Today’s emergency managers face enormous pressure when faced with a natural disaster, as evidenced by the major floods, hurricanes and fires that have devastated parts of the nation in recent months. Agency leaders need to be prepared – long before a disaster strikes – so they can deploy the right people with the right qualifications at a moment’s notice.
During deployments, emergency managers / incident commanders need to effectively manage their field-deployed personnel and spontaneous volunteers. They need to see a common operational picture to make split-second decisions, and quickly produce reports for legal compliance and reimbursements.
However, field leaders often have inadequate situational awareness due to geographical and device restraints. The traditional method of managing incidents with pen-and-paper, push-pin boards and traditional paper maps are inefficient and not shareable. It is also difficult and expensive for first responders to communicate across the myriad of communications networks and radio systems.
Add to that the laborious process of managing a team’s assets and personnel data – including members’ medical history, training and certifications – using manual spreadsheets. Additionally, preparing after action reports required for federal reimbursements can be a time-consuming, administrative-heavy task.
Reducing the Burden with Automation
The good news is that incident management software tools like Mission Manager can automate the entire process – improving efficiency and effectiveness of front-line responders and their agencies.
An automated solution significantly reduces the burden for emergency managers and incident commanders, allowing them to focus on protecting the public. It also saves their agencies money by reducing overtime hours and consolidating disparate systems.
Cloud-based Mission Manager provides a one-stop integrated solution for team and asset management, real-time communications, situational awareness with robust maps, and automated reporting capabilities.
Mission Manager can help emergency management agencies become more proactive vs. reactive – and ultimately improve response times – because it is based on the core principles of “Preparation. Readiness. Execution.”
Managing Teams and Missions on a Common Operating Platform
As a daily team management tool, Mission Manager provides the current status and qualifications of members, including training, certifications and expirations. Administrators can also easily track and manage their team’s equipment and maintenance schedules.
Because this data is readily available, emergency managers can quickly determine who is qualified and available to respond when an emergency strikes.
When used as an online command center, Mission Manager helps ensure 360-degree situational awareness. It provides a common operational picture – on multiple devices – that can be shared among agencies in multiple jurisdictions that are responding to the mission.
Mission Manager features robust mapping capabilities with more than 90 mapping overlays, including topography, natural hazards, locations of hospitals and police departments, as well as social media feeds at points of interest.
Highly secure and customizable, Mission Manager’s robust database provides a second-by-second record of every event. This data can be easily exported for ICS NIMS compliant reports.
Mission Manager has supported more than 6,500 missions around the world since 2011, ranging from single-person rescues to large public events and full-scale natural disaster response. Mission Manager is currently used in all 50 U.S. states, and on every continent except Antarctica. Truly a global tool, Mission Manager is available in 80 languages.
To learn how Mission Manager can assist your agency, email us at email@example.com or call 877-257-8240.