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1 January 2011 National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Presentation to the Geospatial World Forum

2  Public safety and homeland security organizations have access to and know how to use geospatial technology for preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

3  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.

4  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.

5  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

6  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

7 National Practitioner Network 3,000+ local, tribal, state, Federal Regional Leadership Teams (Currently 9 Regions) Board of Directors Senior Executive Leadership Council

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9  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

10  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.

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12  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

13  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

14  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 -

15  NAPSG Website  NAPSG Information Clearinghouse https://sites.google.com/a/public safetygis.org/napsgcollaborate/ https://sites.google.com/a/public safetygis.org/napsgcollaborate/


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