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Our unrivaled INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY™ services and solutions have brought great success stories and outstanding results to organizations around the country. Below are just a few examples of Salamander’s ability to add measurable value to our client’s mission of ensuring everyone goes home safely.

Northwest Indiana Disaster Preparedness Symposium
25th Anniversary of the Roselawn Crash, Flight 4184

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

October 31, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Roselawn Crash, Flight 4184. A flight from Indianapolis, IN to Chicago, IL that ended in tragedy, with all 64 passengers and 4 crew members onboard perishing. On October 29, 2019, Northwest Indiana Disaster Preparedness held a symposium in Schererville, IN to remember the disaster and to continue preparing emergency responders in the case that another accident should happen.

Salamander Technologies assisted with tagging 133 participants. Throughout the day the TRACK APP was used to scan participant badges to account for their time in sessions. Once the event ended, Salamander provided reports to show attendance throughout the day and hours participated by the attendees.

Robeson County - Hurricane Disaster Preparedness
Orange County Helping Robeson County During Hurricane Michael on October 10th, 2018.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

When Hurricane Matthew hit the east coast, Robeson County found themselves without an accountability tool that they could use to track residents, employers, and volunteers. Orange County stepped in and introduced them to Salamander and it was at that time they saw an unlimited number of situations that they had been through that Salamander would have been beneficial for.

Within a couple hours of being introduced to the new system, Robeson County was up and running and had gained full control of the situation. Federal, State, County, Local, and surrounding Mutual Aid (over 103 agencies and 2000 personnel) were tagged using RAPID TAG at the EOC front door. With the printed RAPID TAGs, Robeson County knew exactly who was on-scene (with contact information) from each agency. “It was you, come in, you check-in, you wear your badge, and we know who you are, we know who is on-site, we know who you are when you walk into a room, and we knew what time you worked – how long and what shift,” said Chad Deese, Assistant 911 Director with Robeson County, NC. When the finance team asked for the number of hours people were checking in and checking out, the process was easy. With a click of a button the finance department had all the information they needed. “The time report was just amazing. The information that was able to be obtained and used by our finance department,” said Chad.

Last year when Hurricane Florence hit, Robeson County already had their own setup of Salamander in place. They started a mass production of hard cards for their responders – medical, police, fire, healthcare, and more. Before the storm had hit, 95% of their responders were tagged. As the storms were nearing, the county began to hold briefings and used RAPID TAG to check people in to have accountability on the agencies and people who were preparing themselves. With the experience of having utilized the powerfulness of Salamander to manage accountability during Hurricane Matthew, they were able to “start way early and be better prepared on the front end of the house.”

Robeson County recently added RAPID TAG EVAC and are excited to take their accountability a step further as they will be able help concerned callers about their family members and loved ones. “…the difference between day and night.” In the past they didn’t have any details to who was specifically in each of the shelters but just had a head count. With RAPID TAG EVAC they will be able to easily tell if they have made a rescue, what shelter or hospital they are at, and a phone number to contact.

Scott County Iowa Flooding – Donation Management
Flooding donation management supported by Salamander Channel Partner Midwest Card and ID Solutions on May 9th and 10th, 2019.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

On May 9th and 10th, Midwest Card and ID Solutions, Salamander’s Kansas City-based partner, assisted Scott County, Iowa (Emergency Management) with the ability to manage donations for the recent flooding in Scott County (Davenport area). It was important for Scott County EM to account for the items being donated to the affected flood victims (residents). Utilizing Salamander’s SalamanderLive and INVENTORY MANAGEMENT APP, Scott County EM/CERT team members were able to easily account for items leaving the Salvation Army facility.

Once donated items were brought into the facility, CERT teams members utilized the “Equipment” side of SalamanderLive to enter 105 unique consumable items into the database with a quantity on hand. These products included things like cases of water, flood clean-up kits, buckets, bleach, gloves, masks, and more. Throughout the first 4 days, the Salvation Army donations center has donated over 4,200 items to the affected community.

