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Workshop to Define Information Needed by Emergency Responders During Building Emergencies.


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Jones, W. W.; Holmberg, D. G.; Davis, W. D.; Bushby, S. T.; Reed, K. A.

NISTIR 7193; 34 p. January 2005.

Workshop to Define Information Needed by Emergency Responders During Building Emergencies. Proceedings. May 3, 2004, Gaithersburg, MD, 2005.

Keywords:

first responders; emergency responders; emergency response; emergency preparedness; building information; fire alarm systems; fire detection; homeland security

Abstract:

On May 3, 2004, NIST conducted a workshop to identify information needs for emergency responders during building emergencies. The workshop brought together emergency responders with the goals of sharing the vision of how the availability of building information can impact emergency response, and to gain from attendees guidance on what specific building information would be of greatest benefit to public safety officials, as well as how best to present it, and with what security measures. Prior to the workshop, NIST prepared a draft white paper detailing information needs of first responders at different times for different emergencies. During the workshop, the draft white paper served as a starting point for discussion with fire, police, and emergency medical responders. Based on workshop input, the white paper was both confirmed and extended. The revised paper is incorporated into this report.

Selected Papers

Perspective of the NIST Office of Law Enforcement.
Higgins, K. M. Future Information Needs for the Fire Service.
Coleman, R. J. Interoperability and Standardization for First Responders.
Leson, J. Responder Knowledge Base for Police and Fire.
Hewitt, D. O.