One of our core objectives is developing a national professional GIS preparedness capability for public safety and homeland security. The first step is in building this capability at the local level on a statewide or regional basis. NAPSG Foundation is dedicated to supporting local and state emergency response communities in the use of advanced technology for disaster prearedness and response, data/information gathering & sharing, infrastructure protection, and other public safety & homeland security priorities.
In every single effort we undertake (be it a state wide event, workshop, regional information sharing project) - the local and state practitioner community define the needs and agenda.
In each region across the U.S. we partner with different public safety leaders and agencies through our Regional Leadership Teams. For example, our Southern California Regional Leadership Team includes representatives from the Orange County Fire Authority, California Emergency Management Agency, City of Los Angeles Fire Department, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In the Central Mid-West our Regional Leadership Team includes the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal, City of Lincoln Police Department (NE), and the Okalhoma Council on Firefighter Training.
Our goal in local and state partnerships is to bring together the individuals with the motivation and commitment to share their experience & knowledge as a means to strengthen the capability of their communities - local, regional, and state wide.