2016 Winner Profile

Emergency Communications Network

Project Description:
As a result of large damaging wildfire outbreaks across north-Central Florida in 1998, the ECN founded a new communications systems dubbed CodeRED. Recognizing the need to help first responders spread the word and safely evacuate residents within harm's way, this new communication platform was launched. Utilizing in-house resources, ECN steadily developed the CodeRED system. As it continues to evolve over the years the ECN has incorporated new user preferences and advances mobile technologies including GPS and other mapping tools to aid in pinpointing impacted areas and individuals The CodeRED system is now capable of reaching millions of individuals simultaneously within minutes, providing them critical information they need in order to remain safe and informed about critical information and disasters.
Business Functions:
Customer Service or Support, Human Resources, Other
Business Goal:
Competitive Advantage, Operational Impact, Security & Risk Management
Michael Ely, Chief Technology Officer
David DiGiacomo, President & CEO
Ormond Beach, Fla.
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