ClearNova Inc. to provide technology to help train, inform and deploy first responders
ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 5 — Wayne County, Michigan, has contracted ClearNova Inc. to assist in building a comprehensive, web-based remote training system for the County’s Department of Homeland Security. ClearNova will work with the County to build and implement a solution using ClearNova’s ThinkCAP 6.0 application development platform.
The system will provide a web-based training system that will link and coordinate the various agencies and first-responders in Wayne County. Training materials such as courses, manuals and certifications will be available online through both the Internet and the County’s Intranet, and linked to a central server where data and materials can be compiled, analyzed and evaluated. Accreditations for successful participants will also be issued and catalogued by the system.
In moving its entire training program to the web, Wayne County is ensuring that all of its first responders are tightly coordinated and that all training materials are up-to-date and easily accessible to trainees and instructors.
“We are committed to protecting our citizens by having the best trained and best informed emergency response services anywhere in the country and this learning system will help us reach the highest level of proficiency,” said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. “ClearNova’s application development experience, combined with the ThinkCAP platform, enables us build this system in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner, while ensuring the best possible learning environment for our first responder professionals.”
“The ThinkCAP application development platform is ideally suited to quickly and cost-effectively implement a complex project like this one and we are pleased that Homeland Security officials in Wayne County have placed their trust in us,” said Byron Matheson, CEO of ClearNova. “We firmly believe that this training system could be replicated and implemented by forward-thinking homeland security departments throughout the country, and on the federal level.”
About The Training System
In addition to the host server, the training system will include secondary servers that provide the actual training materials, assessment tests and reviews and then distribute them to the personnel taking the courses via network-connected laptops. Course material will be created and updated by system administrators, who will also use the system to analyze and grade tests and generate management reports.
Specific components of the system include:
— Learning Module — the front-end interface that enables trainees to log
on to the system and take training courses.
— Learning Module Builder — the front-end interface that allows system
and course administrators to manage the Learning Modules.
— Group Administration Tools — a set of tools that enable easy updates
to the course materials.
— Client Side Administration Tools — a set of tools that permit Course
Administrators to manage the training process, including coordinating
students and test results.
The system will also include, the ability to output course materials on CD-ROM and provide interfaces to external systems to exchange course, trainer, and testing data.
About Wayne County — Department of Homeland Security
Wayne County’s Homeland Security Department is part of the Emergency Management Division, which takes the lead role in coordinating the County’s responsibility to plan, analyze, conduct and maintain programs to preserve and protect lives and property from major emergencies and disasters of all types.
In this capacity, it maintains a current adequate emergency management program for the County of Wayne and all participating local municipalities.
Wayne County is located in southeastern Michigan, encompassing approximately 623 square miles. It is made up of 33 cities, including the city of Detroit, 10 townships, one village and 41 public school districts. Its population of approximately 2.1 million makes it the most populous county in the State of Michigan and the eleventh most populous county in the Nation.
ThinkCAP is a high productivity environment for building Web-based business applications. It includes intuitive visual designers for all elements of modern Web applications including user interface, application flow, data access, content management, security, Web services, and legacy integration.
ClearNova, based in Alpharetta, part of Georgia’s growing technology corridor, provides rapid application development software and expertise to power and deliver today’s complex Web-based business applications.