Wildfires recently blazed through Colorado and several other Western states. And according to the latest National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services report, significant fire potential will remain high through July and extend through October throughout the Western United States. In late June, thousands of people were forced from their homes and businesses, being evacuated throughout the Colorado Springs, Colo., area. DICE Corporation announced that during that time the company and its Disaster Recovery team stood ready to take on any center that required its help, including its growing healthcare monitoring businesses. The DR team is on “standby” to help in Colorado, DICE said.
Colorado Springs sits in one of the United States' most disaster prone areas, and is susceptible to large scale wildfires, earthquakes, flash floods, blizzards, traumatic hail storms, catastrophic ice storms, severe lightning strikes, and crippling thunderstorms and tornados, DICE noted. The company added that the DICE Disaster Center sits in Bay City, Mich., which resides in an area of the United States not prone to natural disasters.
DICE software is used to monitor many nationwide chains and retailers, and many of the Colorado Springs area homes and businesses are monitored by a command center running the DICE software. Many of the hosted centers which operate in Bay City also monitor locations in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. DICE assigned a special task force to monitor the situation, which included preloading of alarm signal profiles on disaster recovery bank alarm receivers for that area of the country, just in case any of DICE's clients were left having issues due to the out of control wildfires in the area.