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
Guidelines and Templates
NAPSG Foundation makes available a suite of guidelines and templates for coordinating and implementing the use of data, technology, and GIS by public safety nationwide. These tools are intended to serve as a shared foundation, encouraging improved communication and collaboration among GIS and other emergency management staff preparing for and responding to incidents.
National Mutual Aid Technology Guidance and Resources
Provided below are several resources that NAPSG Foundation has developed in partnership with local, state, and federal public safety stakeholders to support the use of advanced technology and interoperability in mutual aid technology systems.
2. Mutual Aid Information
3. 2017 National Mutual Aid Technology Exercise (NMATE)
Core Operational Information Guidelines
This suite of guidelines provide first responders and decision makers with a standardized framework for implementing Core Operational Information within decision support solutions. These guidelines bring together key decision points aligned with essential elements of information and data requirements.
- Interactive Version: https://arcg.is/u8Kji
- Print Version: Coming Soon!
2. National Flood Preparedness Guideline (2017)
3. After-Action Reports from Flood Preparedness Pilots (2018)
- North Central Colorado Regional Pilot – After-Action Report and Improvement Plan
- Charleston, South Carolina Regional Pilot – After-Action Report and Improvement Plan
- Open Data Report on Flood Preparedness Pilots V 1.0
GIS Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Templates
Provided here is a set of template SOPs for achieving agency-level and inter-agency consistency in geospatial coordination for emergency response. Provided below is a list of the 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 each 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-895-1711.
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
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