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  • Colorado's "Black Forest Fire"

    Posted: August 1st, 2013

    The “Black Forest Fire” started on June 11, 2013, and grew to become what was being described as the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history in terms of number of homes lost. The wind-driven fire killed two people, burned 14,280 acres and destroyed 486 homes. Several thousand residents were evacuated. Hundreds of firefighters operated at...

  • Rhodium Suite Aids in Management of Colorado’s Most Destructive Wildfire

    Press Release
    Posted: July 18th, 2013

    Denver, CO – The Black Forest Fire, which started north of Colorado Springs on June 11th and quickly destroyed more than 500 homes, prompted emergency responders to deploy a sophisticated digital command and control system to quickly gather and share critical incident information. Developed by Denver-based Incident Response Technologies...

  • Incident Response Technologies Products Used During Tornadoes

    Press Release
    Posted: May 31st, 2013

    The recent outbreak of disastrous tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, and the logistical challenges of dealing with mass casualties and mass destruction, prompted emergency responders to turn to a robust digital management system to coordinate maximum efficient use of resources. The new technology allows emergency responders to conduct and coordinate incident management in real-time from both tablets and PCs. The system provides incident managers with immediate, GPS-pinpointed monitoring of...

  • Air Methods Reaches Highest Level in FAA's Safety Management System Program

    Press Release
    Posted: May 21st, 2013

    Air Methods Corporation, the global leader in air medical transportation, recently was informed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it successfully reached the highest level (Level 4) of the FAA's voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) program. The SMS program is an organizational framework created and implemented by the FAA to systematically guide, track, and provide recognition for safety efforts by commercial air operators. Level 4, the continuous improvement stage, is...

  • Incident Response Technologies Releases New Electronic ICS Form Module

    Press Release
    Posted: April 16th, 2013

    DENVER, CO – Incident Response Technologies is excited to announce the release of the Enhanced ICS Form Module for the Rhodium Incident Management Suite. The eICS Form Module includes electronic ICS forms that adapt to user input, making the process of creating and distributing Incident Action Plans (IAPs) remarkably fast and easy. In addition...

  • For the Record 12/12

    Posted: December 1st, 2012

    On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy – a Category 1 storm – slammed into the New Jersey shore and made landfall. Winds ranged from 70 to 90 mph for many areas.   The storm surge coincided with a high tide and a full moon and caused flooding across several states. Thousands of residents in many states who decidewd to stay in their homes near the Atlantic Ocean and other waterways needed to be rescued after the storm surge became historic. Numerous fire apparatus, equipment and stations...

  • Rhodium Suite Used to Manage Hurricane Sandy Response in Seven States

    Press Release
    Posted: November 9th, 2012

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO - As Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the night of October 29th, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, emergency response agencies in seven states were relying on the Rhodium Incident Management Suite to manage their response to the storm. Fire and police agencies in NJ, NY, PA, OH, MD, MA, and ME utilized Rhodium Suite to track the status of resources and share mapping information between incident staff. "We used Rhodium Suite to pin point down power lines, trees, and road...