The Salem County Office of Emergency Management held a training for Municipal Emergency Coordinators, CERT members and other emergency staff on a new software program that will provide easy to use technology to assist with efficiency and increased communication. The emergency management system, Interactive Information Communications Exchange Platform (IICEP) allows information to be exchanged, mapping of information, damage reports, and resource requests between the local and county OEM. The program, in the near future, will allow the community to have access for non-emergency reporting during major disaster events.
Julie Acton, Freeholder Director stated, “The IICEP program will allow multiple level information sharing to better equip our communities with the technology to improve preparation and public safety.”
The Municipal Emergency Coordinators and identified personnel will hold additional exercises to fully understand the capabilities and operation of IICEP. The program will eventuality allow public communication and notifications.
“IICEP will strengthen the Emergency Management officials and public communication through a whole community approach to Emergency Management. The County Office of Emergency Management strives to effectively inform the municipalities and varying agencies with the most updated information during an emergency incident. This program will allow increased communication and reporting and empower the local emergency management coordinators to deliver the necessary services to their communities,” stated Dale Cross, Freeholder Public Safety Chair.
“The Salem County Office of Emergency Management is implementing the IICEP platform to assist the County and Municipal Offices of Emergency Management in providing an effective and timely response for our citizens during disasters,” commented Jeffery Pompper, Director of Emergency Services for Salem County.