Virtual Training
    Enhancing Mission Critical Decision Making: Understanding Core Information Requirements


Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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This is an online event. 
Free - no cost to register and participate.


Rebecca Harned 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation is hosting a virtual training session to provide Public Safety Leaders and Decision Makers with knowledge and skills to understand and apply core information requirements to GIS and technology-based decision support tools and solutions.

As leaders in public safety, the decisions we make every day have life saving implications. Our operating environment is increasingly complex as we face harsher weather events, human-caused threats, and cascading consequences. One of the most valuable capabilities we can use to enhance our decision making process is analytics-driven decision support tools. However, the foundation to any decision making tool or solution must start with clearly defining our Core Information Requirements.

In order for technology and tools to support our needs in mission critical decision making, we have to understand and communicate our core information requirements to the GIS and technology staff. This virtual training will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about a common framework for developing your agency's core information requirements, starting with the decisions you make in routine incidents and larger-scale disasters.
  • Gain insight on national core information requirements for mutual aid consistent for all hazards and threats.
  • Learn about the national flood-specific core information requirements.
  • Develop strategies for communicating your information needs to GIS staff and technologists, so they can provide you with the most effective decision support tools and solutions.
  • Contribute feedback and ideas to further refine NAPSG Foundation's work on core information requirements for mutual aid decision making.

Who Should Participate:

This virtual training is designed for Public Safety Leaders and Decision Makers from all levels of government and disciplines, including but not limited to: emergency management, fire service, EMS, search & rescue, law enforcement, fusion centers, mass care, and public works.

GIS Staff and Technologists who directly support Public Safety Leaders and Decision Makers are also encouraged to participate as a means to develop a deeper understanding of the core information requirements that feed into GIS and technology tools and solutions.

Register today for this no-cost Virtual Training!