Mutual Aid Project

The Mutual Aid Project is an effort from Austin, Texas.

Local IT Innovation of the Year

The City of Austin went live in February 2022 with its Mutual Aid Project. Working with partners in Williamson County, the city used a platform called Tellus that allows fire dispatchers to see where the fire units of Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock and Williamson County are when dispatching an incident. If one of those units is close to an incident, the system will automatically dispatch that unit.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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