Seattle Awarded GSN 2012 Homeland Security Award for Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program

The city of Seattle’s (WA) Common Operating Picture (COP) solution received an award for the Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program at the annual Government Security News Awards ceremonies. Seattle’s entry featured a new Enhanced Common Operating Picture platform that provides situational awareness for five different city departments (the Seattle Police Department, Fire Department, Public Utilities, City Light, and Seattle Department of Transportation) providing a system that allows them to act as a single unit during day-to-day and large scale emergencies.

Seattle teamed up with 4QTRS, LLC to provide an Enhanced Common Operating Picture Solution (eCOP). The eCOP solution allows the City to view and interact with real time and operational information from a variety of sources, including the various CAD, RMS, GIS, and radio systems in use throughout the city on one easy-to-use common operating picture screen. Also included into the eCOP is The Rhodium Incident Management Suite that will allow incident commanders and other incident staff to manage incidents in real time by tracking resource status, pre-plan information, and other critical ICS data while sharing information seamlessly with other system users.

Obtaining a common operational picture is integral when it comes to critical infrastructure protection and emergency response management. By obtaining a single identical display of operational information that’s visible across Seattle’s entire enterprise, all participating city departments can achieve dramatically improved situational awareness. A Seattle eCOP facilitates collaborative planning and enables new levels of productivity and efficiency in critical operations.

“4QTRS congratulates the City of Seattle and the entire project team. This eCOP solution is proving to be a force multiplier for responders, planners, and strategists within each of the five participating city departments in the City of Seattle,” said Ken McAllister, CEO of 4QTRS. “This eCOP solution significantly strengthens the efficiency of Seattle responders and address the needs of their innovative vision for a city-wide enhanced common operating picture.”

“We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work with 4QTRS and the City of Seattle to roll out a powerful Enhanced Common Operating Picture solution that incorporates the powerful capabilities of the Rhodium Incident Management Suite. We are confident that the solution will prove to be invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work hand in hand with the City as we continue to enhance and expand this robust platform.” says Jarret Winkelman, IRT’s Director of Sales.

About 4QTRS, LLC

4QTRS is a unique public safety software development company based out of Central Washington, specializing in information management solutions for private sector and government throughout the world. We are experienced, progressive and client-driven, striving to provide technologically advanced, easy to use solutions for our client. The 4QTRS team has a proven track record of success with over 20 years of design, development, deployment and support of leading edge information management and decision support solutions for the largest cities in America. For more information on ViewPointe, please visit,, or call 509-469-0409.

About Incident Response Technologies, Inc.

Incident Response Technologies, Inc., has been providing cloud-based solutions for public safety organizations since 2005. IRT’s flagship product, the Rhodium Incident Management Suite, is currently in use throughout the United States and Canada by Police, Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, Campus Security, and other organizations. For more information on the Rhodium Incident Management Suite, visit IRT’s website at or call (866) 260-7333.

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