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In The News

In The News


209 East Lake Shore Dr. Pre-Plans with CommandScope
September 2014 - High Rise Facilities
A 20-story luxury residential building is being pre-planned with RealView, LLC's all-digital CommandScope. In the event of a life-threatening incident, CommandScope provides all of the critical data required by first responders including construction details, ingress and egress, utility shut-offs, aerial views, detailed floor plans, contact information, hazardous materials, fire hydrant locations, adjoining properties, persons requiring special assistance, fire protection, and more.

Roosevelt University Enacts CommandScope
March 2014 - Firefighter Nation
With the implementation of CommandScope, Roosevelt University has demonstrated a strong commitment to campus safety, and a focus on providing building information to first responders in cases of emergency.

St. Louis Licenses CommandScope
March 2014 - NBC (video)
Chief Arras of the St. Louis Fire Department discusses how his department will utilize CommandScope to enhance their response by providing their first responders with critical pre-plan data on their MDC's.

CommandScope Adopted by the City of St. Louis
February 2014 - St. Louis Business Journal
The fire department is using CommandScope technology, which provides firefighters with quick access to site plans, floor plans, hazardous material details, utility shutoff locations, geographical maps, fire hydrant locations, lists of persons with special needs and other critical building and infrastructure information. The technology was built by Chicago-based RealView, a software development company that specializes in paperless mobile technology.

CommandScope Implemented By Buffalo Suburb

February 2014 - 9-1-1 Magazine
The Main-Transit Fire Department, which operates across the Buffalo, NY, suburb of Amherst, has adopted CommandScope™ to assist in saving lives and property in cases of emergencies.

Five Key Steps to Effectively Pre-Plan Your Property
December 2013 - RealView
Excellent response to emergency situations is never an accident. In order to ensure first responders are in the best position to save lives and property, all property managers must fulfill the crucial responsibility of pre-incident planning their facilities.

Park Ridge Adopts Interoperable First Responder Technology
October 2013 - Firefighter Nation
The City of Park Ridge announced today the adoption of first responder technology CommandScope to assist in saving lives and property in cases of emergencies. The Park Ridge fire department installed the tool on October 21 to cover all commercial buildings, multi-family occupancies, and higher-risk facilities such as the Lutheran General Hospital campus.

A Common View: Facility Managers Share Building Data with Emergency Responders
October 2013 - Government Technology
In an emergency, information is only useful if it's available quickly. A new tool called CommandScope enables public-private partnerships that give first responders better, faster information during emergencies. The tool is being used in universities, hotels, hospitals, office buildings, and condominiums around the country, including the DoubleTree Hotel Fort Shelby in Detroit, and Loyola University Chicago.

Detroit Hotel Adds CommandScope to Assist First Responders
September 2013 - Fire Engineering

The Fort Shelby Hotel DoubleTree is adopting RealView, LLC's CommandScope Pre-Plan technology to help protect the guests, staff and property, but also to ease the burden for Detroit's first responders. CommandScope, a pre-planning software uniquely available to both private and public entities, will make available to the Detroit fire and police departments all critical knowledge of the 203-room hotel, its 56 apartments, conference center, restaurants and grounds improving the ability to save lives, limit injuries and reduce property damage in cases of emergency.

Village of Niles, Illinois Subscribes to CommandScope
April 2013 - Press Release
A two-station fire department located just outside of Chicago subscribed to CommandScope to bolster their pre-plan efforts. The Village of Niles Fire Department has been pre-planning on paper for nearly 30 years and has decided to implement the CommandScope™ All Hazard Pre-Plan program to efficiently and effectively make all of the critical pre-plan data (which includes building construction, fire protection information, site plans, floor plans, utility shutoffs, hazardous material details, maps, photos, fire hydrant locations and more) available to their First Responders for easy and instant touch access on their Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) en route or on scene.

NBC-5 Features CommandScope at 300 S. Riverside
March 2013 - NBC News of Chicago (video)

Managers of the TOBY Award-winning hi-rise located in the heart of Chicago highlight the advantages of pre-planning their building with CommandScope.

Leamington, Ontario Implements CommandScope
October 2012 - Firehouse
The nationally accredited Leamington Fire Services Department, located in the province of Ontario, Canada, has implemented the CommandScope™ All Hazard Pre-Incident Plan program. Developed by RealView, LLC of Chicago, IL, CommandScope gives first responders access to critical pre-plan information, both on-site and en route on their Mobile Data Computers (MDC's), which includes maps, photographs, utility shutoff locations, floor plans, fire protection systems, hazardous material information, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), emergency lockdown procedures, and much more.

University of Connecticut Licenses CommandScope
September 2012 - Firefighter Nation
The University of Connecticut Fire Department (UCFD), a fully operational 24/7 department composed of four platoons of firefighters, fire inspectors and chief officers with stations located at the main campus in Storrs, Conn, and at the University's Health Center in Farmington,  today announced its implementation of the CommandScope All Hazard Pre-Incident Plan program to help protect nearly 35,000 students, staff members, patients and vistors on over 4,266 acres.

Zeller Realty Installs CommandScope in College Park
September 2012 - Firefighter Nation
Zeller Realty Group, a leading Indianapolis property management firm, announced they have installed RealView's CommandScope Electronic Fire Emergency Pre-Plan program in the seven story glass One College Park tower building, located in the heart of College Park. CommandScope includes the life/safety information required by first responders - fire and police - in the event of an incident.

Historic Chicago Building Installs CommandScope
September 2012 - Firefighter Nation

Golub & Company, one of the nation's leading property management firms with offices internationally, announced they have installed RealView's CommandScope Electronic Fire Emergency Pre-Plan program at the historic 680 North Lake Shore Drive building in Chicago.  CommandScope includes life/safety information required by first responders - fire and police - in the event of an incident.

