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The city of Indio in Riverside County, California conducted a functional exercise. The exercise scenario focused on a vehicle borne improvised explosive device during a regional event conducted at the Indio Polo Grounds. The exercise consisted of two four-hour blocks with A and B shifts at the City of Indio Emergency Operational Center.

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MABAS Illinois (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System), in partnership with IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency), hosts an annual Command Training Summit for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams. MABAS Illinois celebrated their 50th anniversary on February 5th – 7th, 2018 and utilized the Salamander’s INTELLIGENT ACCOUNTABILITY™ suite to TAG, TRACK, and REPORT attendee participation.

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During early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2017, Tift County residents and Tift County Fire and Rescue were in the direct path of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm had already devastated many states along the coast as it made its way up from the Caribbean. In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Command staff utilized Salamander Technologies to ensure that multiple agencies and units throughout Tift County were pre-staged for impact.

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Approximately seven times per year, the University of Nebraska hosts a sell-out game day for the Nebraska Cornhusker football team with crowds that nearly doubles Lincoln’s population size. It takes the management from University Police and event staff, and support from Lincoln Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of the people in and around the stadium.

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Salamander Technologies donates and supportes durring Hurricane Harvey deployment for Fort Bend County OEM: 119 flights over 11 days.

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On May 17th, 2017, Salamander Technologies tagged and tracked all participants for the New Orleans, LA full-scale evacuation exercise.

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On May 15, 2017, an article was released titled "Search and Rescue Teams Sharpen Skills During Weekend Exercise in Dalmeny". This article outlines how the Salamander solutions aided Search and Rescue Saskatchewn Association of Volunteers (SARSAV), along with RCMP and Dalmeny Police Service officers, track movement and radio transmissions of registered search personnel in real time.

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Starting on April 7th, 2017, Salamander Technologies and the Long Beach Fire Department assisted with the 2017 Toyota Grand Prix held in Long Beach, California. Measures were taken to ensure the safety and accountability of the individuals working and volunteering for the event.

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Media Contact: Robert F. Riess, COO / CMO - OrangeHook, Inc.

  • DeVaun Assumes National Salamander Leadership Role

Morganton, NC — MARCH 7, 2017- Effective Monday, March 13, Rob DeVaun will assume the position of North American Sales Director for Salamander Technologies, an OrangeHook Company. DeVaun has worked as Technical Sales Consultant and Salamander Specialist for Bridgeway Solutions for the last few years advancing the Salamander footprint across the Southeast. While Bridgeway Solutions is losing a key sales representative, DeVaun will continue his long-standing commitment to emergency management, incident command and the implementation of Salamander’s Intelligent Accountability™ suite across the U.S. He will maintain a supportive role for individual agencies and regions using the Solution, and will assist in the direction of sales and implementation within each territory.

“Rob isn’t really leaving us. As Adam Fray’s successor at Salamander Technologies, he will be tasked with helping us continue building upon the successes he, himself, helped drive in the Southeast over the past few years,” said David Lee, General Manager, Bridgeway Solutions. “His dedication, resourcefulness and work ethic will serve him well as he begins the next chapter of his career.”

“We are excited to be a part of Rob’s next chapter. Not only does Rob bring experience and success in managing state wide solutions, but he has the expertise to drive continued success with our channel partners,” said Robert F. Riess, COO/CMO - OrangeHook, Inc. “The additional support that Bridgeway has provided with this transition, in conjunction with Rob’s accomplishments, shows how dedicated our partners are to the solutions which Salamander provides”.

DeVaun joined Bridgeway Solutions in the fall of 2014 and quickly became the company’s driving force for the Salamander Solutions within the region. From DPRs in North Carolina, to state-wide adoption in South Carolina, and rapidly increasing adoption in Georgia and Virginia, DeVaun has worked closely with agencies large and small to find funding resources and implement the powerful incident command solution.

As of 2017, over 17,000 agencies have access to Salamander’s TAG, TRACK and REPORT Solution. From rescue efforts for Hurricane Matthew, to security personnel management for sporting events like the U.S. Open, the Salamander Solution has proven to be invaluable, with enabled real-time tracking of resources. Salamander’s latest editions allow responders to check-in as they are in route to an incident, commanders to know exactly who is on-scene and what their qualifications are, and when all is safely secured, to enable comprehensive reporting for maximum reimbursement from FEMA and other support agencies.

For additional information on Salamander Technologies visit or To arrange a webinar or demo, contact Rob DeVaun at 919-616-7495.


On February 27, 2017, MyNorth released an artile on Salamander Technologies, an OrangeHook Company, titled "Salamander Technologies: A TC Company On The Front Lines Across The US".

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The Vermont Vigilant Guard Exercise 2016, a multi-agency accountability test using Salamander solutions, demonstrated an accurate and interoperable personnel accountability system for all responders. Participating agencies included Vermont Task Force 1, Vermont Urban Search and Rescue, Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue and Illinois Urban Search and Rescue.

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On January 20, 2017, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announces “South Dakota's fancy, new concealed carry permit card” utilizing the Salamander identification solution.

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TC company's technology keeps track of first responders at Tennessee fire scene

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