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Purdue center developing tools for first responders

A U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral says technology being developed at Purdue is helping the organization with more efficient and effective use of data.

Robert Parker was in West Lafayette today for the annual meeting of the group known as VACCINE.

He says in emergency situations, decision makers need to be able to locate and analyze relevant data quickly.

Parker says one system developed by VACCINE that is improving the Coast Guard’s efforts is cgSARVA.

He says the computer-based modeling tool helps identify high-risk regions.

Parker says this allows the Coast Guard to deploy its resources more effectively, reducing response times and potentially saving lives and property.