Presentation on theme: "Building Disaster Resiliency through an Integrated Critical Infrastructure Alerting Program Daniel Stevens Manager, Emergency Planning."— Presentation transcript:
Building Disaster Resiliency through an Integrated Critical Infrastructure Alerting Program Daniel Stevens Manager, Emergency Planning
Background and project overview Demonstration – Vancouver 2010 Lessons learned and next steps Q&A
Integrating Situational Awareness Three parts: Critical Infrastructure Alert Publishing Emergency Information Data Publishing Road Impact Data Publishing
Integrating Situational Awareness Collaborators City of Vancouver EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc. E-Comm 911 GeoConnections (Federal Government) GeoBC (Provincial Government) Translink
Critical Infrastructure Those physical resources, services, and information technology facilities, networks and assets which, if disrupted or destroyed, would have a serious impact on the operation of an organization, industry sector, community, region or government. -Public Safety Canada
Problem Situational awareness What is happening that may impact the critical infrastructure I manage?
Emergency Response Structure in British Columbia Agency Dispatch (Police, Fire, Ambulance, etc.) ICP PREOC PROVINCIAL REGIONAL COORDINATION Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre(s) PECC PROVINCIAL CENTRAL COORDINATION Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre EOC SITE SUPPORT Emergency Operations Centre(s) E-Comm & Others Critical Infrastructure Operators
Considerations Information overload: situational awareness - relevant, unobtrusive, and timely Day-to-day benefit Low or no learning curve Automatic and manual alerting Geospatial view (COP) Security of CI data Security of incident data Scalability
Solution Incident data source Delivery methods/ User interfaces Police CAD Fire CAD Ambulance CAD E2MV/WS E-Mail EmerGeo Nav. COP EmerGeo FusionPoint
Alert E-Mail Alert Subscriber firstname.lastname@example.org Data is simulated and does not reflect actual locations of infrastructure assets Info about the CI asset Emergency Contact: Security – 604-555-2345 email@example.com ALERT
Use during 2010 Winter Olympic Games Office of Emergency Management tested system Used to alert of moderate to severe motor vehicle incidents on roads with Olympic Lanes
Benefit – relevant information Alerts are targeted – not everyone gets the same alerts
Benefit – Low learning curve and day-to-day use No need for user to take a course or do anything other than check e-mail Actionable information can be included in e-mail Day-to-day use, not only for disasters.
Benefits – Geospatial View Includes ability to log-in and see what’s going on via Common Operating Picture (COP).
Lessons Learned Data mapping between systems Avoid black box Data agreements just as complex as technical development Work closely with developers and data providers to minimize misunderstandings
Conclusion and Next Steps Use by OEM Staff and Emergency Social Services Fine-tune criteria for issuing alerts Roll-out alerting to all COV CI owners Pilot alerting with external CI owners Add additional incident data sources Pilot use for upcoming planned events Expand to other alerting methods (e.g. SMS, via CAP-CP capable systems)