When Budget Cuts are a Must, MegaMeeting.com Video Conferencing Helps put out the Fire
LOS ANGELES, CA, March 3, 2010 – Budget cuts. Over the last year those two little words have become an essential part of doing business. Many state municipalities have been driven to enforce budget cuts; The Noblesville Fire Department being one of them.
When presented with cuts in staffing to cuts in budgets for training and new equipment, the Noblesville Fire Department of Noblesville, Indiana turned to MegaMeeting.com Video & Web Conferencing to keep the safety of their city a number one priority.
Covering over 55 square miles, The Noblesville Fire Department provides their services to over 41,000 citizens who reside in the town of Noblesville, Indiana. There are 7 fire stations within their jurisdiction consisting of over 132 career firefighters who, along with fire suppression, provide emergency medical services to the area. According to Brandon Marcum, a training officer at the Noblesville Fire Department, MegaMeeting.com brings “Everyone together in the same room, miles apart.”
MegaMeeting.com’s 100% Browser-based Video & Web Conferencing Solution has not only saved the Noblesville Fire Department thousands of dollars a year in travel expenses, but it has also helped the firefighters stay connected with their friends and families when working long hours.
Prior to using MegaMeeting.com, the stations within the Noblesville Fire Department would leave their district stations to come to the main station for training. Because of this, certain areas of town would be left without fire protection while the two hour trainings were being held. By utilizing MegaMeeting.com, The Noblesville Fire Department can now show PowerPoint presentations and play movies through the system at their main station and have these trainings broadcast out to the individual district firehouses. This saves the department over $3,000 each year on fuel and it keeps trucks in their district area for an additional 900 hours per year.
MegaMeeting.com is a leading provider of 100% browser based video & web conferencing solutions, complete with real time audio and video capabilities. Being browser based and working on all major operating systems – Windows, Mac & Linux; MegaMeeting.com provides universal access without the need to download, install or configure software. MegaMeeting.com web conferencing products and services include powerful collaboration tools that accommodate robust video & web conferences, including advanced features such as desktop/application sharing, i.e. Word and Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations without the need to upload any files. MegaMeeting is ideal for multi-location web based meetings, virtual classrooms, employee trainings, product demonstrations, company orientation, customer support, product launches and much more.
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