A week before one of the biggest natural disasters to ever hit the Northeast dissipated the New Jersey shoreline, state officials awarded Radiant RFID a five-year emergency management solution contract to assist with evacuation and emergency tracking during catastrophic events.
Texas-based Radiant, which also has contracts with Texas, North Carolin and the city of Boston, will provide the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) with an RFID-based evacuation solution that tracks evacuees, pets, emergency transport vehicles, and commodities deployed at state shelters in preparation for and in the event of a hurricane, natural disaster or other incident to assist in reunification of families. It’s believed that the system was not set up in time to be used during recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Utilizing the latest in passive RFID technology, Radiant claims that its emergency management solution is the only RFID system designed to assist emergency management teams with large-scale evacuations by making the continuous movement of people, pets and assets easy to track without repeatedly stopping people to take their name or scan a bar code. The seamless tracking helps eliminate lines, reduce redundancy and keep families together in times of emergency.
For shelter managers, the Radiant RFID solution can help with the number and type of evacuees to their location; for operations center management, our solution can aid in the overall evacuation status. When transported, relocated or upon entering a shelter their location is passively updated and an online or printed manifest is provided to the shelter host as well as central Emergency Management.
Along with the 8.8 million residents of New Jersey, Radiant RFID’s solutions with Texas, South Carolina and Boston cover approximately 18 percent of the U.S. population.