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Webinar: Mutual Aid Tools and Technologies for Discovering, Acquiring and Tracking Resources
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Webinar: Mutual Aid Tools and Technologies for Discovering, Acquiring and Tracking Resources

This event featured an overview of the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Integration Center (NIC) in coordinating mutual aid operations and related national policy, doctrine, and guidance (i.e. National Mutual Aid Plan). Presented by the Department of Homeland Security First Responder Group and the National Information Sharing Consortium

4/17/2014
When: April 17, 2014
Presenter: Doug Eades, Rebecca Harned, Tommy Hicks, Beth Spencer, Carol Walton

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Narrative: This webinar is presented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) First Responder Group and the National Information Sharing Consortium.

This event featured an overview of the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Integration Center (NIC) in coordinating mutual aid operations and related national policy, doctrine, and guidance (i.e. National Mutual Aid Plan). The event prepared participants to…

  • Explain the role, functionalities and user communities of EMAC OS, MASS, Mutual Aid Net, ROSS, and how to access and use these capabilities
  • Explain the value of the Mission Ready Package and how to use the MRP data model
  • Explain the purpose and functionality of the Mission Explorer/Mission Ready Package tool and how it is used to discover planned missions and MRPs
  • Explain the purpose and value of FEMA’s Resource Typing API and how to use it
  • Participate in the National Information Sharing Consortium Mutual Aid Working Group
This is the fifteenth in a series of non-GITA produced webinars that has been made available to members through an agreement which makes all previous DHS/NISC presentations available in the GITA Learning Center.

 

Presenters:

  • Doug Eades, Systems Integration Manager, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
  • Rebecca Harned, National Integration Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Tommy Hicks, Assistant Executive Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Beth Spencer, Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS), National Wildfire Coordination Group, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
  • Carol Walton, Chair of EMAC Executive Task Force, EMAC National Coordinating State, and Operations Branch Manager at Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

 

Keywords: FEMA, mutual aid operations, MRP, Mission Ready Package

 


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