TIFF – To Inform Families First was founded by Christine Olson, the mother of Tiffiany, a young woman killed in a traffic accident in 2005. Christine did not learn of this tragedy until 6 and a half hours after the accident happened.
Reflecting on Tiffiany's accident and the agony it caused inspired Christine to ensure other families never need suffer the same situation. Christine dedicated her efforts to design an emergency contact database system that would allow law enforcement officers to instantly retrieve information needed to notify loved ones upon an emergency.
With the support of then Florida State Representative Bill Galvano (currently president of the Florida Senate), the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and law enforcement agencies, a voluntary Emergency Contact Information program went into effect on October 2, 2006 in the state of Florida.
Christine Olson proudly registered as the first individual in the TIFF system. The program has since been adopted in 14 more states and countiny.