Baron Announces Partnership with Team Rubicon
Will provide BaronThreatNet.com’s technology to aid disaster response teams
Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces its new partnership with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Baron is providing Team Rubicon with professional weather forecasting and monitoring tools through its BaronThreatNet.com product. Key features allow users to pinpoint weather hazards by location, track storms, view forecasts and set up custom alerts including Baron exclusive location-based Pinpoint Alerting and standard alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Baron’s Threat Net suite is unmatched in the public safety and weather monitoring space. Threat Net incorporates three easy ways to track inclement weather: web portal, custom alerts, and mobile app capability. The fully-featured web portal weather monitoring system provides street level views and the ability to layer numerous data products. Threat Net also offers a mobile companion application for iOS and Android which allows access to real-time weather monitoring on the go.
Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, both in the U.S. and abroad. By engaging veterans, Team Rubicon provides a renewed sense of purpose, community and identity. The organization was founded by military veterans who realized the skills that saved lives on the battlefield — emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership — are invaluable in disaster zones. Baron’s Threat Net product will give Team Rubicon another powerful tool to aid them in their mission to serve communities in need. “Since our founding in 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to more than 275 disasters across the world. Partnering with Baron enables our team to monitor and evaluate severe weather with greater accuracy and efficiency, as we continue to scale our ability to respond,” said William Porter, Team Rubicon’s Operational Planning Manager.
Important features of BaronThreatNet.com that will be invaluable to Team Rubicon’s efforts include: desktop computer, operations displays, tablets, phones, and smart watch accessibility; high resolution, fully customizable mapping which allows for severe weather monitoring down to street level; user-friendly navigation allowing for easy point-and-click data capture; a full-screen interactive mode which provides unmatched visualization and enables users to quickly scan, monitor, and investigate all weather threats on a single screen; and detailed data and visual monitoring on precipitation and forecasted road conditions and hazards, an exclusive Baron product featuring data on severe weather threats such as damaging winds, hail, and flooding.
“Baron Weather is pleased to provide Team Rubicon with the highest resolution forecast and weather detection tools in the industry,” stated Glen Denny, President, Enterprise Solutions. “Our mission of protecting people and assets matches TR’s mission of helping those affected by adverse conditions. Baron’s decades long history of serving first responders continues with our service to the men and women who serve through Team Rubicon.”
Update: Baron Meteorologist Dan Gallagher joined Team Rubicon staff in their national Operations Center in Texas to aid in plans for Hurricane Florence. Read more here.