National Alliance for
Public Safety GIS
Foundation
A consortium of national
organizations representing local
government, public safety, and
health professionals with a share...
Partner Organizations
Partner Organizations
NAPSG Foundation
• Operational arm supporting the Alliance
• Independent organization with separate
Board of Directors ...
Foundation Mission
…to serve as a unified voice in the
advancement of public safety
education and research that
overco...
Foundation Objectives
• Develop a national professional GIS preparedness capability
for public safety.
• Support state a...
2009 Projects
• Supported development of “How to Build a
GIS for Your Fire Department”
• Scoped plan to deliver a fire G...
2010 Projects
• Convene selected public safety leaders to hold a “GIS
for Public Safety Training Summit”
– Purpose: t...
Contact us:
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS
Foundation
Phone 202-896-1711
www.pub...
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Napsg General Presentation

This is a general description of the Foundation and it\'s role and activities.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Napsg General Presentation

  • 1. National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
  • 2. A consortium of national organizations representing local government, public safety, and health professionals with a shared vision of advancing the effective use of GIS for public safety.
  • 3. Partner Organizations
  • 4. Partner Organizations
  • 5. NAPSG Foundation • Operational arm supporting the Alliance • Independent organization with separate Board of Directors and governance structure • 501(c)(3) non-profit • Supports and advances the vision of the Alliance • Focus on developing and deploying projects at the local and regional levels
  • 6. Foundation Mission …to serve as a unified voice in the advancement of public safety education and research that overcomes challenges facing the public safety community in implementing GIS programs that effectively support local and national preparedness goals.
  • 7. Foundation Objectives • Develop a national professional GIS preparedness capability for public safety. • Support state and local emergency response communities in the use of GIS for disaster preparedness and response, data gathering, & sharing infrastructure protection and other homeland security priorities. • Support the goals of existing state and federal geospatial data sharing programs. • Encourage and enhance the coordination of emergency operations related GIS activities. • Provide subject matter expertise to agencies involved in the development of collaborative models, grants and programmatic initiatives for public safety agencies. • Support research and partnerships for full-scale project implementation and in-depth evaluations.
  • 8. 2009 Projects • Supported development of “How to Build a GIS for Your Fire Department” • Scoped plan to deliver a fire GIS training and mentorship program focused on tactical uses • Delivery of 6 Fire/EMS User Group Meetings throughout the US • Coordinated with DHS Science & Technology Directorate to set-up the GIS Working Group under the Virtual USA initiative. – Facilitated the development of a framework for a “National Strategy to Operationalize GIS”
  • 9. 2010 Projects • Convene selected public safety leaders to hold a “GIS for Public Safety Training Summit” – Purpose: to determine public safety needs (and plan to address needs) for training around GIS • Coordinate the prototype development of a “Capability & Readiness Assessment Tool” – Purpose: locals will use the web-based tool to evaluate their existing GIS capabilities, identify gaps, and determine next steps • Deliver a Spring 2010 series of Fire/EMS GIS User Group Meetings • Support existing and new state and local GIS-related projects that advance operational use • Continue to support DHS with the Virtual USA GIS Working Group
  • 10. Contact us: National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Phone 202-896-1711 www.publicsafetygis.org POC – Rebecca Harned rharned@publicsafetygis.org

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