100 Resilient Cities, a municipal organization backed by the Rockefeller Foundation, has partnered with Intermedix to help cities develop emergency preparedness programs.
100 Resilient Cities is a platform for municipalities to develop continuity plans for social, economic, and natural events that may impact city life. Platform partners provide 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, MasterCard and ESRI.
“As these new and complex problems and challenges arise, it’s becoming more and more important for cities to look outside of their own organizations for the expertise and solutions required to meet and overcome these challenges,” said Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, of the platform.
Through the partnership, Intermedix will be working with a number of cities affiliated with the organization to enhance their emergency management programs through a direct emergency preparedness and response consultation coupled with opportunities to pilot its crisis management technology, WebEOC.
WebEOC is already in use by than 50 federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and more than 500 state and local emergency management agencies. The company is working with a range of first responder groups to make the technology a standard for emergency response.