Resgrid has been steadily building momentum providing logistics, management and communication tools as a service to first responder organizations. Based out of Northern Nevada, the company recently hit a milestone, with the announcement they have been recognized as a Microsoft featured Startup, recognizing their accomplishments in this crucial area. The company has responded with enthusiasm.
First responders, like volunteer fire, career fire, EMS, search and rescue, public safety and disaster relief organizations have incredibly challenging jobs, performing dangerous tasks that save lives each and every day. Sometimes their work is done, in spite of a lack of proper technological support.
Seeing this from the inside volunteer fireman and developer Shawn Jackson, stepped up and took action. Shortly after, Resgrid was born, a logistics, management and ommunication software tool designed for first responder organizations. Resgrid, recently announced they have been featured as a Microsoft Featured Startup, a huge accomplishment for the company in its short history.
“For me this is a big deal,” commented Jackson, co-founder of Resgrid. “I’m sure Microsoft is getting tons of companies applying to be featured and they picked us, pretty cool. But I’m also excited because Resgrid currently is a very niche service, we are geared toward first responders. Most large companies, venture capitalists, investors, public relations companies and writes all want the consumer product story, the next Facebook or Twitter, which means startups like us don’t get much love. So this is very exciting. And this is just the start for Resgrid, we are looking forward to expanding our service to more first responder organizations the world over, ensuing that they all get a great service.”
Jackson and partner Jason Jarrett started Resgrid in 2012 in Carson City, NV and have supported the software with a passion and eye for detail with new updates and features being put out nearly every week since.
According to the company, the software has become incredibly popular with diverse first responder organizations. Developed to allow personnel, units and departments to more easily work together, the software puts a great many vital needs in one place, including: Personnel, Staffing, Schedules and Shifts are all easily accessed; Units, Calls, Accountability and Logs are kept visible; and important communication tools allow the users of Resgrid to log actions, take notes and manage calls, as well as dispatch, send blast/targeted messages, get call-backs and assign work. Formerly, for first responder organizations this type of information and ability to communicate were spread out and confused. Now all of this, and more, is handled within Resgrid.
Currently, Resgrid is being happily used by fire departments in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with more countries joining the list shortly.
Resgrid has been built using Microsoft Azure, as well as other Microsoft technologies. The
development team were able to use these technologies for free as part of the Microsoft BizSpark program, making their acknowledgment from Microsoft a great accomplishment for the team.
Jackson remarked, “We’re very grateful to Microsoft and the BizSpark program. It was amazing how much help we received and Microsoft deserves credit for helping startups succeed.”Microsoft article on Resgrid:
For more information be sure to visit http://resgrid.com.