Ready to Roll

17 May, 2006 By: Michelle Nicolson

GIS-based Rapid Responder puts key information in the hands of those who need it in a crisis


Sometimes out of tragedy comes clarity. The Columbine High School shootings in Colorado in 1999 was that moment for Prepared Response. The company realized then that information was power, particularly in an emergency situation. So it began developing an idea to harness key information and put it in the hands of the first responders to a crisis.

The initial notion was simple: Make needed information easily accessible to emergency personnel responding to an incident or crisis. "We realized if we did this ahead of time, we would be in much better shape," explains Michael Brown, Prepared Response chief technology officer. The company quickly determined that the best way to achieve its goal of easy access was to put the information on a notebook computer so it could go anywhere.  Read more >>p>


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