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Police And Firefighters Have New Computerized Database

City police officers and firefighters will soon be able to get a computer printout of the layout of downtown buildings before they arrive at the scene of an emergency in a what’s believe to be a first-in-the-nation effort. Officials presented the beginning, and the promise, of a computer database of the largest downtown buildings on Tuesday. Public safety officials worked with downtown businesses to develop the program, called i-SITE. It has the layouts of four buildings online so far, and Target’s headquarters will be added soon, officials said. The program will focus first on enlisting buildings that have at least 20 floors, said Kent Warden, executive director of the Greater Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association. Full Story

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