Scott County EM also wanted to TRACK where the donated items were going. By utilizing Salamander’s RAPID TAG, the volunteers were able to scan a state issued ID card/ driver’s license and create an incident specific ID card for the affected residents of Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois. RAPID TAG was then re-used if residents returned to the Donations Center for additional items in subsequent days. Once residents received the donated goods, the Salamander INVENTORY APP was utilized on 3 iPAD devices for the CERT volunteers to check-out items leaving the facility, associate the goods to a resident/city, and have accurate reporting for FEMA.

Media Coverage

Visit Newsfeed on Mississippi River Flooding Update

Visit Newsfeed On Salvation Army & Davenport Donation Center

2nd Annual British Columbia Wildfire Training Symposium
A preplanned event worked by Salamander representative Rob DeVaun starting on May 7, 2019.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

Penticton, British Columbia, 5.7.2019 – The Penticton Fire Department hosted the 2nd annual British Columbia Wildfire Training Symposium, which featured numerous classes and an elaborate wildfire exercise. 152 firefighters/personnel and 48 apparatus from 39 departments throughout British Columbia participated in the event, all of which were fully tracked and accounted for by using Salamander Intelligent Accountability solutions.

Accountability efforts were organized by the New Westminster Fire Department, under the guidance of Chief Tim Armstrong.

The majority of participants were pre-credentialled using SalamanderLive, though a handful of firefighters and all 48 apparatus were issued tags in the staging area using Salamander’s RAPID TAG. The apparatus tags were placed in the windshield of vehicles and on the doors of trailers for easy visibility.

Salamander’s TRACK APPs were used by team leaders and accountability officers to scan the ID badges of all participants and account for all activity throughout the event. As team leaders accounted for their team members in the field, a common operating picture was established and visible at the command post. Jointly using Command, which displays all accountability information in an ICS chart format, and the TRACK APPs ensured that given the mountainous landscape, responders experienced issues with their radio communication. Within the TRACK APP, team leaders were able to quickly search for the phone numbers of individuals involved in the event, allowing for communication to resume.

Throughout the event, a total of 6,032 responder hours and 1,583 equipment hours were accrued. Based on the costs associated with each person and piece of equipment, the total cost of the event was $821,087, a number that was automatically calculated and visible in real time within Salamander’s reporting tool.

45th Grand Prix of Long Beach
A preplanned event starting on April 12, 2019.

NCAA Final Four
A preplanned event starting on April 5, 2019.

Super Bowl LIII
Salamander Channel Partner, Bridgeway Solutions, assists AFCEMA with responder badging at Super Bowl LIII starting on February 3, 2019.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

Bridgeway Solutions, Salamander’s Atlanta-based partner successfully assisted Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) with tagging and tracking personnel and equipment from over 25 regional agencies during the Super Bowl LIII.

The primary focus for Bridgeway’s team was to badge and track the emergency medical units and their vehicles as they arrived at the EOC. Using SalamanderLive, custom IDs were created and issued to city and county responders including representatives from Fulton, Gwinnett, Roswell, Cobb, Clayton, Atlanta City, and College Park. Using COMMAND and TRACK, each individual and piece of equipment was scanned into an assignment showing their placement on-scene.

During the Super Bowl, approximately 30 screens were in use at the EOC, displaying data critical for planning and monitoring response.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms referenced key Salamander talking points during a pre-Super Bowl interview with MSNBC. She mentioned the importance of “bringing agencies together: Fed, State, Local” and the key to delivering a successful event like the Super Bowl is the result of "preparation, prayer and talent."

Media Coverage

Visit Newsfeed on Salamander by Mayor of Atlanta

Jayme Closs Search and Rescue Efforts
A large scale event starting on October 15, 2018.

43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
A large scale event starting on September 14, 2018.

X-Games Minneapolis 2018
A preplanned event worked by Salamander representative Rob DeVaun starting on July 19, 2018.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption Response
A Large Scale Incident worked by Salamander representative Rob DeVaun starting on May 17, 2018.

City of Indio Functional Exercise
Disaster preparedness sponsored by the city of Indio

Overview

The city of Indio in Riverside County, California conducted a functional exercise. The exercise scenario focused on a vehicle borne improvised explosive device during a regional event conducted at the Indio Polo Grounds. The exercise consisted of two four-hour blocks with A and B shifts at the City of Indio Emergency Operational Center.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

On February 22, 2018, the city of Indio conducted an exercise to prepare and plan for a technological/vehicle borne improvised explosive device (IED) emergency situation. During the exercise, many organizations from the surrounding area participated to ensure its success. The exercise consisted of operational coordination, situational awareness/assessment and plan development to ensure the safety of the attendees at the mock incident.

