Human Resources

Do you have a designated geospatial team that is regularly deployed in your EOC for emergencies?

Have you developed an organizational structure for your team that defines the roles of team members (manager, liaison, and technical support staff)?

Does your organization have a geospatial team (away team) that you can deploy to incident sites to assist in emergency response?

Does your organization have a geospatial modeling team established, with scientific expertise in developing various models for plume analysis, hurricane surges, flooding, etc.?

(For state GIS coordinators and the state emergency management agency) Have you worked together to develop a list of additional geospatial professionals (volunteers) in your state (along with their areas of expertise and around-the-clock contact information) who can be called upon to assist in an emergency?

(For state GIS coordinators and the state emergency management agency) Have you worked together to develop a secure web site to distribute this information to authorized users?

Training

Is the use of geospatial data and tools included as part of your emergency training exercises?

Are these exercises conducted more than once a year?

Do your emergency response professionals understand the capabilities that geospatial data and tools offer to improve their ability to plan for and respond to incidents?

Have you established a training program for your first responders and emergency management decision makers on the use of geospatial data and tools in their workflow and decision-making processes?

Are the first responders and emergency management decision makers trained on this at least once a year?

Have you established a training program for your geospatial team in emergency management organization concepts and operational procedures?

Are these responders trained on this at least once a year?

Have you established a training program for your geospatial team in the use of geospatial data and tools during a disaster?

Is the team trained on this more than once a year?



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