Tech Foundations

This hands-on technical workshop is aimed at GIS analysts who support fire and emergency service agencies with GIS analysis and who wish to develop an understanding of how the ArcGIS platform can be used to support a fire department. This session will cover fire GIS fundamentals including: basic principles of data acquisition; integration and management; service area geometry; establishing community and emergency service zones; and conducting a standards of cover analysis. Session pre-requisite: fundamental proficiency with ArcGIS for Desktop Basic.


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Monday, January 26
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Orientation
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Introduction to Data for Fire and Emergency Services
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Posting and Mapping Data
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Coding and Displaying Incidents
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Incident Analysis
4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closeout and Wrap-up
Tuesday, January 27
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Network Analysis
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Creating a Network Dataset
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – noon Travel Areas and Response Modeling
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mapping 1st Due: Distribution
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Analyzing Full Response: Concentration
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Classifying and Counting Hydrants (ISO)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Response Areas and Run Orders
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closeout and Wrap-up
Wednesday, January 28
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Risk, Demand Zones, and Standards of Cover Mapping
9:30 a.m. – noon Mapping Populations with Census Data
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Using Parcel Data to Understand Values and Hazard
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mapping Special Hazards
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Summarizing and Mapping Risk, Hazard and Value
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closeout and Wrap-up
Thursday, January 29
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Mapping for Accreditation
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – noon Standard of Cover Mapping Support
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Other Uses of GIS in Fire Rescue
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fire Rescue GIS Best Practices
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up Closing Session