Howard County, MD Rolls Out CommandScope

May 2012 - ABC News of Howard County (video)


Howard County, MD Embraces CommandScope For First Responders

May 2012 - 911 Magazine

The Howard County Department Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) announces it will implement the CommandScope All Hazards Pre-Plan program to help protect nearly 300,000 citizens spread across 25 communities.

Transforming Your Department's Response With Electronic Pre-Incident Planning

April 2012 - Coffee Break Training - U.S. Fire Administration

Composed by our very own Lucas Schwaller, this article distributed by FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration outlines the importance and effectiveness of electronic pre-incident planning.

Honeywell Community Bulletin

November 2011 - Honeywell Company Newsletter
Honeywell Metropolis announces that they have licensed CommandScope for City and County Fire Departments, in addition to donating Mobile Data Computers.

Honeywell-Metropolis Protects Plant With CommandScope
June 2011 - Security Products Online
As seen in Security Products Online, Honeywell-Metropolis chooses the CommandScope Pre-Plan program to aid First Responders in the protection of their plant.

Nationally Accredited Fire Department Adds CommandScope From RealView
June 2011 - Public Safety Communications Magazine
Published by the official magazine of APCO International, INC., the article announces that CommandScope is now being utilized by the Henderson, NV Fire Department to help them protect the citizens and property of their city.

CommandScope Completes FEMA's NIMS STEP Adherence
June 2011 - Public Safety Communications Magazine
Published by the official magazine of APCO International, INC., CommandScope becomes the first pre-plan program to earn accreditation as a NIMS compliant software program.

CABA Elects RealView, LLC President to Board of Directors
June 2011 - Press Release

CommandScope Emergency Pre-Plan Program Protects Three Chicago High-Rise Buildings
December 2010 - Public Safety Communications Magazine
Published by the official magazine of APCO International, INC., the article announces the protection of three historic Chicago buildings with CommandScope, RealView's emergency pre-plan program.

Student Housing Benefits From Fire/Emergency Pre Plans
August 2010 - Student Housing Business

Preparedness Key to Urban School Areas Security planning
April 2010 - Center for Homeland Defense and Security
CommandScope in the news with Park Ridge Homeland Security

Student Housing Baumhart Lobby
April 2010

Making New-Age Plans
March 2010 - Fire Rescue Magazine
The fire service is slowly but surely embracing new technology to expedite fireground operations. One type of technology that can greatly improve overall response: digital pre-plans. Digital pre-plans can be used while en route to the scene and while on the scene. They allow responders to have updated building plans at their fingertips-information that can alert firefighters to pre-existing hazards and save lives.

Electronic Pre-Plans, Improved Protection
February 2010 - Heartland Real Estate Business
In a crisis, emergency personnel need comprehensive information about a building and fast. And although society is decades past the typewriter and rotary phone, the vast majority of fire and emergency pre-plans for buildings are still on paper.

Campus Fires Prevent to Protect
November 2009 - UniversityBusiness.com
Awareness programs, community collaborations, and fire prevention technology can minimize incident numbers and the severity of campus fires.

Loyola University Digitizes Campus Plans for 9-1-1
September 2009 - Public Safety Communications
Loyal University in Chicago recently became the first college in the U.S. to digitize plans of its entire campus in ease of an emergency. According to National Fire Protection Association, more than 3,000 fire occur on college campuses every year making digital access to campus plans a real asset for emergency responders.

News and Information About Public Safety Communications
July 2009 - DISPATCH Magazine Online
With CommandScope, university personnel, fIrefIghters and other fIrst responders will have immediate access to accurate and critical building information at the security desk or on scene of the emergency.

Loyola University First in U.S. to launch Electronic Preplan Program for Fire Emergencies
June 2009 - FireRescue eNews
Loyola University Chicago today announced the launch of its use of CommandScope Electronic Pre-Plan software by RealView, making it the fIrst university in the U.S. to implement a fully electronic pre-plan to help lessen property damage and prevent loss of lives as a result of campus fires.

Lincoln Property Company Installs Electronic Fire/Emergency Pre-Plan Program in Major High Rise
November 2009 - International Facility Management Association
Lincoln Property Company, one of the nation's largest property management firms with offices internationally, announced they have installed RealView's CommandScopeTM Electronic Fire Emergency Pre-Plan program at the new Private Bank Headquarters building located at 120 South LaSalle Street.

Loyola University Launches Fire Emergencies Program
June 2009 - Campus Safety Magazine
Loyola University Chicago has announced the launch of its use of CommandScope Electronic Pre-Plan software by RealView, making it the first university in the U.S. to implement a fully electronic pre-plan to help lessen property damage and prevent loss of lives as a result of campus fires.

$3 Billion in Preparedness Grant Programs
November 2008 - Department of Homeland Security
State and local governments can apply for preparedness grants from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS announced more than $3 billion is available to strengthen our nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond and recover major disasters, terrorist attacks or other emergencies.

Technology Adds to Firefighting Toolbox
November 2008 - Charleston Post & Courier
Alarms sound and firefighters race through the night to a burning building along a crowded commercial strip. Adrenalin runs high. Every minute counts...

Fire preplans save assets and lives in highrise structures
April 2007 - Highrise Technology Report
There are many reasons why fire departments maintain pre-plans for commercial buildings. Firefighter safety, building familiarisation, code compliance, and regulatory requirements are some of the most common reasons pre-plans are completed.

Fire Pre-plans Save Assets and Lives in Highrise Structures
April 2007 - Fire & Rescue
There are many reasons why fire departments maintain pre-plans for commercial buildings. Firefighter safety, building familiarization, code compliance, and...