ERT Systems was founded in 2005 by John Ellis, 25-year veteran firefighter and incident commander, and Dennis Carmichael, owner of a successful IT services company.
From his field experience, John knew that managing resources is one of the toughest challenges for an incident commander. He also knew that any solution would have to be completely automatic: responders don’t have time for “overhead” at a chaotic and busy scene.
Working with Dennis, the pair came up with a system architecture that could do just that: fully-automatic tracking, locating, and environmental monitoring, in a rapidly-deployable product. ERT Systems was founded to develop that idea into a product. A Beta version was developed and deployed to its first customer, the Macomb College Firefighter Training Facility, in mid-2006.
the company recruited Tony Mazzola, an accomplished software developer,
to be its technical director. Using feedback from the Macomb installation,
ERT Systems developed the first release version in 2007.
Since then, ERT Systems has earned a number of accolades, including: