SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2014 – Mission Manager, Inc. will demonstrate its powerful software capabilities to emergency managers from around the globe at the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (EMEX), Nov. 18-19 in San Antonio, Texas. EMEX is the annual expo of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a non-profit educational organization that comprises more than 5,000 members in 58 countries dedicated to saving lives and protecting property during emergencies or disasters.
Mission Manager is a leading cloud-based emergency management tool that provides a turnkey solution for mission planning, preparation and real-time situational awareness. Since 2011, Mission Manager has supported more than 5,000 missions, ranging from single-person rescues to large-scale natural disasters. Users include search-and-rescue organizations, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency operation centers, security providers and the Civil Air Patrol.
At EMEX, company representatives will provide live demos at Mission Manager’s booth #231, showcasing capabilities ranging from personnel and equipment management, timekeeping and scheduling to drag-and-drop teambuilding, mapping overlays, real-time field communications and automated reporting functions.
“We’re excited to unveil Mission Manager to a broad network of emergency managers at EMEX. It’s an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how Mission Manager can streamline their daily operations and emergency response efforts, and in the process, save significant time and money,” said Michael J. Berthelot, President and CEO of Mission Manager, Inc. “Best of all Mission Manager is cost effective and easy to use. It’s very intuitive, flexible and highly customizable to suit any agency’s needs.”
Based on three core principles – preparation, readiness and execution – Mission Manager ensures managers are armed with current data so they can quickly and efficiently organize teams and execute their missions. The robust database tracks every member’s contact information, gear and certifications, and sends automatic reminders if their certifications are set to expire. Mission Manager also tracks a team’s equipment and maintenance schedules, and helps with the day-to-day management of documents and forms, timekeeping and task delegation.
“With Mission Manager, administrators can easily track and integrate their team’s personnel, equipment and live mission data – all within one complete package. This reduces time-consuming paperwork, speeds response times in the field, and enhances situational awareness for the team,” Berthelot said.
When an event occurs – either planned or unplanned – administrators can quickly organize their callouts with drag-and-drop teambuilding functions and pre-set mission checklists. During the mission, Mission Manager provides a common operational picture across multiple devices and robust mapping capabilities with more than 100 overlays. Administrators can send messages three ways – email, text or voice – or all three simultaneously. With these capabilities and more, emergency managers can track deployed personnel in real time and collect a member’s responding status for each mission. The team can also capture images from the field, which will appear on mission maps with lat/long coordinates. Every event in Mission Manager is automatically logged and recorded, providing a second-by-second record of every action. This information can be automatically exported for future operational and training purposes, debriefs and government reimbursements. Initially developed by a first responder as “freeware,” Mission Manager was re-launched in July as a subscription-based model with significant infrastructure upgrades that have improved its functionality, reliability and data security. Enhancements include moving the database to Amazon Web Services in order to provide continuous database backups and an uptime guarantee of 99.9%. Mission Manager has also enlisted a dedicated staff to provide technical support via telephone, in person, community forums and training videos. Mission Manager is available for a 30-day free trial to new users via its website.