Broadview Heights Fire Chief Jeffrey Hajek is giving 19 News a first-hand look at a new piece of technology his department uses to save precious seconds when getting to an emergency.
It’s called the HAAS Safety Cloud System.
The device alerts drivers to move over because emergency vehicles are coming through.
Hajek knows has seen the frustrating problem himself of cars not getting out of the way.
“We’ve had accidents & they’ve actually gone higher because people are more distracted with technology,” he said.
So how does it work?
The small device sends notifications to any GPS Navigation software like Waze or Apple Maps. “Saying these vehicles are here & they are coming towards you or have stopped on the side of the road, so it’s real-time, so it’s great for drivers,” Hajek said.
The alerts can not only save the life of a person in dire need of help… but it can save an EMT or firefighter from getting into a tragic accident while racing to the scene of an emergency.