During the exercise, the participating organizations warned the public of the incident and kept them informed of the scenario. A simulated briefing was held at the Emergency Operational Center to develop a situational assessment summary of the incident. Teams were able to identify positions staffing levels of OP1, OP1, and OP3 within one hour of EOC activation. During the exercise, 72 people were TRACKED from 12 different agencies (Indio Office of Emergency Management, Indio Police Department, American Red Cross, R.A.C.E.S, Riverside County EMD, Twenty Nine Palms, Cathedral City Fire Department, and the Chamber of Commerce) over an 800 hour period (includes volunteers).

After the exercise was completed, a simulated damage assessment with Public Works/Construction Branch was conducted. Additionally, a demobilization plan was developed to coincide with End Ex.

Salamander Technologies would like to thank the following organizations for their participation in the exercise:

  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Cal FIRE
  • County of Riverside Sheriff’s Department
  • County of Riverside Fire Department
  • City of Indio Office of Emergency Management
  • City of Indio City Council
  • City of Indio Department of Planning and Engineering
  • City of Indio Department of Economic Development
  • City of Indio Department of Public Works
  • City of Indio Police Department
  • JFK Hospital
  • City of Coachella
  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Indio Water Authority
  • Desert Sands Unified School District
  • American Red Cross
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • City of Rancho Mirage
  • City of Cathedral City Fire Department
  • Spotlight Casino (29 Palms Band of Mission Indians)
  • Fantasy Springs Casino (Cahuilla Tribe Cabazon Band of Mission Indians)
  • NUSURA Inc








MABAS Illinois Training Summit
Event conducted by MABAS

Overview

MABAS Illinois (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System), in partnership with IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency), hosts an annual Command Training Summit for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams. MABAS Illinois celebrated their 50th anniversary on February 5th – 7th, 2018 and utilized the Salamander’s INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY™ suite to TAG, TRACK, & REPORT attendee participation.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

It was actually a good opportunity to show them how easy it is to use [Salamander] - Chief Littlefeild

Every year, MABAS employees meet for an annual training summit that encompasses various breakout sessions, lunches, dinners and general assemblies. “We had SalamanderLive running at the reception area and had cards pre-printed for people that registered ahead of time. If people walked in to register, we could pre-print ID cards right there for registration,” said Tim Littlefield, Plans Branch Chief at MABAS Illinois. “All our employees are there, so it was a good opportunity to show [employees] how easy it is to use [Salamander] and show them the end results – how [Salamander] keeps TRACK of everybody.”

This year, the Salamander solutions helped MABAS successfully TRACK 400+ attendees utilizing TRACK APP and RAPID TAG, and provided complete situational awareness of class/assignment participation by utilizing COMMAND. “[Training summit registration] is pretty similar to when you to have a disaster.” Chief Littlefield continues, “All firefighters that respond are credentialed with, what we call, tier two cards that have a [Salamander] barcode. Firefighters would go through the credentialing center and we would scan them in before they were given a task. So, this training summit showed our people how easy it actually is to utilize Salamander and watch it work.”

The TRACK APP was phenomenal. We use the TRACK APP on our cell phones and it kept up with the crowd. We scanned in 121 people in 3 minutes for lunch. - Chief Littlefeild

“The TRACK APP was phenomenal. We use the TRACK APP on our cell phones and it kept up with the crowd. We scanned in 121 people in 3 minutes for lunch, which I thought was pretty awesome,” said Chief Littlefield. “At first, we thought that people were going to be a little reluctant to be scanned. But, believe it or not, people were walking up to us saying, ‘I didn’t get scanned in’ and, ‘I need to get scanned.’ That was a positive note for us. It just shows you that society, today, is used to being scanned and everyone wants to be scanned in.” Historically, MABAS provided attendees with a nametag that could be worn around the neck and manually tracked attendance through spreadsheets. This year, for MABAS’s 50th anniversary, they were able to customize their attendee TAG template with their official logo and a 50-year anniversary ribbon utilizing ID DESIGNER, making it more official than years prior.

