Fire Emergency

Fire Emergency

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  • October 8th, 2018 Sonoma County
  • Fire Chief Castor investigates reports of fire
  • This is nothing like anything we have seen before. We need to order an evacuation. 
  • The authorities use emergency notification software to send notifications to the targeted geographic area
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  • Meanwhile, Pam is at her home
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  • There is a large wildland fire in your area. We recommend that you evacuate immediately.
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  • What is the meaning of this text? Where exactly is the fire? Where do I go now? Let me call 911
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  • Dialing 911...
  • All lines are busy...
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  • OMG! What do I do now? 
  • The entire county is worried and looking for answers
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  • Introducing MATA
  • A virtual assistant that provides personalized help during emergencies
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  • Hey Mata, Is there a fire in my area?
  • Yes. Authorities are fighting wildfire in your area. They have ordered evacuation. The nearest safety-zone for you is at Carol Boulevard, which is 1.5 miles North of your current location.
  • MATA, Where can I find a smoke mask to wear?
  • A safe place to shop is on Russell Street, 5 miles East of your current location. Other roads are closed due to active fire.
  • MATA provides personalized help based on time, space and situational awareness
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  • The 2018 Sonoma fires killed 24 people, destroyed 5,100 houses and levelled 142 sq. miles of land. Hundreds of citizens had a close-call with fire because authorities failed to notify on time. Sonoma county has half-million people.
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  • During emergencies, effective communication can save lives. MATA can support hundreds of thousands of users at a time MATA can be a crucial communication channel
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  • Thank You
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