Emerging Uses for GIS in the Fire Service P0512

Delivery type 2-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation
Training Specialist

Colleen Heilig

Course description

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.


Post-course requirements
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