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Sunday, September 29 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Emergency Preparedness for GIS (Half-Day Workshop) - AICP/CM Approved 3.5

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Emergency Preparedness for GIS  (Half-Day Workshop)  
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM-12:00 Noon

Theresa (Tari) Martin, GISP, Program Specialist, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

Today, natural and man-made disasters are becoming more complex, costly, and frequent. First responders and emergency managers are relying more and more on geospatial technology to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these disasters. There is a pressing need for cross-training on the non-technical disciplines GIS staff is being asked to support. Specifically, public safety (emergency management, police and fire services) and the rigid work flows which accompany their daily duties, often prove foreign to those unfamiliar with these activities.

To accommodate their needs in a time-sensitive situation, our experience is that the key is to arm the GIS professional with enough knowledge of emergency management and first responder activities, so they can effectively discern the needs of the incident commander and quickly produce the spatial document(s) which best support decision making in an emergency.

This workshop is divided into three parts:
  • First, a brief overview of the Incident Command structure and the National Incident Management System which provide the framework under which public safety and homeland security operations occur.
  • We will introduce the Geospatial Concept of Operations and the integration of geospatial technology across the mission areas (Protection, Prevention, Mitigation, Response and Recovery).  Throughout we will show common situations at the local level specific to each discipline and showcase studies/examples of how GIS is used to support each.  
  • We will also discuss relevant data sets to public safety, resources and emerging technologies, and suggestions for the integration of GIS into their organization’s disaster preparedness planning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the roles of emergency management and the first responder disciplines and how they differ.
  • Communicate a basic understanding of the federal level emergency response structure and updates to the National Response Framework to focus on the Community Lifelines Construct.
  •    Learn best practices for supporting operators and decision-makers, coordinating at a regional level, and communicating critical information to the public.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

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Tari Martin

Program Manager, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
Tari Martin is a Program Specialist with the National Alliance of Public Safety GIS Foundation. She has a passion for finding geospatial solutions in support of public safety. Prior to NAPSG she worked at both the municipal and county levels supporting Emergency Management, Law Enforcement... Read More →

Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 18