Fighting Fire With Data: The National Emergency Response Information System

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is leading a national effort to develop and launch a new interoperable fire information and innovative analytics platform known as the National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS).

Join experts from USFA, Fire Safety Research Institute, and DHS Science & Technology to learn how NERIS will empower the fire and emergency services community with robust data analytics and geospatial tools.

In this webinar, attendees will gain a basic understanding of the new National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS), which will be launching in 2024.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn about the core features and functionality that will be available through NERIS.
  • Gain insights on how you’ll be able to use the system and apply NERIS-derived data and analytics to support GIS-based risk assessments, risk reduction efforts, mitigation strategies, and planning efforts.
  • Develop a plan for onboarding your department or organization onto NERIS and ways to implement NERIS capabilities organization-wide.
  • Engage directly with the NERIS team, and contribute ideas on enhancing the platform.

Target Audience:

  • Public Safety Leaders
  • First Responders


  • Rebecca Harned, Advisor, U.S. Fire Administration
  • David Alexander, Senior Science Advisor, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
  • (ret.) Chief Tom Jenkins, Senior Advisor, Fire Safety Research Institute
  • Craig Weinschenk, Principal Investigator, Fire Safety Research Institute

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