June 6—Emergency Reporting® (ER), a provider of cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, has acquired a new customer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Fire and Rescue Services (MD).
Emergency Reporting’s Fire and EMS package will be utilized by the NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services on the Ultra Secure hosting platform to provide fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and specialized rescue services. Many of the hazards at the NIH are unique and require specialized knowledge to prevent and mitigate the effects of the emergency. The NIH is characterized by a complex research environment, presenting a wide variety of hazardous operations including 3,500 research laboratories; a research hospital; animal facilities; computer facilities; high hazard bio- containment laboratories; day care and infant care facilities; dormitory and apartment facilities; single family residential homes and an underground mass transit train station.
ER is proud to support more than 460,000 first responders and agency personnel at more than 6,400 agencies—including DoD/military installations and large entities with self-contained Fire/EMS services such as NASA, nuclear power plants, and hospitals. In fact, the NIH Fire Department has been using ER’s add-on product, VISION Risk Assessment, since 2008. VISION Risk Assessment is a dynamic tool that allows departments to analyze and categorize risks present in their community, compare data to other departments nationwide, and generate the Occupancy Vulnerability Assessment Profile (OVAP) score for all occupancies within their response area. Later, the NIH FD signed up for ER’s Fire/EMSSoftware Package. This package combines NFIRS and NEMSIS-compliant incident reporting, data management modules, and other station management tools that meet the unique needs required by fire and rescue services in the health and science industry all while being hosted in an ultra-secure environment.
“We are thrilled to welcome the National Institutes of Health Fire Department to the Emergency Reporting family,” said David Nokes, CEO of Emergency Reporting. “ER’s cloud-based RMS is known and trusted in the industry as a secure system that can meet the unique demands of departments such as the NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services.”