Emergency services benefit as much as ever of up to date information. Many events, positive and negative, can be followed step by step on Twitter. Also the traditional police scanner is being replaced by Tweets containing all sorts of information. A powerful tool to monitor events an information is now available.
In 2012 an event took place in a small town in The Netherlands now called Project X or facebook riots. Despite the confusing name Twitter played a large part in the supply of information from the scene. The police have been looking for monitoring tools ever since to prevent, act more quickly of defuse a situation.
Because most emergency rooms of services like the fire department, police and ambulance are not interconnected it is a great asset if they a informed through Twitter about emergencies. This way the are prepared sooner and that might save a life.