Buffalo Deploying FireRMS Mobile to Deliver Advanced EMS Reporting and Field Inspection Capabilities
WALL, N.J., – BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI – News), a leader in wireless public safety solutions and finger based biometric identification, today announced that Erie County, New York will implement FireRMS Enterprise Edition(TM) from BIO-key. Erie County will install this leading Fire/EMS records management system in twenty-five fire/EMS stations and in 60 mobile units within the Buffalo Fire Department. This is the second major contract awarded to BIO-key in the past six months by New York state fire agencies and was preceded by a contract recently issued to BIO-key by Onondaga County, NY. The total award value to BIO-key of these two contracts is $800,000. BIO-key’s FireRMS application provides accurate data and reporting to first responders and EMS personnel on the front line.
“The FireRMS Mobile application will give EMS personnel and fire inspectors the capability to collect information, capture signatures, and send this information wirelessly and securely back to headquarters,” said Mark Winters, Director of Information Systems of Erie County, NY.” NFIRS and HIPAA compliant reports can be printed on-site in real-time and with this software, we are now prepared to meet future NEMSIS reporting requirements. We look forward to this enhancement to the largest fire Department in Erie County.”
“Fire departments are continually stretching their resources by responding to a steadily increasing number of EMS calls. Additionally, most departments use some combination of company inspections and/or fire inspectors to check occupancies for compliance with fire prevention guidelines,” said Anthony Barone, Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key’s Fire and EMS Division. “Any delays in getting this information processed presents safety concerns. With FireRMS(TM) Mobile, agencies can access their FireRMS records remotely and perform patient care reporting and inspections in the field with real-time updates. This contract demonstrates BIO-key’s continued and growing success in deploying our applications across North America.”
BIO-key develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. The company’s high-performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 2,500 police, fire and emergency services departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for public safety worldwide. (http://www.bio-key.com)
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