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New company formed to meet demand for emergency planning, preparedness
ISLAND HEIGHTS, NJ, Aug. 9, 2016 The Rodgers Group, LLC, New Jersey's premier public safety consulting company, is proud to announce the launch of Critical Response Group.
Formerly a division of The Rodgers Group, LLC, Critical Response Group was launched to meet the exploding demand for visual-based emergency action plans-- a cutting edge approach to emergency planning and preparedness that is revolutionizing how businesses and public safety professionals plan, react, and respond to critical incidents.
Using BAE Systems' groundbreaking GXP geospatial eXploitation products, Critical Response Group transforms text-based emergency action plans into geospatially relevant SMART images known as Collaborative Response Graphics (CRGs). These highly-functional visual planning and response tools plot the user on a SMART image in real time whenever the image is opened on any GPS enabled smartphone or smart device.
"The reality is that the vital information contained in text-based plans is incredibly difficult to find, communicate, and leverage in the dynamic and chaotic environment that envelops a critical incident," said Frank Rodgers, former Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and President of The Rodgers Group, LLC.
With a Collaborative Response Graphic, the critical information contained in an entire emergency plan binder can be reduced to a single, easy to understand, geospatially relevant SMART graphic. Personnel can plan, collaborate, and respond with a universal understanding of the emergency plan, operational area, and available resources and options. With the addition of a BAE Systems GXP Xplorer server, first responders, emergency management professionals, and others integral to a successful and effective response can locate and track each other in real time while having a common geospatial reference. Critical information can be documented, captured, and instantly disseminated to personnel actively engaged in responding and reacting.
"Collaborative Response Graphics are the missing link that will finally bridge the gap between having a written plan and actually being able to use and operate on that plan during a critical incident," said Rodgers.
Critical Response Group boasts a client portfolio that includes respected companies and agencies from the public education, transportation, public safety, insurance, and energy sectors.
Members of the Critical Response Group team have served as officers in the US Military Special Operations Command, SWAT team commanders, police chiefs, fire chiefs, emergency management coordinators, and high-level executives at the most respected state law enforcement agencies in the country. Team members have a record of success operating in environments ranging from the war on terror overseas to manmade and natural disasters here at home.