State to have integrated emergency response system

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Arunachal Pradesh will soon have an integrated emergency response system of police, fire and medical services.
“An integrated response system for dealing with emergencies related to police, fire and health departments will be developed under the central government’s Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) scheme,” said a release from the state police headquarters here.
The decision to develop the system was taken during a video conference on ERSS, also known as ‘Dial-112’, which was held between the union home secretary and the state government’s top officials on Monday, the release said.
The chief secretary, the DGP, the home commissioner, the IGP, and other officers of the home department and the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) participated in the conference.
The project will be implemented in Itanagar Capital Complex, Papum Pare (rural), East Siang, Lower Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, West Kameng, Tawang, and Namsai districts in the first phase, and will later be extended to other districts.
The project, which is scheduled to be launched on Statehood Day next year, will be implemented by the APP.
Through the integrated system, people will be able to report crimes and fire incidents, and seek police and medical assistance by simply dialing 112, which is being developed as a common number for emergencies throughout the country.
For this, a central control room will be developed at the police headquarters here, where calls made from all over the state will be received and forwarded directly to response vehicles like PCR, fire tenders and ambulances through GPS-enabled terminals fitted on them.
Technical assistance in the project is being provided by the union government’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.