Emergency Management

Have you seen Esri’s new Emergency Management Operations solution?

“Everything needs to be mobile friendly.”

“Make it easier to get started.”

“We need public maps that are easy to use for all residents.”

“Remove map and app redundancy.”

You asked, and Esri delivered.

On November 9, 2023, Esri released an update to the Emergency Management Operations solution. The release marks the first in a series of new emergency management solutions that are set to roll out over the coming months. The Emergency Management Operations solution delivers a set of capabilities that help emergency management agencies clearly understand the impact of an incident, maintain situational awareness, and communicate essential emergency information.

Relying on industry feedback, the Esri emergency management team has been hard at work developing a new solution that will help make emergency managers’ jobs easier. And while it’s technically a solution update, we think you’ll find that it’s been completely reimagined with our end user in mind.

So, here’s what’s changed since the last solution was developed:

Who Is the Solution For?

The solution is scalable and flexible to fit your emergency management organization’s needs. Regardless of your organization’s GIS capability, the solution’s user interface is designed for both novice and expert users. It can be deployed onto your device and used immediately for an ongoing incident, or you can load your own datasets and configure the solution to your organization’s workflows. This flexibility means that GIS is now accessible to all emergency management organizations with active ArcGIS licenses.

Whether the emergency is small or large, the solution includes a series of capabilities that allow you to maintain situational awareness, share essential information with the public, and manage your community lifelines—all while providing the geographic context needed to make response and recovery decisions. Additionally, like other Esri solutions, it can be deployed in tandem with your incident management system.

What Does It Do?

With this solution, you are able to

Now, on to the good stuff! Want to see what it’s all about? Click here to deploy the solution. Happy mapping!

To learn more about how Esri supports Emergency Management, click here.

About the author

Carrie Speranza, CEM, director of Emergency Management Solutions at Esri, is responsible for cross-cutting industry-wide strategic initiatives. Previously, Carrie worked at the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, where she served as deputy director. She is the current chair of the FEMA National Advisory Council, where she has served as an Administrator’s appointee since 2019. Carrie is the first vice president of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in 2021 by IAEM-USA. Carrie is a graduate of the National Emergency Management Executive Academy.

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