X-Games Minneapolis 2017 is an action sporting event that took place July 13–16, 2017, at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Summer X Games was the first held in the Midwest and the first of two X Games events to be held in the state of Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.