Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Paul Doherty 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 


The Innovative PIO:  Tools & Best Practices for Technology-Enabling Public Information

Join us for this virtual seminar to learn about the latest innovative tools and best practices for technology-enabling your public information workflows - to equip your citizens with life-saving incident information.

This PrepTech Talk will offer you an opportunity to see examples of effective public information maps, learn best practices, and gain tools for building your own solutions and operational game plans for producing and maintaining live public information maps and apps. Through this seminar, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the common challenges and solutions associated with public information in support of emergency management. 
  • Listen to real-world stories from local Public Information Officers on how they are embracing innovative technology and the positive impact they are having.
  • Learn how you can replicate these best practices from the field to raise the discussion and foster adoption of the latest technology for public information.
  • Gain access to the latest tools and best practices that you can start using today in your agencies. 

Who Should Participate?

  • Emergency Managers and Public Information Officers (PIOs): All emergency management staff involved in the collection, verification, coordination, or dissemination of community information to the public.
  • GIS Specialists and Technology Information Specialists are highly encouraged to attend, in conjunction with their PIO and incident command/support staff.


  • Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management, City of Nashua, NH
  • Lauren Childress, Public Information Officer, Douglas County, CO
  • Joel Hansen, GIS Services Manager, Douglas County, CO
  • Paul Doherty, Director - Technology Innovation, NAPSG Foundation


This is a follow-up seminar from the December 2019 PrepTech Talk titled "Situational Awareness for the Living Room." Be sure to access and view the materials and recording from that seminar as technical resources. -