BLOOMINGTON, IN, May 31, 2011 – Envisage Technologies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) are implementing the third phase of a state-wide pervasive readiness strategy. Envisage will expand the Acadis® Readiness Suite to include authoritative certification of vital emergency response providers and critical resources. The project is supported by Federal DHS grants.
Currently, the Acadis Readiness Suite certifies emergency response personnel across the state of Indiana. Envisage is customizing and expanding the Acadis Readiness Suite to automate the paper-based data collection and validation processes for thousands of personnel, EMS providers and vehicles. These enhancements will put the State of Indiana in a position to more accurately assess resource needs and respond with heightened agility during an emergency.
“This is an exciting next step in a more efficient system for the on-going certification needs of our emergency responders in Indiana,” said Jason D. Hutchens, Director of Planning and Assessment for IDHS. “Automating our provider and resource certification process saves us significant time and money, and also helps us better serve our first responders. Additionally, this is another crucial step in providing vital response capability information including which personnel, EMS providers and vehicles are certified as ready for deployment in the case of emergency.”
“Indiana is a national leader in the collection, validation and management of readiness information across the entire public safety spectrum,” stated Ari Vidali, CEO of Envisage Technologies. “Their visionary approach includes a fundamental understanding of the value of data-driven strategies for public safety. Together we have crafted a vision and implementation strategy for state-wide pervasive readiness that is both practical to implement and will significantly enhances the State’s ability to measure Readiness and respond effectively to an emergency.”
ABOUT THE ACADIS READINESS SUITE
The Acadis Readiness Suite is an enterprise software application that enables high-risk organizations to create training and compliance ecosystems. Acadis increases an organization’s readiness by automating the management of complex training and logistics in environments such as law enforcement, public safety, homeland security and the military. The modular system architecture allows organizations to optimize the entire compliance lifecycle for personnel, providers, facilities and resources by fusing learning management, resource tracking, automated scheduling, registration, housing/barracks management, certification compliance tracking, automated testing, and document management into a comprehensive end-to-end solution. The optional Acadis Portal Framework allows secure, decentralized access to employee training records, in-service training reporting, online learning, certification renewals, class registration, and instructor availability management.
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
In 2005, the State of Indiana consolidated all of its emergency management and homeland security efforts into one department by creating the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). The four divisions of IDHS are Planning, Training, Emergency Response and Fire & Building Safety. These divisions intertwine to accomplish the central mission of IDHS: safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana. The IDHS Training Division provides or coordinates training, continuing education, and exercises for the state’s public safety practitioners. The Division’s associates currently provide training in: emergency management, emergency medical, fire services, and hazardous materials (Hazmat). In addition to its training efforts, the Division maintains certification records for Indiana Firefighters and EMS personnel.
Founded in 2001, Envisage is an industry visionary in public safety and organizational readiness providing training management, resource optimization, complex scheduling and process automation to law enforcement, public safety and military organizations. Clients include military, federal law enforcement academies in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and state law enforcement and public safety organizations.
Learn more by visiting www.envisagenow.com or calling 888-313-8324.