Fusionpoint Supports Security Planning and Response Operations During International Fireworks Competition
Vancouver, B.C., – September 13, 2012 – SIS EmerGeo Solutions Inc. (EmerGeo), a leading provider of crisis management and situational awareness software, is pleased to announce that its Fusionpoint software was used successfully by the City of Vancouver Emergency Operation Centre during the 2012 Celebration of Light event.
The Celebration of Light is an annual musical fireworks competition held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The celebration is one of the world’s largest off-shore fireworks display and one of the most well known festivals in Vancouver with an estimated annual attendance of 1.4 million people. The 2012 event was held on July 28, August 1, and August 4, with performances by Vietnam, Brazil, and Italy respectively.
“During major events like the Celebration of Light, which occurs in the public domain, the City emergency management teams’ job is to facilitate the public safety effort. This involves activating the emergency operations centre (EOC) to support the coordination between emergency responders and other operational departments in the event area. Throughout the event, managing situation information is essential. Information on location of incidents, responders, and other event specific data supports the public safety operations and informs the teams compiling situation reports that senior management relies on to keep informed”, says Mr. Michael Morrow, President of EmerGeo.
“EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint software has been running in the City’s Emergency Operation Centre for several years and is used to ensure major event security personnel, City staff and other key stakeholders maintain a high level of situational awareness during major events like this and also during a crisis or disaster. The system interfaces with regional dispatch systems and not only provides a real-time log of events and common operating picture of planned and actual security activities, it alerts us 24/7 of any incidents reported that may pose a risk to critical infrastructure. This early warning system ensures the City emergency management agency has an opportunity to take action to divert disaster or mitigate the impacts – depending on the circumstances”, explains Morrow.
About SIS EmerGeo
EmerGeo develops emergency management software solutions and provides consulting services and support to government and industry around the world. EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint™ and emergency mapping applications are used to log, track and communicate critical information required by emergency and security personnel. By leveraging open web standards and a data fusion engine, EmerGeo’s software allows customers to configure a relevant common operating picture tailored to each emergency role. Dispatch, crisis management, mapping, surveillance cameras and other system data come together in a configurable web dashboard for decision-makers.
EmerGeo’s technology and people have been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest disasters and are proven effective in helping government and industry to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential or actual incidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or pre-planned events. More information is available at http://www.emergeo.com.
About the City of Vancouver Emergency Management Program
The City of Vancouver’s Office of Emergency Management coordinates emergency management activities within the City of Vancouver. This includes disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery planning, as well as the coordination of major special event public safety planning and operations. The Office is also responsible for maintaining the City’s Emergency Operations Centre.
More information on Vancouver’s Emergency Program is available at http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/prepare-for-emergencies-and-disasters.aspx.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
SIS EMERGEO SOLUTIONS INC.
Michael Morrow, President
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