Erie County Emergency Services is announcing a new service to the first responder community:
Credentialing of Emergency Response Personnel
Purpose of Credentialing
The purpose of credentialing is to ensure and easily validate the identity, affiliation, skill set, and/or privileges of an individual. Credentialing is critical to the incident management community so it can plan for, request, and trust resources needed for emergency assistance, plus receive personnel resources that match requests, and appropriately manage officially dispatched responders.
Erie County Emergency Services is pleased to implement a standardized credentialing program that is NIMS compliant.
NIMS credentialing provides confidence that both the requester and supplier are using the same criteria to identify personnel and alleviate this one concern when communities are struggling with the effects of a disaster. Incidents can range from large-scale terrorist attacks to catastrophic natural disasters that require interstate and intrastate deployments of mutual aid.
How it Works
These photo IDs are color coded (see below) to provide readily visible qualifications and provide enhanced card security using the addition of our unique holographic laminate. Additional features include a front and back barcode embedded with personal and medical data. This becomes a great tool to track personnel to verify on scene accountability and training.
Emergency Services with the collaboration of various Erie County Fire Companies spent many months designing a standardized ID Tag. The colors and designations have been pre-set. These cards are optional for the fire service. However, they go a long way in authenticating a responder's identity and qualifications, plus it is ideal for accountability purposes.
The ID Tag fire service colors are set as follows:
The following items will be included on the credential:
Law Enforcement and Emergency Management colors can be modified and discussed with agencies upon request.
Steps to get started:
Questions/clarifications can be directed to email@example.com and ESU Staff will be more than happy to assist.