There’s An App For That

How the Digital Revolution Changes California’s Governments

Richard Price, chief of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, was having lunch at a deli when he heard an emergency vehicle approach the restaurant. The emergency crew parked in the deli’s lot, and went to a business next door where there had been a report of a heart attack.

Price knew he and other colleagues could have responded to the cardiac emergency faster–if only he had known it was taking place. But how could he know? That afternoon, the chief and his colleagues drew up a plan on a …