For many emergency response organizations, responding to an incident is strictly business and it can be a multi-million dollar business too.
The goal of information or intelligence management in a response is to produce information useful for decision makers. Information managers curate and analyze information into static and standardized reports that are hard to interact with and update with new and different data and information.
Not everyone needs to become a quant, data scientist or an expert in data management. However, it is worth brushing up on the basics of quantitative analysis, so as to understand and improve the use of data in your organization. We’ve created a brief overview of data management to get you started.
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Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) need information to function. An analogy often used when talking about real time information management is the stock market. Think about it, there was a time when you found out a stock’s price a day later in the newspaper. Today we have immediate access to the essential information needed to make important decisions about the financial markets. Emergency Operations Centers should have the same immediate access to information.
A number of advanced techniques are available for controlling oil spills and minimizing their impacts on human health and the environment. The key to effectively combating spills is careful selection and proper use of the equipment and materials best suited to the type of oil and the conditions at the spill site.
Manage all certifications and qualify members while keeping an audit trail of all previous courses. Proactive alerting will notify both your training officers and your members when a qualification they hold is about to expire. Set expectations for both requirements and preferred training for progression.
The US Coast Guard established the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) classification in response to regulatory requirements of OPA 90. OSRO is a voluntary program and was developed to assist oil handling facilities and vessels in preparing spill response plans.
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is a general term for a group of specialized rescue skills used to form a team with capabilities that include, search, medical and structural assessment capacity. Heavy USAR (HUSAR) teams locate trapped people in collapsed structures using specially trained dogs and electronic search equipment.
More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the Federal Government began collecting data on such spills. The U.S federal data does not include incidents in Canada where oil spilled from trains. Canadian authorities estimate that more than 1.5 million gallons of crude oil spilled last year.