“Overall, the biggest benefit of using and learning the Salamander system [during the training summit], is that it’s not as hard as we think it is,” said Kim Szlak, Administrative Specialist at MABAS Illinois. For efficiency and validation, MABAS utilized Salamander to automate reporting for reimbursement and accurately document continuing education hours for all dispatchers that attended sessions. Chief Littlefield explains, “It took us from paper and pencil to a more technological system. The reports that we are able to produce [using Salamander] are a more attractive and look more professional than a hand-written report. From an accountability standpoint, it’s well-organized and the capabilities of printing reports is very helpful.”







Super Bowl LII
A preplanned event worked by Salamander representative Robert Riess and Rob DeVaun starting on January 25, 2018.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

Prior to the Philadelphia Eagles competing against New England Patriots at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, roughly 4,000 personnel / responders from over 100 agencies were credentialed using SalamanderLive. The credentials would be used for accountability and access permission throughout the 10-day event. Participating agencies submitted their respective teams’ information so that the credentials could be generated, shipped to each agency, and provided to each person prior to arriving on location. Personnel who arrived without a Salamander credential reported to a specific location, where a credential was created using SalamanderLive.

The thousands of personnel who checked in and out of their respective assignments each day passed through one of the many staging and checkpoint locations set up throughout Minneapolis. Numerous Salamander TRACK APPs were present at each location and were used to scan the credentials of personnel / responders, placing each responder into their assignment for that shift.

As accountability was managed in the field using TRACK APPs, all of the data was sent to SalamanderLive for real-time reporting. Additionally, the information from the field was sent to the Multi Agency Command Center (MACC), where numerous instances of COMMAND displayed the accountability information in an ICS Chart format. All information captured was automatically included in the Salamander reports and were pulled from SalamanderLive after each operational period and at the end of the event. After the event, the Minneapolis Police Department and Salamander Technologies met for an After Action Review, where MPD cited situational awareness, the ability to pre-build incidents, and Salamander’s support as being some of the contributing factors for continuing to use Salamander to manage accountability moving forward.

Cornhuskers Game Day Events
Events conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police

Overview

Approximately seven times per year, the University of Nebraska hosts a sell-out game day for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team with crowds that nearly doubles Lincoln’s population size. It takes the management from University Police and event staff, and support from Lincoln Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of the people in and around the stadium. With the aid of Salamander, the University Police can ensure the right resources are stationed and tracked at the right time no matter what agency responders belong to.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

“Lincoln’s population is right around 265,000 people. On game day, if you can imagine, we have about 90,000 fans in the stadium and close to another 100,000 that surround the stadium,” said Shannon McVaney, Emergency Management Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “All University Police personnel have been entered into SalamanderLive and carry their badges with them. Through our partnership with the city’s EM Agency, we have also been provided battle books with law enforcement, fire and EMS responders that are within the city of Lincoln and Lancaster county jurisdiction that receive RAPID TAG badges.”

By utilizing RAPID TAG for game day, University Police command know that the resources on their incident action plan are on-site or if someone came in place of them. As well, they TAG and automatically TRACK the hours worked by outside law enforcement, fire and EMS responders over an approximate 12-hour period. “The city of Lincoln’s law enforcement officers don’t work on game day until the 1st quarter because they are working the streets to help traffic flow. At some point, officers switch from their incident in the city and come work our event,” said Mark Robertson, Emergency Manager at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “RAPID TAG allows us to know if they arrived on-scene. After the game, the reports generated by Salamander will reflect to us is when, exactly, they showed up. When they’re not working our event, they are getting paid by the city, but when they are working our event, the University pays for their hours.”

RAPID TAG is also utilized for tracking equipment that is provided to responders coming from outside of the county’s jurisdiction. Shannon clarifies, “We’ve developed a system using SalamanderLive to TRACK who is receiving our radios. If a call comes in, our dispatchers can look up who has that radio in SalamanderLive and contact that responder. It also ensures that every radio that was checked out, we will get back at the end of the event.”

