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#2 Jun 14, 2007
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Since: Jun 07

Bailey, Colorado

#3 Jun 15, 2007
TOOL wrote:
Learn to Swim
WHAT are you talking about?


Since: Jun 07

Bailey, Colorado

#4 Jun 15, 2007
I think everyone every fire department or rescue crews even Search and Rescue should have ID cards for Disaster that they where. Any organizations that go and do dissasters.

Even Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxillary should have a State Identification card that would let them into a disaster area.

Even if its a major fire and they need people for traffic or evacuation then yes. If its something like 911 then thats a diffrent story unless away from the disaster area helping with traffic or something else.

Wayne Anderson

Aurora, CO

#5 Jun 15, 2007
It really looks like the same old story. Joe XYZ from ABC agency issues barcodes because they are cheap and easy to find and some contractor did a nice little song and dance for them. When you look at the technology, its pretty basic and easy to read. You pull card data and you instantly have a name, birth date, and last 4 of the social. Nice head start on some credit accounts, me thinks. These days, add a Google search and a couple of white pages listings and you are well on your way…

On the other hand, yeah smart card technology is a little more expensive but if someone thinks they are going to be able to issue responder credentialing on anything OTHER than a chip-embedded platform with FIPS compliance and have it readable/recognized outside of the immediate issuance area, they need to re-examine history with emergency management as well as both applicable presidential directives and FEMA requirements.

I personally wholeheartedly support federated identification effort surrounding building a recognized credentialing system.

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