Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Paul Doherty 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 

Search & Rescue in Disasters

Join us for this virtual seminar to train and gain access to a standardized suite of tools and common framework for geo-enabling search and rescue (SAR) missions for disaster response.

Who should attend?

  • Search & Rescue Personnel - Any search and rescue personnel who are interested in using or deploying geospatial tools for field data collection.
  • GIS Specialist and Tech Info Specialists - Are highly encouraged to attend in conjunction with their field operations and incident command / support staff.

Seminar Objectives

  • Learn who to contact in order to gain access to the existing field apps hosted by FEMA Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).
  • Understand how to use basic field data collection tools (Survey123 configured with the SAR and First Responder Survey template).
  • Understand how to quickly analyze and report against live field data for situational awareness.
  • Begin to develop your own geospatial game-plan and access additional resources.

Background Information

This SAR & First Responder Geospatial Toolkit is produced & maintained by NAPSG Foundation based on work done by the USAR Field Data Working Group. This is a group of search and rescue professionals who coordinate with the purpose of preparing for large-scale incidents and developing a common data schema for field data collection.