“Ultimately the SalamanderLive has provided us with better accountability”, said Mark. “We would like to have a lot more resources than we do. Because of the influx of people into the city, we have to share our resources wisely. By using Salamander’s solution, we can identify and TRACK what resources we have and use them intelligently.”







Tift County Faces Hurricane Irma
Disaster preparedness conducted by Tift County Fire Rescue

Overview

During early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2017, Tift County residents and Tift County Fire Rescue were in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm had already devastated many states along the coast as it made its way up from the Caribbean. In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Command staff utilized Salamander Technologies to ensure that multiple agencies and units throughout Tift County were pre-staged for impact.

Salamander Solutions Used

Outcome

On Sunday evening, prior to Hurricane Irma approaching Georgia, Salamander Rep. Mark McColman received a call from Tift County for assistance. “Tift County Fire Rescue is fairly new to Salamander Technologies.” said Jason Walker, Lieutenant at Tift County Fire Rescue. “[Salamander has] always been very professional and easy to work with. Mark was quick to assist by instructing us on how to join two COMMAND modules together. If not for the tremendous resources within the Salamander community, our emergency situations and experiences would not have run as smoothly.”

“During the course of the storm, Command staff used Salamander to TRACK the availability and location of over 200 personnel and 60 pieces of apparatus, patrol cars, and equipment,” said Lieutenant Walker. “We kept complete accountability while answering more than 200 calls for service.” By utilizing the combination of Salamander’s RAPID TAG and TRACK solutions, Tift County successfully achieved interoperability between medical squads, law enforcement officers (from two separate agencies), fire apparatus (from two separate agencies), public works personnel, the Red Cross and the Good Samaritan Shelter to ensure the safety of civilians.

“We always knew where our personnel and units were assigned. Salamander played a huge role in making this event successful for all first responders involved,” said Joey Fowler, Fire Chief at Tift County Fire Rescue. “Last year in a similar event, we experienced difficulty maintaining accountability of our personnel. However, for this event we were prepared with Salamander. I can tell you the Salamander system has proven itself to us and other local agencies.”

“Over the past 12 years, I have personally taken part in several storm details,” said Lieutenant Walker. “This was my first time utilizing Salamander’s INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY™ tools and was by far the smoothest operation I have ever been a part of.”

Salamander Technologies would like to recognize the personnel from Tift County Fire Rescue, and all the agencies and volunteers that aided the Tift County community during this time of state emergency. You are all true heroes.



X-Games Minneapolis 2017
A preplanned event worked starting on July 13, 2017.

New Orleans Full Scale Exercise
A full-scale exercise conducted by Mark McColman and Robert F. Riess, on May 17, 2017.

Overview

On May 17th, 2017, Salamander Technologies was hired by Amec, Foster, and Wheeler to come in and perform accountability for the New Orleans, LA full-scale evacuation exercise. The pre-planned exercise consisted of evacuating volunteer ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients from the New Orleans Convention Center to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Amec, Foster and Wheeler feel that accountability is a key element for this type of exercise, so they brought the Salamander team on board to help due to previous successful events (as seen with the Active Shooter exercise at Slutger Stadium).

Solution

468 people were successfully credentialed and tracked utilizing Salamander’s COMMAND, RAPID TAG, and TRACK APP which were housed in Salamander’s MACCC™ (Mobile Accountability, Command, and Control Center).

The exercise included volunteers, New Orleans Fire Department, New Orleans Police Department, LA Dept. of Family Services, the New Orleans OEM, the LA OEM, the American Red Cross and many more.

Outcome

With SalamanderLive™, the NOLA evacuation exercise proved to enable walk-in credentialing capabilities and expedited coordination. Overall, the exercise was a huge success.









Multi-Juristictional Search Exercise
Trans-Care in conjunction with Salamander Technologies May 12th – 14th, 2017.

Overview

The North Corman Park Search and Rescue (NCPSR) successfully hosted their first large-scale search and rescue exercise in an urban area that involved multiple agencies, volunteers, and media. The intent of the exercise was to build on a strong skill set of the Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) Community in Saskatchewan, Canada through a formalized approach to ICS and its Incident Management Principals. Such principals that were tested in this exercise included: communications, personal accountability, GIS mapping, deployment of teams and crews, ICS structure, identifying and validating credentials of personnel, and equipment inventory. Salamander Technologies was deployed to Saskatoon to assist in utilizing the INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY™ product suite.

