Calif. district's first responders get high-tech aid at schools

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First responders in the East Bay are getting a new, high-tech tool designed to help police and firefighters and keep students safer when emergencies occur at the eight schools of the Benicia Unified School District.

On Thursday, KTVU learned how a volunteer sheriff's deputy brought science fiction to reality with the first of its kind program partnering an entire school district with local police and fire departments.

In a school emergency, say if a shooter was on a Benicia campus, now first responders will arrive armed with detailed digital maps of the school on their computers.

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