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GIS for Fire Service & EMS Training - Free Times Six!
August 22, 2010
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The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation has announced the 2010 series of Fire Service GIS User Group Meetings - free of charge! The locations this fall include Seattle WA, San Diego CA, Parker CO, Orlando FL, Greensboro NC, and Mahwah NJ. For dates and registration, visit the NAPSG Foundation's new website and look for the Events section and map.

Following the successful Fire Service User Group meetings in 2009, the NAPSG Foundation has expanded the user group meetings to include a one-day basic GIS training session for situational awareness and fire fighter safety. The training objective is not to teach technical skills but to train fire service personnel how to operationalize GIS. The training session (provided by funding through DHS/FEMA's Grant Program Directorate for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program) includes a basic overview of fire service GIS and intermediate skills in GIS risk assessment, using regional scenarios and a hands-on search & rescue exercise.

In addition to training, participants will have the "greet and share" opportunities among fire service GIS practitioners on the second day under the guidance of a regional Leadership Team in each geographic area.


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