For over 25 years, Haystax has been the provider of world-class commercial software products for direct use by individuals in the agencies charged with protecting our communities, cities, and country. Thus, our product is one of the most widely deployed risk management software solutions, used by school, law enforcement, fire, emergency management, and other government agencies across the United States.
Emergency management agencies face a wide array of challenges, from planning for many different kinds of crises to coordinating with multiple stakeholders across broad geographic areas under stressful response conditions.
Haystax offers an operationally-proven cloud-based tool that gives EM agencies complete control over planning and coordination, both in command and operations centers and out in the field.
There are web apps for scheduling emergency drills, designating shelters and evacuation routes and monitoring social media and digital news feeds. Mobile apps are used to conduct vulnerability assessments, submit incident alerts and report damage. A digital map integrates weather, traffic, CAD, video and other third-party feeds and displays the data in context with critical assets, for added situational awareness.
Haystax pioneered the risk-based approach to disaster preparedness. Our cloud-based Haystax for Emergency Management suite of software applications is now one of the most widely deployed and trusted systems for collecting pre-planning data on critical assets and resources, and for conducting threat and vulnerability assessments on schools, hospitals and other critical infrastructure assets. Equipped with all-hazard risk information, emergency managers can conduct locally- and regionally-relevant planning exercises and drills, adopt measures to protect people and property in advance of a disaster and be prepared to deploy the right response personnel at a moment’s notice.
Improve response coordination
Having the capacity to manage and share information across agencies and jurisdictions in real time is essential for prioritizing and coordinating actions during crisis responses. Haystax has developed situational awareness and tactical resource management tools to help EM decision-makers view information from an extensive array of sources and distill the most relevant data into easy-to-understand insights. For example, our mobile apps speed communications between remote teams and command posts, help track prepositioned resources and allow field personnel to quickly share photos and reports with senior managers and partner agencies. Our goal is to empower emergency managers to make confident information-driven decisions in high-pressure situations.
Effectively manage recovery operations
Our rapid damage assessment app enables users to capture and share geolocated documentation of debris and damage to residential, governmental or commercial facilities in real time, facilitating situational awareness during the recovery phase. Haystax mobile solutions allow on-site assessors to answer questions and capture information in “offline mode,” independent of satellite or WiFi connectivity. The information captured in our mobile solutions is documented in a web-based system to support recovery processes, including individual assistance and public assistance, and to facilitate automated reports throughout the recovery phase.