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Mission Manager Showcases Incident Management Software to Emergency Managers at PIEPC in Washington State; Upcoming Venues Include SWAT Conferences in New York, Louisiana and Las Vegas

Mission Manager today unveils its powerful incident management tool to emergency managers in the Pacific Northwest during the Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (PIEPC), which runs through Thursday in Tacoma, Washington.  The conference is part of Mission Manager’s coast-to-coast road show, which includes tactical SWAT venues in New York, Louisiana and Las Vegas over the next few weeks. Here’s a rundown of the upcoming venues:

Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

At Booth #19, Mission Manager’s staff will demonstrate how the cloud-based software can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency management Capture34agencies during large-scale natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis. The venue attracts approximately 700 people representing business, schools, government, the nonprofit sector, emergency management professionals and volunteer organizations.

 In addition to its technology showcase, PIEPC features a wide array of presentations that include lessons learned from recent worldwide events such as earthquakes, workplace violence, current hazards research, contingency planning, school preparedness, technology, media interactions and public health issues.

New York Tactical Officers Association

The following week, Mission Manager representatives will head to the Northeast for the Tactical Conference & Expo 2016,  which runs April 26-27 in Verona,ny NY. This large-scale SWAT training conference and vendor show is sponsored by the New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA), a non-profit corporation established to promote training, professionalism and the exchange of information between members of law enforcement, tactical units and crisis negotiation teams within, and surrounding, New York state.

Mission Manager will be among 150 industry vendors at NYTOA showcasing their latest technologies and products. At booth #508, Mission Manager reps will demonstrate how the software tool can streamline an agency’s daily operations, speed response times, and help ensure a Unified Command for deployments ranging from active shooters and high-risk warrant service to large-scale public events and training drills.LTPOA-emblem-185x185

Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association Training Conference 

Next on the tour is the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association Training Conference, held May 2-6, in Gonzalez, LA. The venue, hosted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, will include the vendor show on May 2, along with an incident debrief of the Lafayette Grand 16 theater shooting. The next few days will feature a SWAT competition and intensive training tracks.

TacOps West

CaptureMission Manager will then head back to the West Coast for the TacOps West show, set for May 18-19 in Las Vegas, NV. TacOps West is a tactical training conference and exposition that balances elite training, networking functions and trade show experience into a three-day event. Mission Manager, which will be featuring interactive demos at booth #111, will be among 100 industry vendors showcasing their latest technologies and products.

The conference also includes approximately 30 training tracks taught by some of the most sought after instructors in the nation. Some of the top teams presenting are Las Vegas Metro SWAT, Los Angeles County SEB, LAPD SWAT and NYPD ESU.

Sponsoring associations include the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), Arizona Tactical Officers Association (ATOA), Utah Tactical Officers Association (UTOA) and the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO).

ABOUT MISSION MANAGER
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 agencies become more proactive vs. reactive – and ultimately improve response times – because it is based on the core principles of “Preparation. Readiness. Execution.”larry

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 / incident commanders 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. The software 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.

 

DHS Resources Available for Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Efforts; Materials to Help Raise Awareness and Strengthen First Response Efforts

With the chilling rise in public mass shootings – exemplified by the devastating incidents in San Bernardino and Paris – the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other government agencies have released a broad range of resources to help first responders enhance active shooter preparedness and response efforts.

The materials, which include videos, webinars, free online courses and literature, are available through the Active Shooter Preparedness Web Page, Active Shooter and Complex Attacks Resource  and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Active Shooter website. Mission Manager users are encouraged to upload pertinent materials into their document libraries for team readiness or community outreach/PR efforts (see links below).

The San Bernardino incident marked the 355th U.S. active shooter event this year in 336 days,  raising public awareness of the critical need for preparation, readiness and situational awareness during active shooter incidents. Tragically 14 lives were lost in San Bernardino, but many more lives were saved thanks to the speedy, professional and coordinated response by the San Bernardino law enforcement and surrounding agencies.

The San Bernardino incident occurred shortly after the horrific Paris attacks in which multiple casualty events occurred simultaneously. Complex attacks such as the Paris massacre require a pre-planned, integrated response among multiple agencies, including enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and EMS across multiple jurisdictions.

To help prepare first responders for complex, simultaneous attacks here in the U.S., the DHS Office of Health Affairs (OHS) released its Active Shooter and Complex Attacks Resource” (PDF, 236 Kb).  The document was also distributed to emergency management personnel via the Dec. 3 issue of the EMR-ISAC newsletter.

Additionally, the DHS also launched the Active Shooter Preparedness Web Page  to help prepare first responders and the “whole community” for active shooter situations.

Below are direct links to a few of the available resources:

VIDEOS
Run. Hide. Fight.

This video was produced by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security (Ready Houston) as part of a Department of Homeland Security Grand Funded Project of the Regional Catastrophic Planning Initiative. (Access video on YouTube).

Surviving an Active Shooter  – LA County Sheriff

Note: This video contains graphic content of a violent nature. Viewer discretion is advised. 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  created this video to help people answer the question “What would you do?” in the event of a sudden attack by a gunman while at work, at school, or in public. (Access video on YouTube). Visit activeshooter.lasd.org for more information.

Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video

Options for Consideration demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene. You may also access the video on YouTube.

24-HOUR CLASS
Active Shooter Training Provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)

The Law Enforcement First Responder Training Program (LEFRTP) is a 24-hour classroom-based training program designed to help build critical skills that law enforcement officers acting as first responders need to effectively respond to mass consequence events, including criminal acts, terrorist attacks, and other large-scale emergencies.

WEBINAR
Active Shooter Webinar

90-minute Webinar can help the private and public sector understand the importance of developing an emergency response plan and the need to train employees on how to respond if confronted with an active shooter. The presentation describes the three types of active shooters–workplace/school, criminal, and ideological–and how their planning cycles and behaviors differ.

MATERIALS
Active Shooter: How to Respond Resource Materials

DHS has developed a series of materials to assist businesses, government offices, and schools in preparing for and responding to an active shooter. These products include a desk reference guide, a reference poster, and a pocket-size reference card.

Available Materials

 Integrated response (culture change)

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents

Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response: Best Practices and Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS    (Includes a list of technical experts who may provide best practices)

Active Shooter Study: Quick Reference Guide

Prevailing Response Models and Concepts

Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training

Rescue Task Force

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Improving Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response: Best Practices and Recommendations for Integrating Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

OTHER RESOURCES

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Active Shooter Incidents

NAEMT Courses – B-Con/LEFR-TCC/TCCC/TECC

E912: Preparing Communities for a Complex Coordinated Attack –  IEMC: Community Specific

The DHS Office of Health Affairs stands ready to assist first responders in their endeavors to strengthen their response efforts. For  technical assistance or additional information, please contact OHA at Healthaffairs@HQ.DHS.GOV.