevada.

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