Presentation on theme: "January 2011 National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Presentation to the Geospatial World Forum."— Presentation transcript:
January 2011 National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Presentation to the Geospatial World Forum
Public safety and homeland security organizations have access to and know how to use geospatial technology for preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
To advance the public safety and homeland security communities in data interoperability, information sharing, and connectivity through geospatial technology, in support of local and national preparedness goals.
NAPSG Alliance was formed in 2005 Steering committee created Foundation in 2008 Alliance involves multiple public safety sectors ◦ Law, fire, emergency mgt, health, dispatch, etc.
Independent organization governed by Board of Directors ◦ 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit Governance – Public Safety focused Board ◦ Chairman, Keith Richter – Fire Chief, Orange County Fire Authority ◦ Vice Chairman, Rand Napoli – ret. Florida State Fire Marshal ◦ Secretary – Paul Brooks – Executive Director, Center for Public Safety Excellence ◦ Treasurer – Jim Smalley – ret. National Fire Protection Association ◦ Director – Clark Kimerer – Deputy Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department ◦ Director – Charles Werner – Fire Chief, Charlottesville Fire Department ◦ Director – Manuel Rios – Senior Vice President of Underwriting, USAA Insurance ◦ Director – Robert Fronczak – Vice President, Association of American Railroads
Outreach, Education & Training ◦ Regional Coordination ◦ Cross-Boundary & Multi-Agency Projects Information Clearinghouse ◦ Tools, Resources, Best Practices ◦ https://sites.google.com/a/publicsafetygis.org/napsgcolla borate/ https://sites.google.com/a/publicsafetygis.org/napsgcolla borate/ Mentorship & Technical Assistance Policy Research & Guidance
National Practitioner Network 3,000+ local, tribal, state, Federal Regional Leadership Teams (Currently 9 Regions) Board of Directors Senior Executive Leadership Council
1,136 public safety practitioners reached for in-person education & training on GIS This education and training was held regionally and covered 23 states Our national practitioner network defines annual training priorities: ◦ Interdisciplinary regional workshops on information sharing ◦ Robust virtual collaboration & resource portal ◦ Technical Assistance to develop & implement regional information sharing projects
4 Interdisciplinary & multi-state workshops complete 410+ practitioners participated Participants represented 11 different states 82% represented local, county, tribal, or state government 85% reported that they gained a clear vision for the next steps to implement new GIS capabilities in their agencies.
Hosted 12 fire/ems workshops in ◦ 6 regions, 1 workshop held in each region each year 662 practitioners participated in workshops Highlight best practices in GIS for fire & EMS Identify common challenges & capability gaps Facilitated by Regional Leadership Teams ◦ Chief Officers, Firefighters, EMS, Fire GIS Managers
6 train-the-trainer sessions completed in 2010 385 practitioners participated Participants represented 15 states 50% represented local emergency responders Funded under 2009 Grant from US Dept. of Homeland Security Grant ◦ https://sites.google.com/a/publicsafetygis.org/napsgcoll aborate/training-materials https://sites.google.com/a/publicsafetygis.org/napsgcoll aborate/training-materials
Web-based education on homeland security data 185 state-level public safety practitioners Held at request of US DHS and US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Capabilities & Readiness Assessment Tool (CARAT) Prototype tool to help local agencies understand what they know & don’t know about starting or expanding a GIS GIS Standard Operating Guidance for Multi-Agency Coordination A template to support national GIS standards, improving communication during emergency operations Social Media for Outreach & Awareness Twitter You Tube -