Blueprint For SafetyTM

Use Case Portfolio

The Blueprint for Safety Use Case portfolio is specifically designed to address the requirements needed for local municipalities to build safe, secure and sustainable communities. As such, a critical element of the design is to adhere to guidelines and structures put in place by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies to protect the well-being of United States citizens. The National Preparedness Goal identifies five mission areas in which it groups the 31 core capabilities (the distinct critical elements needed to achieve the goal). The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is intended to be used by the whole community --the intended audience is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular areas, and Federal governments. 

Collectively we define success as:

A secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.

 

The National Preparedness Goal groups the capabilities into five mission areas, based on where they most logically fit. Some fall into only one mission area, while some others apply to several mission areas. The 5 mission areas are as follows: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, Recovery.

 

The aim is for Blueprint For Safety to ultimately address all 32 of the Core Capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal. Our current use cases address 23 of the Core Capabilities as follows: Planning, Public Information and Warning, Operational Coordination, Intelligence and Information Sharing, Community Resilience, Long-term Vulnerability Reduction, Mass Search and Rescue Operations, On-scene Security and Protection, Operational Communications, Public and Private Services and Resources, Situational Assessment, Economic Recovery,

 
Planning:
   Mission Areas: All

Conduct a systematic process engaging the whole community as appropriate in the development of executable strategic, operational, and/or community-based approached to meet defined objectives.

  • Pre-Incident

    • TechVet Technology- RPScan, pre-fire planning workflow

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Mutual Aid Support

 
Situational Assessment:
   Mission Areas: Response

Provide all decision makers with decision-relevant information regarding the nature and extent of the hazard, any cascading effects, and the status of the response.

  • Resource Location and Tracking (RLT)

    • TechVet Technology - OpenSensorHub

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Planning (Pre-Incident)

    • TechVet Technology- RPScan, digital pre-fire planning workflow

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • On-scene Security and Resources

    • TechVet Technology - OpenSensorHub

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

 
Intelligence and Information Sharing:
   Mission Areas: Prevention, Protection

Provide timely, accurate, and actionable information resulting from the planning, direction, collection, exploitation, processing, analysis, production, dissemination, evaluation, and feedback of available information concerning threats to the United States, its people, property, or interests; the development, proliferation, or use of WMDs; or any other matter bearing on U.S. national or homeland security by Federal, state, local, and other stakeholders. Information sharing is the ability to exchange intelligence, information, data, or knowledge among Federal, state, local, or private sector entities, as appropriate.

  • Tasking and Collecting real time Information

    • CAP Workflow; Incident (injured victims),

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Standards for Information Exchange

    • TechVet Technology: UAH Event Driven Data Processing, Collection and Access,

    • Public/Private Services and Resources: Facility plans, employee accountability plans, floorplans shared across public/private lines

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Sharing information in real time

    • TechVet Technology: UAH Event Driven Data Processing, Collection and Access

    • Operational data collected across response spectrum

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Processing/Exploitation/Dissemination of real time data

    • TechVet Technology: UAH Event Driven Data Processing, Collection and Access

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Threats and Hazards Identification

    • TechVet Technology: OpenSensorHub

    • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

 
Operational Coordination (Command/Control):
   Mission Areas: All

Establish and maintain a unified and coordinated operational structure and process that appropriately integrates all critical stakeholders and supports the execution of core capabilities.

  • Off Grid Communications
  • Alerting
  • Sharing operational information gathered during the event across the response continuum
 
Mass Search and Rescue Operations:
   Mission Area: Response

Deliver traditional and atypical search and rescue capabilities, including personnel, services, animals, and assets to survivors in need, with the goal of saving the greatest number of endangered lives in the shortest time possible. [Idea: formulate a training/authentication service to enhance SAR by providing training, situational awareness (LRT) and tasking of areas in need of search -- SEE CAP SAREX as example of mass search from highly skilled to volunteers.]

  • TechVet Technology: OpenSensorHub
  • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages
  • CAP SAREX Workflow for highly skilled to volunteer participants
 
Operational Communications:
   Mission Area: Response

Ensure the capability for timely communications in support of security, situational awareness, and operations by any and all means available, among and between affected communities in the impact area and all response forces.

  • Off Grid Communications

  • Alerting

  • Sharing operational information gathered during the event across the response continuum

 
Public Information and Warning:
   Mission Areas: All

Deliver coordinated, prompt, reliable, and actionable information to the whole community through the use of clear, consistent, accessible, and culturally and linguistically appropriate methods to effectively relay information regarding any threat or hazard, as well as the actions being taken and the assistance being made available, as appropriate.

  • GeoQ/GeoEvent Pages

  • Sharing operational information gathered during the event across the response continuum

 

On-Scene Security and Protection:

   Mission Areas: Response

Ensure a safe and secure environment through law enforcement and related security and protection operations for people and communities located within affected areas and also for all traditional and atypical response personnel engaged in lifesaving and life-sustaining operations.

 

Community Resilience:

     Mission Area: Mitigation

Lead the integrated effort to recognize, understand, communicate, plan, and address risks so that the community can develop a set of actions to accomplish Mitigation and improve resilience. (e.g., preparathon 2015)

 

Long Term Vulnerability Reduction:

   Mission Area: Mitigation

Build and sustain resilient systems, communities, and critical infrastructure and key resources lifelines so as to reduce their vulnerability to natural, technological, and human-caused incidents by lessening the likelihood, severity, and duration of the adverse consequences related to these incidents.