Message from the Director
Gratitude and Motivation
As 2014 gets underway, it is a great time to reflect and plan for the coming year. As we proceeded with this task over the past month, the tragic event on Purdue’s campus on January 21, 2014 provided even more opportunity for reflection and gratitude for our first responders with whom we are lucky enough to partner for various projects. The entire VACCINE team and campus community is extremely appreciative of the amazing work that our first responder partners engage in daily.
We have been working over the past four years to develop solutions that assist our partners in small ways to do their jobs more safely, efficiently, and effectively given the wide range and complexity of their jobs. The importance of their job is often overlooked in our safe and secure daily lives, but is vital. While technology can’t prevent tragic events, we strive to help these first responders get relevant information for their daily tasks more efficiently. We met with our first responder consortium this week to help structure effective training programs for our technology and tools and incorporate it into their training regimes, as well as to find the most efficient and convenient methods to deliver training on our tools, such as GARI and VALET, and general technology training for our partners.
When given the opportunity, please seize it and thank first responders you meet for the great and vital service they provide.
To a safe and productive 2014,