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Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

CAUSE IV helps emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently

The Canadian government announces the fourth installment of the Canada-U.S. Enhancement Resiliency Experiment, known as CAUSE IV, which occurred in April of this year.

The meetings between U.S. and Canadian emergency management officials and responders is instrumental in helping the different parties assess technologies that can help everyone communicate and exchange information more efficiently during and emergency situations that affect both sides of the border.

The Canadian-U.S. border is the longest international border in the world, spanning 9,000 kilometers and touches eight Canadian provinces and territories and 13 U.S. states.

Cooperation between the countries will enhance response times, which can help to reduce damages and possibly save lives.

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