To make this exercise as realistic as possible, the entire community was involved to reenact a missing person scenario. The exercise started with the Dalmeny Police Service being notified of a missing male dementia patient from a private residence.

Solution

The Salamander INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY solutions that were utilized throughout the event included SalamanderLive™, RAPIDTAG, COMMAND, TAG APP, TRACK APP, and GIS Mapping. All solutions were linked with COMMAND to give Incident Command a full operational picture at any given time.

Prior to the event, pre-credential ID badges were produced, and during the event scene specific credentials were produced for volunteers, media personnel and distinguished guests by utilizing RAPIDTAG.

Outcome

The NCPSAR group successfully tracked and reported 112 responders throughout the two-day event in their mobile Command Vehicle. Due to the severe cold weather and large search radius, all responders were assigned groups and deployed in alternating units. SalamanderLive was used to track how many hours each responder had been active in the field, which unit they belonged to, which active group their unit replaced in the field, and what areas they have already searched. The TAG APP helped to track certain individuals visible on the TRACK APP and GIS Mapping. The Incident Commander located in the Mobile Command Centre used COMMAND to see which resources were in the staging area and which were out searching.

Inclusive of this exercise, one of the responders staged a personal injury. With the help of SalamanderLive, the Commander knew where the injured responder was located, who he was with, how long he had been in the field, and locate another responder with the proper credentials to assist the injured. In addition, they documented which hospital the responder was sent to for medical treatment.

With real-time technology deployed, the NCPSR found the missing patient, sooner than expected and only encompassed two of the three days assigned to the exercise. At the end of the event, detailed reports were populated providing information such as who participated, which agencies the individuals were from as well as the total duration of time everyone worked. In total, over 1,088 activity hours were tracked with to-the-second time records for each responder.

In an article from the Clark’s Crossing Gazette, the NCPSR Information Officer, Devon King, stated, “I think it’s been successful as far as people learning new skills, testing the equipment, and creating a sense of camaraderie among the participants.”

See Article.









43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
A preplanned event worked by Salamander representative Mary Harris starting on April 7, 2017.

Overview

On April 7th-9th, 2017 Salamander Technologies and the Long Beach Fire Department assisted with the 2017 Toyota Grand Prix held in Long Beach, California. Measures were taken to ensure the safety and accountability of the individuals working and volunteering for the event.

In order to manage such a large event, a substantial number of workers and volunteers were staffed to ensure public safety and event organization. One organization that staffed this event was the City of Long Beach Fire Department, ready to act in case of an emergency. Salamander worked alongside the fire department to aid in ensuring the safety and accountability of the individuals working and volunteering for the event.

Solution

The Salamander Intelligent Accountability™ solutions that were utilized throughout this event included SalamanderLive™, RAPIDTAG, COMMAND, 01 TAG App, 02 TRACK App, and GIS Mapping. All solutions were linked with COMMAND to give IC/Race Command a full operational picture at any given time. Scene-specific tags, which included photographs and credentials of the volunteers, were printed prior to the event on-site. The quick use of RAPIDTAG allowed the IC/Race Command to track event staff from other nearby agencies allowing for full interoperability.

The Long Beach Fire Department is a member of SCAAP (Southern California Accountability Alliance Partners), which includes seven different departments in Southern California. When they invited these agencies to join this event, they quickly printed tags during the event, which allowed for full interoperability.“The system was very easy to learn. From the time someone came to check in, to taking their picture, to getting their tag done, we had it down to about 1 minute,” said Meiers.

Outcome

Utilizing Salamander’s suite of accountability solutions, the Long Beach Fire Department successfully tracked and reported 198 responders throughout the 3-day event in their mobile operations center. At the end of the 3-day event, detailed reports were populated providing information such as who participated in the event, what agencies the individuals were from, and the total work duration for the purposes of optimal reimbursement. SalamanderLive tracked resources in real-time allowing the IC/Race Command to have full situational awareness. Salamander would like to thank Paul Meiers and the entire staff at the Long Beach Fire Department for their commitment and dedication in the pre-planning of this event.





