Assisting cert community in emergency command, control and coordination
Signific Solution, is a minority woman owned business and has been developing applications for emergency management since 2012. Ms. Bhagyashri Chander, the founder of Signific solution has over 20 years of experience in Information technology focused on Connected car and devices. We are privileged to have the Plano CERT group as a partner in developing EC3. Special thanks to Plano CERT coordinator Ms. Judith Aubrey and Mr. Ron Moore for their guidance and cooperation.
Ms. Bhagyashri Chander – the Founder
Ms. Bhagyashri Chander, the founder of Signific Solutions has over 20 years of experience in IT and Business focused on the Connected Car and IoT devices. Ms. Chander got her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an MS in Computer Science from Oakland University in Michigan.
She has worked in several startups and Fortune 50 companies throughout her career in a variety of roles in projects in US, India and China Ms Chander is an avid supporter of promoting STEM in middle and high schools in and spend many hours volunteering her time with high school and middle school students coaching for STEM-based competitions. She is also the facilitator for the North Dallas Girls Who Code clubs.
Ms. Chander is the recipient of many awards including President’s Voluntary Service Award for 2015 and 2016. She has recently been awarded the NCWIT ( National Center for Women and Information Technology) Educator of the year award and recognized by the NSTA ( National Science Teachers Association) for her STEM-based efforts.
Ron Moore – CERT Advisor
Ron Moore retired as a Division Chief with the McKinney (TX) Fire Department. He is now employed as a Training Officer with the Prosper, TX Fire Rescue and has over 40 years of fire service & rescue experience.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science (Summa Cum Laude) and continues to travel across the country conducting customized vehicle rescue & extrication training programs for passenger vehicles, bus vehicles, and large trucks. He created and conducts a unique vehicle rescue instructor Train-the-Trainer course for fire service personnel based on NFPA 1006 & 1670 standards. As a Master Instructor for the Federal Highway Administration, Ron also presents the SHRP II Traffic Incident Management highway safety classes for police, fire/rescue, EMS, and tow/recovery operators.
Ron is the author of now over 200 published articles in his renowned University of Extrication series featured each month in Firehouse Magazine and produces a weekly training Newsletter free to any individual subscribing through the www.universityofextrication.com website.
The American Iron & Steel Institute named Ron as their “Community Hero of the Year” in 2015 for his pioneering work in educating rescue personnel about the challenges of ultra-high-strength steels in modern vehicle structures.
In 2000, Ron was awarded the “Excellence in Rescue” award by the International Association of Fire Chief’s for his work in the field of vehicle rescue and in 1984, he received the International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year award for developing the first school bus rescue training program in the United States.
Ron has just self-published his University of Extrication unique training manual titled ‘Vehicle Rescue 1-2-3’. It is a 100% completely illustrated, full-color training manual depicting step-by-step practices and procedures for accomplishing NFPA 1006 and 1670 Ops and Technician-level vehicle rescue and extrication tasks. This manual forms the basis of his Instructor Train-the-Trainer program delivered upon request at fire department locations across the country.