Integrated Emergency Response is Crucial to the Effective Management of Incidents in Towns and Cities

By Agt International, PRNE
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

KERKRADE, Netherlands, October 6, 2011 -


AGT Netherlands CEO Outlines a New Approach to Support First Responders

During a keynote speech at the CCR summit in Kerkrade, Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, CEO of AGT Netherlands, part of AGT International, one of the fastest growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, outlined the need for local authorities to ensure a fully integrated approach to emergency response and bring new techniques for managing first responders to our towns and cities.

“Current systems grew out of specific needs within local domains and solutions have accordingly been specific, often focused on Emergency Medical Response” said Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau. “Even when coordinated solutions have been developed, as in places where emergency responses such as fire, medical and police are jointly provided, the integration has only been partial, with much of communication and resource management implemented in silos.”

By creating a comprehensive integrated Emergency Response Center, first responders will be able to:

  • Ensure maximized efficiency of resources, managing police, fire and other resources via a central platform.
  • Receive and manage a comprehensive, complete situational awareness picture in real-time that is constantly updated from the network of existing and dedicated sensors and unstructured data from other sources, including sensors, the web and human operators.
  • Share information across domains, ensuring that the right information is provided to the right people at the right time, even if they belong to different departments.
  • Optimize existing systems by using advanced IT strategy solutions to fully unlock all available information.
  • Predict and simulate situations, allowing them to stay ahead of what is happening in real time.
  • Review and manage relevant people and resources available to ensure an optimal response, responding in real-time to rapidly changing situations.

Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau concluded that “as urban centers grow, and threats develop, the coordination and information-sharing between the different emergency response specialties is crucial to the fast, efficient and effective management of incidents and the protection of citizens. This is especially true as challenges grow and resources become more strained.”

About AGT International/AGT Netherlands:

One of the fastest-growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, AGT International has operations across the globe.

Led by a unique vision, AGT International offers innovative solutions in the areas of critical infrastructure and border protection, urban management, cyber security, transportation, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness, helping unlock the world’s potential by enabling the free flow of goods, services, people, and ideas.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, AGT International employs 2,000 people worldwide, representing more than 30 nationalities. The organization was founded in 2007, and is managing $8 billion in projects. AGT International is led by Founder and CEO, Mati Kochavi, who is also Chairman of 3i-MIND.

AGT International is represented in the Netherlands by AGT Netherlands, led by CEO Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau. AGT Netherlands provides turnkey public safety solutions for the environments of today and tomorrow, focusing on water and flood management as well as command and control centers, combining local know-how with the global experience of AGT International.

Claire Morgans, email agtinternational at and phone +44-(0)207-400-4480.

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