The JIBC and EmerGeo Cooperate to Deliver Emergency Management Education and Technology Solutions to Organizations World-Wide

September 16, 2010 (New Westminster, BC) – The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and EmerGeo Solutions (EmerGeo) announce a memorandum of understanding to offer a complete package of emergency management education, training and technology services to communities, government agencies and organizations across Canada and internationally.

“From GIS mapping and social media to information management systems, technology is becoming a key part of every organization’s emergency management program — and integral to helping keep employees and communities safe,” comments Murray Day, Director of the JIBC Emergency Management Division. “At the JIBC, we are continually integrating technology into our applied training and academic programs, and are now pleased to offer a complete training and technology package to our government and private sector clients.”

A public post-secondary institution, the JIBC through its Emergency Management Division (EMD), offers comprehensive emergency management academic programs and applied training to students and clients across Canada and internationally. Through this agreement, the JIBC will now be able to recommend world-class technology solutions in addition to emergency management training.

EmerGeo provides emergency management technology and services to clients world-wide. Their solutions include crisis information management systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping solutions and portable Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) options.

“Technology and training go hand in hand,” explains EmerGeo CEO Michael Morrow. “Now, we can offer our clients world-class technology solutions to better gather information, analyze results and manage their programs, along with the necessary training on theory, application and procedures from Canada’s leading emergency management educator.”

For more information on the JIBC, please contact Valder Belgrave at 604-528-5874 or visit www.jibc.ca. For more information on EmerGeo Solutions, please contact Michael Morrow at 604.681.0989 x804 or visit www.EmerGeo.com.

About the Justice Institute of British Columbia
The JIBC is Canada’s leading public safety educator, a dynamic post-secondary institution recognized nationally and internationally for innovative education in the areas of justice and public safety. The JIBC offers a range of applied and academic programs (certificates, diplomas, and degrees) that span the spectrum of safety and security.

As part of the School of Public Safety and Security, the Emergency Management Division (EMD) has been educating emergency managers and first responders in Canada and internationally for more than 20 years. In addition to academic and professional programs, including an Emergency Management Certificate, an Exercise Design Certificate and a Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies, EMD offers applied on-site training in Incident Command System, Emergency Operations Centre, Exercise Design, Search and Rescue and Emergency Social Services. For more information call 604-528-5800, email emergency@jibc.ca or visit www.jibc.ca/emergency.

About EmerGeo Solutions
EmerGeo develops emergency management software solutions and provides consulting services and support to government and industry around the world. By leveraging open web standards, EmerGeo’s software brings together, logs and tracks data from dispatch, crisis management, mapping, camera and other third-party systems, providing a common operating picture. 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. For more information, visit www.EmerGeo.com.

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