Briefly Noted: Lenexa Fire Department now using digital alerts for road safety; Prairie Village seeks volunteers for city committees

The Lenexa Fire Department recently equipped a digital alert system to notify drivers of responders working a nearby incident. Safety Cloud is an advanced collision prevention system designed to protect responders from struck-by incidents by digitally alerting approaching drivers through apps such as Waze and other similar navigation apps. Photo credit Lenexa Fire Department.

Lenexa Fire Department now using digital alerts for road safety

The Lenexa Fire Department recently equipped a digital alert system to notify drivers of responders working a nearby incident.

Safety Cloud is an advanced collision prevention system designed to protect responders from struck-by incidents by digitally alerting approaching drivers through apps such as Waze and other similar navigation apps. City staff noted that while the Kansas Highway Patrol also uses the service on its motorist assist vehicles, the Lenexa Fire Department is the first fire department in Kansas to officially deploy the technology.