The Emergency Information System That Puts You in Control
ESS Crisis™ Sets New Standard of Excellence
Now There is One Fully Integrated System That Can Help You
Streamline Real-Time Crisis Response and Daily Operations
When it’s your job to protect people and property from all Easy
kinds of potential disasters, you need an information system An effective emergency information system must be easy to
that can help you manage your operations as easily and learn and easy to use. Emergency Operations Centers
efficiently as possible at all times. ESS Crisis™ is the (EOCs) are inherently stressful and often rely on volunteers
breakthrough solution that streamlines management of both who must jump in quickly using your information system.
real-time crisis response and routine daily operations. It saves ESS’ team of experienced crisis managers have engineered
your organization time and money every day so you are ready ESS Crisis to be so intuitive that a newcomer can get started
and able to save lives when disaster strikes. Here’s how... in just a few minutes. Just point, click, and type.
The Most Comprehensive Flexible and Scalable
ESS Crisis has been built by emergency professionals for ESS Crisis can be implemented as a hosted, on-demand
emergency professionals. It supports all four phases of (subscription) or onsite solution. It can also be quickly
comprehensive emergency management — mitigation, adapted to fit different public and commercial incident
preparedness, response, and recovery — and it is designed to management structures. The Microsoft®.NET framework
meet all requirements of the National Incident Management makes the system extremely flexible for easy expansion as well
System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). as integration with other local, regional and global systems.
ESS Crisis provides a wealth of information resources and
processes for effective emergency planning, training and Always Accessible
exercising as well as the mission-critical functionality you As a fully browser-based solution, ESS Crisis can be accessed
need to direct a real-time mobilization. anytime, anywhere by any authorized member of your team.
With ESS Crisis, incident commanders can quickly determine If you choose to have ESS host your solution, you will feel
which first responders or volunteers are available for confident knowing that your system is backed by one of the
deployment, how they’ve been deployed, and when they can world’s most reliable hosting services. Whatever your
be recalled. ESS Crisis tracks personnel training records, implementation, ESS Crisis puts cutting-edge technology at
certification tracking, and health and safety information the fingertips of your EOC team and frontline emergency
monitoring to ensure that only qualified team members are responders whenever and wherever they need it.
assigned to an incident. And that’s just the beginning. ESS
Crisis facilitates communications, manages task flow, tracks And Affordable
resources, supports briefings to your chain of command or the ESS Crisis is ideal for organizations of any size and budget.
media, and more. In short, it is the most complete crisis This powerful tool is available at a low initial cost and is
management solution on the market. inexpensive to maintain.
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ESS Crisis offers a simple user interface that makes navigation easy.
Built-in incident logs and other reports make documentation easy, too.
Putting the Most Powerful Array of
Integrated Tools At Your Fingertips
ESS Crisis puts a full spectrum of information tools at your
command so YOU are in command when managing a crisis.
To manage a crisis, you have to be able to see WHERE it is.
ESS Crisis lets you do that and much more. ESS Crisis is
tightly integrated with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth™ — online
mapping with oblique (bird's eye), satellite and aerial imagery
— so your data can be displayed on its maps/photos at any time.
ESS Crisis also works with ESRI’s ArcInfo™ and other
Geographic Information Systems. With this spatial data you
can manage events far more effectively. For example, you
can predict the level of response needed under given conditions
by identifying geographically vulnerable facilities and
reviewing hazard histories by type and intensity. ESS Crisis
can also provide real time asset tracking by tapping into
web-enabled, Global Positioning Satellite technology.
Emergency Message Center
ESS Crisis facilitates and tracks communications at all times.
This NIMS/ICS-compliant system provides a full record of
activities during both routine and crisis operations by
automatically date stamping daily message traffic, and
entering data into an incident-based operations log, including:
personnel and resource deployments, completed SOPs, ESS Crisis, with its built-in interface to Microsoft’s Virtual Earth
shelter openings, completed notifications, evacuated mapping (and ability to work with other GIS products), always
facilities, and casualties/impacts. makes clear the relationship between information and location.
ESS Crisis is your mission assignment tool. It provides Briefings and Audits
personnel with seamless, automated remote notification. Always be ready with the facts you need to update your chain
Regulators and responders or key stakeholders who have of command (or the media) and document your operations.
been identified in organizational response plans are quickly With automated status boards, SOP checklists, situation
notified using text-to-speech technology. ESS Crisis and its reports and more, ESS Crisis captures and organizes detailed
ESS Alert component send urgent notifications regarding a information about your operations so you can quickly,
new incident to team members via desktop, laptop or a accurately present them to others during or after the event.
Windows-enabled Pocket PC. Team members can indicate
availability, and personnel records are updated automatically Assessment and Recovery
with their status/availability to facilitate faster crisis response. Get your disaster recovery underway faster. ESS Crisis’
damage assessment forms and tables simplify collection of
Task Tracking information from initial “windshield” surveys. Its damage
ESS Crisis helps you make sure critical tasks get done. Crisis assessment tools are compatible with national standards for
incidents unfold quickly, so you need an information system preliminary damage assessment reports.
that is structured around your organizational workflow to
track requests from tasking to close-out. ESS Crisis does These are just a few of the capabilities that set ESS Crisis apart
exactly that. It stores, displays and dynamically tracks your from other emergency information systems. See for yourself...
team’s progress in carrying out SOP checklists, including
multiple concurrent, functional and hazard-specific tasks. Call 800.289.6116 for a demo.