Sevier County, TN Wildfire
An in-progress incident worked by Salamander representatives Mark McColman & Adam Fray starting on November 30th, 2016.

Overview

On November 30th, 2016, Salamander Technologies deployed to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to aid in the suppression of the Sevier County Wildfire.The wildfire started on November 23, 2016 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Chimney Tops area. It was originally reported to be slow-moving, consuming approximately three acres. Five days later, on Monday morning, November 28th, the wildfire had grown to 500 acres due to 20mph winds. Later that same day, a small fire, which is believed to have been started from embers from the original fire at Chimney Tops, was reported south of Gatlinburg. That evening, hurricane force winds blew through the area, exceeding 50mph.

The combined wildfires took numerous lives, as well as left 130 people injured, 17,000 acres burned, and more than 1,700 structures destroyed. This large-scale incident has been named the worst catastrophe in the history of the state of Tennessee.

Solution

The Salamander team arrived at the Command Post to support Gatlinburg Fire Department to implement Salamander’s Intelligent Accountability™ solutions on-site.Access to SalamanderLive™ and two COMMAND and two RAPID TAG systems were given to the response teams to achieve situational awareness. There were 40 02 TRACK Apps and 500 01 TAG Apps issued. 02 TRACK Apps were deployed first to track responders in real-time, via SalamanderLive, for safety and resource deployment. With Salamander’s import feature, 54 troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and 142 Tennessee National Guard personnel were downloaded from a .csv file into SalamanderLive within five minutes.The RAPID TAG system was then deployed at the staging area and the Command Post to capture responding resources and assets at check-in.

Salamander solutions were not previously deployed by Gatlinburg or neighboring counties. With very little instruction, their personnel were fully operational and self-sufficient at utilizing SalamanderLiveTM, COMMAND, RAPID TAG, 02 TRACK and 01 TAG to execute the relief of the incident. On Friday, December 2nd, there were 582 personnel, and 21 pieces of equipment checked in on-scene for the dayshift operational period. Salamander personnel demobilized and returned to their home bases, leaving the solutions in place for as long as public safety personnel were deployed for this wildfire.

Salamander Technologies would like to recognize the personnel of the Gatlinburg Fire and Police Departments, and all the agencies and volunteers that aided the Sevier County community. You all are true Heroes.







Nassau County Presidential Debate
A pre-planned event worked in conjunction with Metropolitan Data and Salamander Representative, Mark McColman, on September 26, 2016.

Overview

On September 26th, 2016, Salamander Technologies and Metropolitan Data Solutions assisted the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) with the Presidential Debate held in Nassau County, New York. Preemptive measures were taken ensure the safety of attendees, as well as the safety of the individuals working and/or volunteering for the debate, as their safety was a particularly high-priority for the OEM. The ability to track and report the status of individuals through Salamander Technologies was vital to the success of their overall operational preparedness.

Solution

By using Salamander’s Intelligent AccountabilityTM suite, the Nassau County OEM successfully tracked and reported 66 responders at their Emergency Operations Center. Solutions that were utilized included SalamanderLiveTM, RAPID TAG, COMMAND, 02 TRACK APP. RAPID TAG stations were linked with COMMAND to give the EOC a full operational picture. First responders were credentialed on-site through RAPID TAG to produce event-specific ID cards. With the 02 TRACK APP, resources with RAPID TAG IDs were quickly scanned into their assignments and off-scene locations.

Outcome

By utilizing the Intelligent AccountabilityTM suite, Section Chiefs were able to instantaneously incorporate accurate data into their Incident Action Plan. In addition, Commanders maintained a complete operational picture of the event in real time from their web-based SalamanderLiveTM dashboard.

Salamander Technologies would like to thank Jonathan Friedfertig, Steven Pinzon, and John Dankowitz with Metropolitan Data Solutions for manning and setting up essential equipment at this high-profile event.



Team Rubicon Patriot Exercise
Worked in conjunction with Mary Harris on July 18th, 2016

Overview

On July 18, 2016, Salamander Technologies and Team Rubicon participated in an exercise that provided the National Guard an opportunity to improve cooperation and relationships with its regional civilian, military and federal partners in preparation for emergencies and catastrophic events.

