It starts with where. Every call for help to 9-1-1 begins with a simple question: “Where is the emergency?” This deceptively simple question hides a myriad of complex issues. It opens a window into some of the biggest challenges we face today, and it is where you, as GIS professionals, can literally help save lives.
Ty Wooten is the Director of Education for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Ty is also the principal instructor for the Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP), a 40-hour course providing the essential tools for effective management of 9-1-1 centers. Before joining NENA in 2012, Ty was the President of Public Safety Consulting & Management.
He also served as the first Director of both the Hancock County, Indiana 9-1-1 Center and the Indianapolis International Airport Communications Center. Throughout his 24+ years of experience in public safety, Ty has held various positions in law enforcement—as a firefighter, EMT, and hostage negotiator.
Check out these earlier announcements:
Registration is now open – http://bit.ly/RegisterWAGIS
2 Full Days of Pre-Conference Workshops – http://bit.ly/WrkshpsWAGIS
Call for Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Lightning Talks – http://bit.ly/PresentWAGIS
Call for Exhibitors/Vendors – http://bit.ly/ExhibitorsWAGIS
Call for Maps, Posters, Scripts, and Web Applications – http://bit.ly/PostersWAGIS
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The Washington State Chapter of URISA (http://www.waurisa.org/) recognizes, supports, and encourages professional growth through continuing education, communication, technical development, and service to its members and others in the field of geospatial and information technologies. It is a non-profit association of GIS professionals using geospatial technology to solve problems in state, regional and local government. WAURISA members are from many disciplines, including planning, transportation, public works, the environment, emergency services, and utilities. They are dedicated to advancing the effective application of GIS technology in decision making and streamlining government operations and services.
Conference website: https://waurisa.wildapricot.
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