Breakout Session 3 Community Response

Breakout Session 3
Community Response
Chair: Bruce Davis
Co-Chairs: Nalini
Venkatasubramanian, Nancy Suski
• Goals:
Community Response
– Identify challenges and opportunities associated with exploiting
community resources (both IT as well as social networking) for
emergency management
– Define the functional gaps in current UICDS capability that
prevent leverage of community resources for improved
situational awareness and emergency response.
• Issues:
– What do we mean by local IT resources and social
– How are social networks used prior to, during, and after a
– What is the technical nature of these networks?
– What risks do emergency response organizations incur by using
these networks; what are some mitigation strategies?
– How can these networks be incorporated into & facilitated by
– What is the adverse impact on network participants for
Needed Capabilities (Gaps)
Local database – parcel data, street data, infrastructure
Real time database access on evacuees – real time people tracking
Geospatial databases
Private sector database/resources needed – must be easily accessible
CAD Systems
Vet records/animal identification databases accessing smart chip technology
Population/ point in time Demographic/feature resource needed
Hospital availability and resources
“in field sensors”
Real time traffic flow data
Real time vehicle resource assessment
Emergency management decision support software
Measurements in the field that can be linked to UICDS
Evacuation plan needed by community
Modeling – “Flood maps”
NGO capability/resources
Social Networking sites/assets – blogs, portals, facebook, twitter, myspace, youtube,
Adding the social networking sites to a “Reverse 911” – “Phone trees” – used as an
information source
211 and 311 used in San Bernardino/Riverside – Emergency and Informational reasons
Governance structure
The feeling of spam
Who is going to maintain/take ownership of the
Legal liability
How to prevent dependency on this
Sharing security ideas – UICDS comes into play
Real time monitoring systems – “sensor feeds”
- Development of common reference database
- Catalogue of capabilities of each group – National
Information Exchange Model
- Common standards need to be developed for play/input –
minimum core sharing
- Incentives to participate - $$$$/technical support provided
- Implementation guidance
- User training