ISC was selected by the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency to provide technical consulting services for the update of the county's hazard mitigation plan. The county will be utilizing ISC's Odysseus system to enhance the current plan and assist with future updates. Franklin will also be utilizing ISC's UAV drone services to to analyze hazard risks and assess hazard mitigation alternatives.
ISC was awarded a contract with Hamilton County, Ohio Emergency Management Agency to provide technical services in the update and enhancement of the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hamilton County has decided to utilize ISC's Odysseus system to assist in the update and maintenance of the plan.
ISC was recommended for award the re-compete contract for All Hazards Preparedness, Planning, Consulting and Recovery Services by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. H-GAC is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area wide problems. In addition, they administer the HGACBuy program. HGACBuy strives to make the governmental procurement process more efficient by establishing competitively priced contracts for goods and services, and providing the customer service necessary to help its members achieve their procurement goals.
Using our Odysseus technologies, ISC launched an interactive simulation tool of an active shooter incident. ISC's Odysseus Simulator technology allows users to test and exercise operational concepts using the latest gaming and media technology. Navigate the scenario as a member of the Contact Team or the Rescue Task Force. The Odysseus Simulator delivers a national best practice on educating and training your personnel.
The Bureau of Health Emergency Management provides oversight for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Grant Agreements and is involved in multiagency and multi‐jurisdictional preparedness goals and initiatives throughout New Mexico. With the increasing requirement for federal grant accountability and public health and hospital preparedness program integration, ISC will be providing the State with a solution for strategic planning and a system to reach a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency in the development and maintenance of an overarching preparedness program.
ISC joined thousands of other emergency management professionals at the 63rd annual International Association of Emergency Managers conference in Clark County, Nevada. Those who stopped by the ISC booth were able to learn about and experience some of our latest projects, including our interactive Active Shooter learning module, designed to teach police, fire, and EMS how to respond during one of these events. Are you interested in a demo?
Unfortunately, there has been a growing trend of active shooter incidents across the country. This trend has generated a growing need for emergency personnel, officials, students, and employees to know what to do when crisis occurs. ISC is using its ODYSSEUS’ TEAM and IES technologies to deliver computer-based training and computer simulated scenario to test, train, and exercise active shooter tactical operations and decision-making processes.
ISC’s Odysseus System is Presented at 143rd American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & 2015 PHEP Summit
Use of the Odysseus|KMS has provided a common platform for knowledge management in public health and healthcare system preparedness and planning in Illinois. Vertical and horizontal integration of preparedness and planning elements, increased visibility and version control are facilitated by this system environment. The experience, knowledge and information collected reflects that of 3,200 registered users and 300 Knowledge Management Systems, informing doctrine and guidance, standardized plans, local and regional best practices. Local, regional, and statewide preparedness and planning efforts have benefited from the strategy developed in the KMS Environment.
In conjunction with the development of the 2013 Bi-State Kansas City Regional Coordination Guide (RCG), ISC developed customized interactive course using ISC’S ODYSSEUS | TEAM TECHNOLOGIES to assist the region in training its staff and partners on the key concepts operational elements associated with the strategic plan. This training also included a tornado scenario where participants can apply their knowledge of the RCG.
The RCG is an all-hazard, capabilities-based guide designed to address any of the hazards potentially affecting the Kansas City metro-area. The RCG is for use by all local governments, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to ensure a series of formal actions are in place to facilitate communication and cooperation between the many agencies and organizations in the region potentially involved in emergency events.