Solution

During this event Team Rubicon and Salamander Technologies were able to account and track more than 1,200 civilians, volunteers, National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from over 30 states utilizing Salamander’s Intelligent AccountabilityTM Suite. Credentialing was achieved by setting up RAPID TAG stations throughout the base, producing scene specific ID Badges for those who participated in the event. COMMAND was utilized in the Mobile EOC for the off-scene visibility of the tracking of resources, conducting PAR checks and mass casualty triaging.

Outcome

At the end of the 7-day event, reports were populated providing information such as who participated in the event, what agencies they were from, as well as total duration on scene for reimbursement purposes. The SalamanderLiveTM Dashboard assisted in the tracking resources in a real-time scenario.







St. Louis County Presidential Debate
Worked in conjunction with Midwest Card and ID Solutions and Mary Harris on October 9th, 2016

Overview

On October 9th, 2016, Salamander Technologies and Midwest Card assisted the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management with the Presidential Debate held in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Solution

By using the Intelligent AccountabilityTM suite, St. Louis County OEM successfully tracked 57 agencies encompassing 1,142 law enforcement officers, fire and emergency management support staff at the St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center in Ballwin, Missouri. Credentialing was achieved by utilizing SalamanderLive and RAPID TAG at 3 separate staging area locations. RAPID TAG stations were then joined with COMMAND, which enable the EOC off scene visibility as resources were tracked throughout the event.

Outcome

We would like to extend our thanks to Jonathan Mullinax with Midwest Card, for the work he did in being prepared to support this large event as well as his participation with our Salamander Sales Executive, Mary Harris.





Firehouse Expo 2016, Nashville, TN
Worked by Mark McColman and Mary Harris on October 16th -20th, 2016

Overview

Salamander Technologies was invited by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs, the Greater Nashville Mutual Aid District, and Firehouse Magazine to provide accountability at the 2016 Firehouse Magazine Expo held in Nashville, Tennessee. Expected attendance for the expo included over 1500 students, instructors, and staff. Salamander Technologies Intelligent AccountabilityTM solutions was a welcome addition to the expo to both showcase and exercise its accurate methods in tracking and accountability.

Solution

At the expo, Salamander pre-credentialed, with hard cards, more than 816 personnel from Hands-On Training students, instructors, and staff. The Incident Management Team was also able to account, track, and report, simultaneously, over 458 students and instructors from four different locations. Salamander used and linked three of the COMMAND solutions to give the Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Salamander Commands an operational window, giving them complete situational awareness. Attendees were credentialed on-site, as well, producing scene-specific hard I. D. cards. The 02 Track APP was utilized to move resources to their assignments, and track off-scene recording and reporting 1,720 assignment movements throughout the expo.

Outcome

Using Salamander Technologies Intelligent AccountabilityTM suite, the IMT staff incorporated information from Salamander’s solutions into their Incident Action Plan in an accurate and timely manner, and commanders were able to review the progress of the accountability solutions, using their SalamanderLiveTM Dashboard.







Michigan State University Game
Worked in conjunction with Richardson Business Solutions on October 15, 2016

Overview

On October 15, 2016, Salamander Technologies and Richardson Business Solutions assisted the Michigan State University Police Department with the MSU vs Northwestern game held at the Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The objective of this event was to track all volunteer, student, and public safety worker activity.

Solution

Michigan State University Police Department was able to account, track, and report over 2000 volunteers and public safety workers at the Spartan Stadium using Salamander’s Intelligent AccountabilityTM suite. First responders on-site were credentialed using several RAPID TAG stations, producing scene specific hard I.D. cards. RAPID TAG stations were linked with COMMAND to provide a full operational picture to the EOC and the Campus Mobile Command vehicle. The 01 TAG APP in conjunction with GIS MAPPING accessed through SalamanderLiveTM was instrumental in to precisely pinpoint mobile law enforcement in real-time, allowing for a fast and adequate response. The 02 Track APP was utilized to move resources to their assignments and off scene.

Outcome

With Salamander's solutions, IMT staff incorporated recorded information into their Incident Action Plan accurately and timely. Commanders could review the progress of the accountability solutions in real-time using the SalamanderLiveTM Dashboard.







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