Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), Flemington, N.J., a provider of identity solutions, announced advanced personal identity and training verification for First Responders. RTTG’s Emergency Personnel Information Center (EPIC) is a community that provides operational tools for more efficient training record management, and more effective access control at natural disasters and other critical incident scenes. EPIC delivers a secure, easy-to-use Web-based program that allows law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical teams, and associated support contractors to improve identity and certification tracking within their organizations, and allow real-time verification of critical data for improved incident management. Using any Internet-enabled device, officers can efficiently and effectively limit entry to incident scenes to the essential, trusted personnel who maintain the professional certifications required for safe access. 

EPIC enables local departments to easily maintain member training records and professional certifications. The service automatically alerts members and training officers of expiring certifications. Departments can conveniently print, issue, and manage department ID cards.

EPIC enables scene commanders to optimally deploy responders based on verifiable skills. They can authenticate mutual-aid responders and their qualifications prior to granting access to hazardous or secure environments. The aim of the company is to provide better control and audit access to incident scenes.

EPIC provides emergency response personnel with a cooperative solution that meets their specific certification tracking and identity verification challenges. EPIC provides an operational tool to help coordinate the efforts of emergency response organizations (police, fire-rescue and EMS), local and county dispatch, emergency management officials, incident scene commanders (such as fire chiefs, EMS captains and OEM coordinators) and all the private organizations that support response (such as utilities and contractors). Automated system notices, and point-and-click administrative functions deliver an immediate return on investment for each participating department.

For information, visit http://www.realtimetg.com.