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Cincinnati Named a PTI Innovation Lab

Alexandria, VA, October 23, 2013 – Public Technology Institute has named the City of Cincinnati in partnership with Hamilton County, Ohio and the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) a Recognized Innovation Lab for its implementation of RAVEN911 Mapping System (Mobile). This system provides Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky emergency personnel with desktop and mobile mapping capabilities to facilitate more efficient and effective emergency/disaster planning, response and recovery.

RAVEN911 enables emergency personnel; firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement, hazardous materials response teams, bomb squads, local emergency management, 911 communications, hospital and health department personnel, to interact with an Internet based mapping tool in austere (emergency) environments.

Operationally, RAVEN911 has been utilized for the purposes of strategic planning, special events management and emergency response.

"I congratulate Edward J. Dadosky, Assistant Chief, Cincinnati Fire Department; Christine Grimmelsman, Cincinnati Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) Planner, and David Shuey,  GIS Manager, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) for their insight and leadership of the development of this multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary emergency response tool," said Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.

A complete outline and description of this impressive effort can be found at this link.

About the PTI Innovation Lab Program

Created by and for city and county governments, PTI is a national, non-profit technology research organization.

PTI member governments are invited to apply for recognition as an Innovation Lab, a mark of excellence for the proven, successful deployment of a technology program, practice or strategy.

By recognizing innovative governments and documenting program results, other local governments can benefit from the experiences of these early adopters by applying the lessons learned within their own organizations.