NAPSG partners with IAFC and Esri to deploy apps for Texas & Florida Hurricane Responders

January 9, 2018

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and Esri partnered to deploy an application that was used by a team from Florida sent to Texas with the purpose of collecting critical data in order to assist responders on the ground with search and rescue as well as damage assessment efforts. The information collected by the team was used to develop a “Commander’s View Dashboard” to assist responders with real-time decision making on the ground, which allows for more efficient use of resources and improved safety and incident management.

“The purpose was to provide capabilities for individual responders to document individual searches, photographic, geo-coded information on victim contact and any other information that needed to be captured,” said Tommy Hicks, IAFC’s chief programs & technology officer and assistant executive director.

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