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Texas Emergency Tracking Network & Radiant RFID Receive Global and National Emergency Management Awards

 

emergency evacuationThe International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has announced that both the IAEM-Global Partners in Preparedness Award and the IAEM-USA Partners in Preparedness Award for 2011 have been awarded to the Texas Emergency Tracking Network for its cooperative data-sharing project.

 

Project partners named in the award include Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Management Division, Texas Dept of State Health Services, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, Sabine-Neches Chief’s Association, University of Texas Center for Space Research and Radiant RFID, LLC.

The Texas Emergency Tracking Network (TxETN) is a comprehensive network of systems which allow emergency management and healthcare officials across the state to update the last known location of citizens who have been impacted by a disaster so that families can be reunited and overall response can be enhanced. Data systems linked by the data sharing project are: Radiant RFID’s All Hazard Response Network, ESi’s WebEOC, Intermedix’s EMTrack and the Southeast Texas regional tracking system developed by the Sabine Neches Chief’s Association.

Radiant RFID is contracted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management to manage the Texas Emergency Tracking Network. Texas began implementing the system following the tragedies of separated families encountered during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Today, TxETN is the most comprehensive and hardware-rich emergency management system in the United States using RFID, GPS and barcode technologies to track transportation assets, evacuees/shelter guests, hospital patients as well as pets.

The IAEM-USA awards certificates will be presented at the IAEM-USA Annual Conference, Nov. 11-17, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The IAEM-Global awards certificates will be presented at the IAEM-Global Annual Conference, EMEC Europa, held Oct. 11-13, 2011, in Munich Germany.

About Radiant RFID

Radiant RFID provides complete solutions using RFID technology. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Radiant’s customers include corporations, schools and government agencies. Radiant’s solutions are designed specifically for rfid asset trackingemergency and evacuation management, employee mustering and K-12 Solutions. For more information call (512) 351-4915.

 

About The International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 5,000 members in 58 countries, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. IAEM providesRadiant RFID is HUB, DBE, and MBE/WBE certified in the State of Texas and headquartered in Austin, Texas.: access to the largest network of emergency management experts who can provide advice and assistance; the Certified Emergency Manager® program; annual scholarships; a comprehensive monthly newsletter; and more. Visit http://www.iaem.com for details.