RockWest Technology, a business unit of Identive Group Inc., announced the implementation of a credentialing and identity management system for the City of Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
The City of Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are all using the Web-based solution to supply card-based ID systems for more than 20 county agencies including fire, police, health, sheriff and emergency management.
Each agency manages its own identity vetting and issuance of first responder and employee credentials. The credentials issued by the agencies are interoperable via a printed bar code. The accountability and asset management systems will be launched by the jurisdictions in 2011.
In the future, during an incident, city and county agencies will be able to scan ID credentials and emergency equipment data into the Emergency Incident Management Command system as part of the county’s overall accountability initiative.
This will allow the tracking of all county personnel and resources throughout an incident in accordance with the standards set by the National Incident Management System.
Centralized credentialing and asset tracking provides first responder accountability and critical information for emergency management for this eastern Colorado county of more than 600,000 residents that encompasses approximately 2,158 square miles.