VIDEO: The Pinellas Park Fire Department is among the first in the Tampa Bay area to team up with Ring for a new safety system.
Ring’s “Neighbors” application allows first responders and community members who download the app to easily exchange information about local incidents. Leaders with the Pinellas Park Fire Department tell 8 On Your Side it could be a helpful tool when investigators are searching for the cause of suspicious fires.
“We’re arriving at the scene after the fire is out and it’s hard to get answers to those questions. But how amazing would it be if we could actually get those answers as they were starting,” said Jillian Rose with PPFD.
Using the app, investigators target a specific area around the incident and send an alert to everyone who has the app. Detectives can ask for video and information.