Emerging Uses for GIS in the Fire Service (P0512)

Training Specialist

Colleen Heilig
colleen.heilig@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1613

Curriculum: Planning & Information Management

The course provides a foundation for implementing geospatial technologies in a local emergency service agency. The value, application, and use of geospatial technologies in emergency services and the fundamental skills required for basic implementation will be addressed.

The purpose of this course is to explain the application of GIS to the fire service, within the context of planning, mitigation, response and recovery. GIS can be applied to each of the phases of crisis management and whole community planning. It may also be structured for day-to day uses.

Selection Criteria Responders with skills and knowledge of company level operations;Department members currently seeking to implement geospatial technologies; and Instructors or training officers responsible for conducting awareness level geospatial training.
Delivery Type 2-Day On-Campus
Prerequisites
ACE Recommendation
CEU's
Post-Course Requirements
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments Applications accepted through June 14, 2013. Submit the application to: NETC Admissions Office 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727 Fax: 301-447-1441 or 1658. FEMA Form 119-25-1 as well as How to Apply information is available at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/attend/apply.shtm