Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) February 2, 2008
Salamander Technologies, Inc., with the help of its partners, is once again providing event support by tracking first responders at Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Salamander Technologies' SERG (Salamander Emergency Response Group) Team members will go on duty starting January 30, 2008 and work continuously until after the game. Many of these team members also worked Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in Detroit, MI, in 2006.
"Our SERG Team members will provide around-the-clock technical support to Chief Tom Shannon and his Glendale Fire Department staff," said Mike Whelan, Vice President of Salamander Technologies. "They have already performed a successful run-through during the Fiesta Bowl earlier this month and have experience working the Super Bowl in prior years. Our Command Software is tracking all the responders through three branch commands, and is being viewed remotely at the EOC off-scene."
Besides Salamander Technologies' SERG Team, personnel from RockWest Techology Group, a reseller partner of Salamander's, will be on hand to assist. Before the Fiesta Bowl, RockWest Technology pre-credentialed about 350 responders with Salamander Technologies' interTRAX barcoded ID's that allow each responder to carry his or her qualifications in a portable database printed on the card. This created a secure credential that is read by handheld computers throughout the stadium.
"Our partners, RockWest Technology, helped pull this effort together," said Russ Miller, President of Salamander Technologies. "They worked with the Glendale Fire Department to pre-credential as many responders as possible, while the rest can be tagged on scene using our incident ID software. Once a responder has a barcoded ID, they can be scanned and tracked as they move throughout their assignments. Incident Commanders know who they have on-scene, what their qualifications are, where they have been assigned, and how long they have been there with just a click of the mouse."
"Events of this size and type cannot be managed by just one company or agency. Beginning with RockWest Technology, who provides sales, service and support to the Glendale Fire Department, we have come to realize the power of local partners in helping us exceed the customers needs," said Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Joseph Robinson.
"Additional providers also helped including but not limited to Zebra, Motorola, Microsoft and Datacard," continues Robinson. "Not to forget the work by the City of Glendale IT Department and their extraordinary skill and support. With this level of collaboration implementing our solution is a breeze, not only for us, but for our customers."
About Salamander Technologies, Inc.
Salamander Technologies, Inc., http://www.salamandertechnologies.com, maker of fireTRAX® accountability, is the nation's leading provider of personnel accountability solutions. Combining manual accountability with an electronic incident command solution, Salamander Technologies offers a simple, scalable, NIMS compliant solution for incident management. The founders of Salamander Technologies, Inc., President Russ Miller and Vice President Mike Whelan, are also known for their landmark work: Resource Accountability Guide for First Responders.
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