Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Launches Interactive Web Site
February 7, 2005 -- The Oklahoma Department of
Emergency Management (OEM) launched a new Web site that gives the
public access to valuable information about emergency management
resources and services across the state.
Web site helps agency staff to distribute timely information in the
event of a disaster. Agency staff can use a Web-based administrative
tool enabling the creation of pages or news releases on the site from
any computer with Internet access. The administrative tool was designed
to speed the release of valuable informatin and tools to the public and
enable such maintenance outside of a traditional office location.
addition to the Web site, the public or emergency managers at any level
of government can search a database of training events offered through
the Department of Emergency Management or the Office of Homeland
Security. Emergency managers may also submit emergency management or
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) events for inclusion in the
"As another severe
weather season draws near, we are reminded how essential it is to keep
the public informed," said Albert Ashwood, OEM director. "The new Web
site lets up keep the public informed in a quick, efficient manner."
Web site is the result of a partnership between OEM and OK.gov,
Oklahoma's official Web site managed by eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:
"The Emergency Management Web site
is modeled after OK.gov," said Lisa Counts, OK.gov general manager. "By
providing simple navigation and access to new content, OEM is working
to serve the public through effective means."
built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and
partners with state agencies to bring new government services online.
OK.gov is managed by eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).
manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The
company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and
businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides
eGovernment solutions for 1,500 state and local agencies that serve
more than 51 million people in the United States. Additional
information is available at www.nicusa.com.