It’s 1AM local time. A fish and wildlife field officer is responding to a report of a panther in a tree in a high density residential area. As the officer arrives on the scene the panther leaps from the tree and slowly starts to make its way into the street. Flashlight in one hand, tranquilizer rifle in the other, as the officer needs to radio in for assistance. Facing this situation would be a lot safer if the officer had their hands free. In the midst of it all, the officer needs to pay attention to details so that they can recall the situation and document it. This is just one example of a wildlife incident response, but it has many similarities to incidents in most other industries. Having a reliable real-time incident response system can protect field staff and help them better communicate with supporting staff. Let’s explore a typical incident response system and its benefits for field support.