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New Guidance Released on Information Sharing Standards

September 30, 2020 The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation is pleased to release the second version of the Implementation Guidance: Information Sharing Standards for Crisis Management Mutual Aid Technology. The purpose of this guidance is to serve as a simple guide on choosing the appropriate information sharing standard for the intended use,

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Guidance on Risk, Resilience, and Vulnerability Indices

Goal: Assist the emergency management/public safety community in quickly understanding: which indices are available the data and methodologies behind them their relevance for use in preparedness and response Access the Guidance One-Pager on the Guidance Understanding a community’s risk, resilience, and vulnerability is vital for effective disaster management and resource planning. In recent years, there

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Nationwide Insight on Technology-Related Roles within NIMS Structures

June 16, 2020 Updated September 23, 2020 Due to the increasing need for technology in support of emergency operations, NAPSG Foundation launched a research study in January 2020 to explore the current state of technology-related roles and functions. The goal of the research was to form a baseline understanding of how information technology, cyber security,

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Resource Management Planning Tool

March 31, 2020 NAPSG Foundation is pleased to announce that the Resource Management Planning Tool (RMPT) has been launched publicly and is available to the community at no cost. The Resource Management Planning Tool was launched to provide all local agencies with a basic capability for intelligence-driven resource management planning. RMPT was developed based on

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Situational Awareness for the Living Room

Webinar Recording Slide Deck Tech Innovation Website (prototype) On December 10th, 2019, NAPSG Foundation held its fifth PrepTech Talk titled “Situational Awareness for the Living Room: Cracking the Code on Public Information Maps.” This virtual seminar provided participants the opportunity to hear from Sonoma County, CA, on the development of their Public Information Map Game

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New Technology Preparedness Toolkits Available

NAPSG Foundation is pleased to share two new technology-focused toolkits that were recently launched and are available to the community today, as a part of NAPSG’s Safe & Resilient Toolkit. Each of the toolkits provides public safety leaders, emergency managers, and first responders with consistent guidance and resources for building and enabling the use of

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NAPSG Featured Content

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NAPSG Situational Awareness Viewer

Monitor current events and severe weather forecasts using this dynamic Situational Awareness Viewer provided by NAPSG Foundation to support incident and disaster readiness across several natural hazards nationwide. For full access to the NAPSG SA Viewer visit:  

Resource Management Dashboard Guidance

January 1, 2018 The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation released the first version of the Resource Management Dashboard Guidance. The purpose of this Guidance is to provide a consistent framework and functional specifications for developing and using location-enabled dashboard technology to support resource management. This Guidance on Resource Management (RM) Dashboards was

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NFPA Data Development & Exchange Standard Published

NFPA 950 is a brand new standard for Data Development and Exchange, published in December 2014 by  the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  NPFA 950 is a valuable resource for all departments wishing to improve the design implementation and management of technology, including but not limited to GIS.  The related document, NFPA 951, Guide for

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