Core Information Guideline Available

June 28, 2018

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation released the first version of the First Responder Core Information Guideline.

The purpose of this Guideline is to provide first responders and decision makers with a standardized framework for Core Operational Information in support of flood and other hazards.

This Guideline aligns the key decision points with essential elements of information and supporting data requirements for supporting effective decision making in floods and other types of events. By design, this guideline supports flexible, scalable, and practical implementation.

It also includes GIS Technical Implementation Guidance for GIS Staff to use in working with first responders, emergency managers, and other public safety decision makers in developing and configuring decision support tools that provide them with the core information required for preparedness, response, and recovery.

The First Responder Core Information Guideline and Technical Implementation Guidance is available in an interactive format at: https://www.napsgfoundation.org/all-resources/standard-operating-guide-templates/

This Guideline was produced with support from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), agreement number HSHQDC-16-C-B0016.