“What we all want is public safety. We don't want rhetoric that's framed through ideology.” ~ Kamala Harris
According to US Legal, public Safety refers to the welfare and protection of the general public. It is usually expressed as a governmental responsibility. It is imperative that governments ensure the safety and protection of its citizens, territories, organizations and institutions against any threat to their well-being.
Through the second quarter of 2019, solutions platform will dedicate its research to the state of public safety in Nigeria and ways it can be improved. To achieve this, we will be focusing on a crucial aspect of public safety - emergency response. Emergencies are incidents that threaten public safety, health and welfare. If severe or prolonged, they can exceed the capacity of first responders, local fire fighters or law enforcement officials.
This project shines the light on the current state of emergency response in Nigeria compared to other developed countries, researching and proposing ways to increase emergency response times across cities, which in-turn would restore public safety and trust that help is close whenever there is an emergency.