Critical Infrastructure Protection
Protecting and ensuring the continuity of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) are essential to any government, industry or commercial organization. Citizens rely on these things as part of their daily life, general safety and economic stability.
As an example, think about the effect of a computer problem disrupting electrical power across an entire region. The power shutdown leads to shutdown of computerized systems for everything from manufacturing and retail to communications and air conditioning. Traffic signals, airports and rail, all may be affected. And importantly, emergency services such as police and fire may be affected.
All stemming from a computer problem.
While EmerGeo obviously cannot prevent a disaster like a power outage, it can help jurisdictions become better prepared and help them respond and recover more quickly.
- Floor plans and site plans
- Hazardous materials and utility shut-off locations
- Interior/exterior building photographs and aerial views
Emergency Response Plans
- Violent intruder / Shooter
- Fire / earthquake / flood / severe weather
- Radiological event / chemical spill
- Other natural and man-made disaster response plans
- Building dimensions / occupancy trends
- Information on occupants with disabilities
- Evacuation / escape routes
- Road blocks, triage and family reunification locations
- Staging areas for community and volunteers, fire, police, SWAT teams, emergency managers, and local stakeholders
As an example, a SME is engaged to conduct an HRVCA. Using EmerGeo software, the SME gathers data on Hazards/Threats using a matrix and then defines the relative risk associated with the identified hazards or threats.
This information is then plotted on an EmerGeo Fusionpoint map, with links to the underlying reports, photos and other data gathered. By running a model based on the hazard, the resulting map overlay can quickly help identify populations at risk, critical infrastructure at risk, etc.
When disaster strikes, the EmerGeo software can send automated notifications and updates to response agencies/groups, give authorized response personnel and critical infrastructure owners maps of the area(s) affected, identify critical infrastructure and vulnerable populations potentially impacted and requiring attention, plot and display access/egress routes and closures in the impacted area, and provide quick access to emergency response plans that can be viewed en route via mobile data terminals, laptops and other mobile devices. Better intelligence, communications and coordination among responders reduces the adverse consequences of a disaster on people, property and the environment.