On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation hosted a virtual training focused on “Enhancing Mission Critical Decision Making: Understanding Core Information Requirements”. This virtual training provided participants with the opportunity to: Gain awareness level knowledge on the process and national baseline for defining core information requirements to support
Guidelines and Templates
NAPSG Foundation makes available a suite of guidelines and templates available for coordinating and implementing the use of data, technology, and GIS by public safety nationwide. These guidelines are intended to serve as a shared foundation, encouraging improved communication and collaboration amongst GIS and other emergency management staff preparing for and responding to incidents.
National Flood Preparedness Guideline addresses key challenges faced by flood-prone communities. It includes key workflows and information needs of first responders to help GIS staff compile and delivery critical information at the right time to support analysis-driven decision making:
GIS Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Templates provide a set of guidelines for coordinating geospatial emergency response efforts. Provided below is a list of the existing SOP templates with links to each:
Incident-Specific SOP Template Supplements provide users with further standard operating procedures necessary for responding to specific types of incidents:
Agencies are encouraged to modify content in the templates to accommodate local and regional specific details. How these guidelines are implemented will depend on the organization and the level of government responding to the incident. In the future NAPSG will be enhancing the template to provide additional tools that aid agency-level implementation. Stay tuned!
Still Need Assistance with Public Safety Geospatial SOPs?
NAPSG also offers fee-for-service GIS SOP Technical Assistance for public safety agencies in need of support in the development and implementation of GIS SOPs. For more information contact email@example.com or by phone at 202-895-1711.
With the release of our latest SOG supplement (Tornadoes), we would like to make all these documents more accessible. Below, please find all of the NAPSG SOGs for download, all in Word format. Also included here, in PDF format, is the NAPSG SOG quick guide. NAPSG-SOG-V-3-FINAL NAPSG-TornadoSOG-Final 08-10-15 NAPSG-CoastalStormSOG-Final 5.0 – 8-21-14 NAPSG-Wildfire SOG-V1.1_2013 NAPSG-OilSpillSOG-V1.1_2013