Developed through a joint venture by the city's Bureau of Emergency Communications
and a private/public partnership designed to accelerate the development and adoption of technology for homeland security, the program helps protect lives and property through efficient information sharing.
Under a contract with OEM, and working in cooperation with the City of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communications
, RAINS expanded the functionality of its Connect & Protect online emergency notification program to process the official tsunami and oceanic earthquake alerts to the Pacific Coast.
Connect & Protect is a secure, automated, trusted information-sharing program, a joint venture by the City of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communications
(BOEC) and Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS), a private/public partnership promoting the development and adoption of technology for homeland security.
The ability to effectively communicate across business sectors is a quantum leap for public safety," said Carl Simpson, Director, Portland 9-1-1, Bureau of Emergency Communications