2015 Top 25
Winners:
OKI Regional Council of Governments
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
OKI Regional Council of Governments

The Regional Asset Verification and Emergency Network (RAVEN911) is an online mapping system used by first responders during emergency situations. It provides a common operating picture that creates situational awareness and displays real-time information during a disaster or emergency. RAVEN911 bridges jurisdictional boundaries when a catastrophe strikes by combining and linking 12 counties in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The creation of this system occurred in response to the extensive damage the greater Cincinnati region experienced due to windstorms associated with Hurricane Ike in 2008. At that time, emergency responders scrambled to identify essential resources because no easily accessible centralized electronic inventory of critical infrastructure existed. Additionally, emergency responders did not have consistent data when responding to emergency situations.