Public Safety/NG911 Working Group

Purpose:  The purpose of the Public Safety / NG 9-1-1 Working Group is to educate, inform and work toward GIS solutions in Public Safety and Next Gen 9-1-1 to all stakeholders in the Public Safety Community throughout the state.

Objectives

  • To identify the key stakeholders for each county/municipality that will play a role in the development and implementation of NG 9-1-1
  • To educate and inform those key stakeholders on the GIS component of NG 9-1-1
  • Work with the stakeholders to develop common workflows for editing and maintaining GIS data for NG 9-1-1
  • Identify funding sources for implementation of NG 9-1-1
  • To identify business case(s) / best practices that can improve the development and implementation of NG 9-1-1 for GIS
  • To work on other Public safety GIS concerns in all discipline including but not limited to Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire and Police.
  • To continue to support the key stakeholders after NG 9-1-1 implementation
  • To advocate to State and local government officials on Public Safety/Homeland Security/GIS community issues and concerns that affect this user community and to the safety of the citizens in the State of Maryland.

Product – The products for this working group will be GIS support and solutions for the Public Safety Community and NG 9-1-1 implementation.

Participants

At a minimum, the working group should include representatives from:

  • Public Safety / 9-1-1 Community
  • Emergency Management Community
  • State of Maryland
  • County
  • Municipal
  • Regional
  • Private Sector

Future Participants will include:

  • Cross State Participants

Organization and Process

Monthly Meetings at first to determine Organization

  • Organization will determine when meetings will occur.  If a workgroup is divided into regions, then there might be monthly regional meeting with Working group meetings every 2 months
  • Much will be dependent on the ENSB (Maryland Emergency Numbers System Board) RFP.

For more information contact: Peter Hanna - msgicps911wg@gmail.com

For meeting notes and a map of identified GIS contacts: NG 9-1-1 Working Group 1/24/2017