In 2011 our CEO was a Firefighter with a problem. He used to get SMS text messages from dispatch, but he was unable to give them a distinctive ringtone because they came from random phone numbers. MMS text messages did not have this problem but were not reliable. On one occasion, his MMS text message was so delayed that he arrived to find someone washing down the rig. He had missed the call due to faulty technology (and, honestly, my reluctance to wear a bulky old pager).
That is when he started a software project to process 911 alerts to his phone. He called it Active911. Using modern computing tech, we could make the alerting and response of emergency personnel “active” instead of passive – that is, we could track responders and take an active role in dispatch. We grew quickly from those early days, adding many new features and spreading around the world. Today Active911 is a respected leader in emergency communications and provide alerting, mapping, and scene resources for well over 300,000 first responders worldwide. Calling Western Oregon our home, we are proud to offer superior service to the many people that depend on us. Our core passion is taking care of our brother and sister responders. We are the technical wizards that support real life action heroes. It is our drive to make sure that you get the tools you need to get the job done and save lives easily and without distraction.