Tag Archives: NISC Members

CSX ‘Operation Respond’ Training

On March 25, 2015, CSX provided a training class for the Charlottesville Fire Department on CSX’s “Operation Respond,” an incident management software that will allow responders to use mobile devices to access railway data, including information about trains and their cargo, while they are responding to incidents. This training opportunity allows the Charlottesville Fire Department to more »

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New Member Application

It’s now easier than ever to join the NISC! In February the Board of Directors approved a new member application and Terms of Use which together replace the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that has been in use since 2012. These updated Terms of Use contain the rights and responsibilities of the NISC and of members. Fully executed more »

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Local First Responder Project in NC & VA

The NISC launched the Local First Responder Project in October with participants from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charlottesville and James City County, Virginia. Efforts are underway to assess the current environment and identify needs in participating jurisdictions. In the coming months, the NISC will work with participants to analyze the assessment results and create a more »

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NISC Members Participate in CAUSE III

The third round of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment Series (CAUSE III) will culminate with a planned set of activities on both sides of the border in November. Multiple NISC members are involved in this effort, and will participate in the activities planned to take place this month. CAUSE III aims to strengthen cross-border information more »

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Local Project Launched

On September 18, the NISC was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct technical assistance engagements in local-level jurisdictions. Much information sharing work in recent years has been focused on the state and federal levels of government, and this funding allows the NISC to leverage lessons learned in day-to-day operations more »

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NISC Members Provide Feedback on DHS Mobile App

NISC members who indicated interest in reviewing the First Responder Mobile Application Development: Best Practices Guide have received email instructions for providing their valuable feedback.  The guide was drafted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency  Communications’ (OEC) Mobile Applications for Public Safety Project (MAPS), and will be used by developers more »

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NISC Membership Continues to Grow!

The NISC has welcomed six new members this spring. The new additions strengthen our organization and we look forward to working with them on future initiatives! Our newest members: bParati, LLC Primary Member: Karl Schmitt, Passionate Founder & CEO Domain/Discipline: Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Sector: Private Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Primary Member: more »

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