ADASHI Hailed for Modernizing Fire Departments

ADASHI software is being hailed for modernizing Michigan Fire Departments. ADASHI's Dispatch and Command software contributes to Ann Arbor's #1 ranking in Digital Cities, a program gauging how well cities use technology to drive good government systems.

ANN ARBOR CHRONICLE reports:

A second digital initiative not mentioned during the Dec. 3 Digital Cities presentation was the deployment of software and hardware made by ADASHI. The new technology will allow Ann Arbor firefighters responding to calls to record key time points in their responses.

Instead of radioing Huron Valley Ambulance dispatchers that they are leaving the station, and having the HVA dispatchers log the time, firefighters can simply push a button on their firetruck console that will record that timestamp. And when they arrive on scene, another button-push records the firefighter arrival time into the system.

Recording these time intervals accurately is crucial to evaluating how well our fire protection system is meeting national standards for key intervals: call processing time (from the 911 call to the point when the alarm is sent), turnout time (from the alarm time to the time the truck leaves the station) and travel time (from the fire station to the scene).

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ADASHI Software Assists with Space Shuttle Navigation

ADASHI software was used to navigate Space Shuttle Endeavor through the streets of Los Angeles. There's no better system than ADASHI to ensure reliability, speed, safety, and situational awareness.

ADASHI First Response 3.1 Released

ADASHI 3.1 was released today and includes a number of new features and important improvements including: enhanced preplan management, IM communication, improved incident status and information sharing, CAD integration using SMTP, new incident manager interface, improved GIS performance, and Windows 7 support.

ADASHI First Response Software Deployed to the Santa Clara county Fire Department

ADASHI announced today that the Santa Clara County Fire Department in California has awarded ADASHI a contract to put its First Response software in every emergency response vehicle.

ADASHI directly integrates with Santa Clara County’s dispatch system automatically initiating and routing emergency units to an incident site using sophisticated maps and audible turn-by-turn directions.

“The only thing the captain has to do is touch the OK button to acknowledge receipt of the dispatch,” says Fire Captain Jim Swanson, who integrated the system for the Santa Clara County Fire Department. “It saves us a lot of time getting out of the station and gets us to the scene faster.”

The department is also taking advantage of ADASHI’s other speed enhancing capabilities. The department’s preplans are now viewable within ADASHI with a simple button click. Hazards, facility information and site maps pop up automatically. “We respond to a lot of calls involving apartment complexes with numerous unit numbers. ADASHI automatically finds the apartment building preplan and site map that shows how to get there,” explains Swanson.

Swanson tells how captains can set up ADASHI for their personal preferences and response area, basically creating a unique experience for each user. For example, he leaves three maps open at one time on his machine that collectively display routing, his station’s first due area, and a close up view of his unit’s current location. ADASHI’s bookmarking system also offers a huge advantage according to Swanson who has all 17 stations preset so that his captains don’t have to manually navigate to them.

“I am really pleased with ADASHI,” states Swanson. “It is a great product and both the service and the team behind it have proven excellent.”

ADASHI Used for Event Management during the Obama Whistle Stop Tour

The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management used ADASHI to manage the Obama Whistle Stop Tour that took place Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 4:15 PM at the War Memorial Building in downtown Baltimore. The ADASHI software was used to ensure the safety and security of all attendees in case an emergency had occurred. Standard operating guidelines for the event were deployed with the help of the software. The integration of maps, site plans, and resources allowed the Emergency Management Team to share a common operating picture and perform real-time updates during the course of the event. “We are very pleased with our partnership with ADASHI,” says Adam Stolz, First Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. “It is a perfect example of private and public institutions working well together to ensure the safety and protection of our city.” Members of the Emergency Management team were on-site and closely monitoring the event within the operations center. As changes occurred to the event plan, team members were able to seamlessly communicate using ADASHI.

ADASHI Used at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards

The Los Angeles Police Department Hazmat and Los Angeles Fire Department used ADASHI to manage preplanning and incident response at Sunday’s 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Show held at the Nokia Theatre. The ADASHI software was used to ensure the safety and security of all attendees should an emergency occur. The software helped to create standard operating guidelines for numerous possible incidents and the tool visualized roving sensors that would alarm if attendees’ health was threatened. The Nokia Theatre floor plans and site plans were integrated into the system to allow officials to assign resources to different areas of the building and track team member locations. “By using ADASHI, authorities were well prepared for any and all incidents should they occur. They were able to set up guidelines for dealing with incidents from natural disasters to bomb threats to a plane crashing through the building,” said Alex Menkes, Program Director for ADASHI. “It was exciting to see everyone work together and to be a part of that.”

All New ADASHI Products Debut to Rave Notices at FDIC

ADASHI was demonstrated for the first time at FDIC 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the world’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition. ADASHI is a robust emergency incident and resource management solution designed to meet the needs of emergency incident commanders and managers.

ADASHI Partners with MSA

Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) is the global leader in the development, manufacture, and supply of sophisticated safety products. MSA chose the ADASHI platform to seamlessly integrate sensor data from MSA’s SAFESITE® Multi-Threat Wireless Detection System. SAFESITE sensors are designed to detect hazards such as chemical warfare agents, gamma radiation, and toxic industrial chemicals.

Safe Environment Engineering Chooses ADASHI

Life-Line® wireless monitoring solutions from Safe Environment Engineering enable first responders and entry teams to safely and securely monitor state-of-the-art chemical, physiological, and radiological sensors from many leading sensor manufacturers. ADASHI displays Life-Line sensor locations, alarms and data on its built-in map, and provides critical guidance for quickly and correctly responding to and mitigating the hazard.

ADASHI Plays Supporting Role at the Academy Awards

ADASHI First Response software was used by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to provide security for the 79th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony recently held in Hollywood, California.