Praetorian Digital CEO Alex Ford Named to 2014 FOLIO: 100 Honoree List
San Francisco, CA – Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, today announced that Praetorian Digital CEO Alex Ford has been named one of the 2014 FOLIO: 100 Honorees. Each year FOLIO, the leading publication serving the magazine and online media industry, recognizes the most influential, innovative and impactful media professionals in the publishing industry.
Ford was recognized in the ‘Visionaries’ category, acknowledging leaders who are driving business in surprising new directions. He was hailed alongside such media leaders as Time Inc.’s Joe Ripp and Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff.
In 1999, Ford founded Praetorian Digital to provide cutting-edge resources to help first responders and military personnel stay safer, become better informed and better protect their communities. Under his direction, Praetorian has launched more than 25 websites, including PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com, EMS1.com, CorrectionsOne.com and Military1.com. In the past year, Praetorian continued to expand across the public safety and local government markets, acquiring FireChief.com, EfficientGov.com, and Best Practices in Emergency Services. Praetorian’s properties are now visited by more than 5 million safety and security professionals every month and count more than 1.3 million registered members.
In addition, Praetorian’s Public Safety Grants Services division, which includes the websites PoliceGrantsHelp.com, FireGrantsHelp.com and EMSGrantsHelp.com, is nearing $50 million in assisted grant funding for public safety departments. The funding is critical in helping police departments, fire departments and EMS agencies to get the equipment and training they need in an era of tight budgets. Praetorian recently announced the launch of a fourth grant assistance website, GovGrantsHelp.com, which went live earlier this month. Furthermore, Praetorian’s online training division, comprised of the PoliceOne Academy and LocalGovU.com, continues to see rapid growth, delivering more than 35,000 online training courses each month and accredited in more than 30 states combined.
“It is an honor to be recognized by FOLIO Magazine among such an influential list of visionaries in the media industry,” said Ford. “At Praetorian Digital we are constantly innovating and growing. Most recently, we’ve expanded from public safety to military and local government. Our mission is to help first responders and government personnel better serve their communities and we continue to do so by developing new digital tools that will help solve real world problems for departments and municipalities worldwide.”
The 2014 FOLIO: 100 Awards Ceremony takes place October 21, 2014 during the MediaNext Conference in New York. For more information and the full list of the FOLIO: 100 honorees, please visit: http://www.medianextshow.com/awards/#honorees.
Read the full profile piece on Alex Ford here.
About Praetorian Digital
Founded in 1999, Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Our properties are visited by more than 5 million public safety and local government officials every month and count over 1.3 million first responders and government personnel as members. Praetorian owns and operates PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com, FireChief.com, EMS1.com, CorrectionsOne.com, Military1.com and EfficientGov.com as well as more than 15 topical public safety websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance. We are deeply committed to providing cutting-edge information and resources that help first responders, government officials and military personnel better protect themselves and serve their communities.
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