NFPA 951

Guide to Building and Utilizing Digital Information

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 28
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The intent of this guide is to provide guidance in the development and integration of information systems to facilitate information sharing and use. The resulting information systems should be designed to support a communications pathway for all relevant components of the national preparedness and response framework.

This guide provides information for the development of consistent methods, processes, and tools to capture, utilize, and share data within scalable information systems. This framework supports and sets the stage for effective data exchange at all operational levels and components.

The intent of this guide is to provide a framework and environment consistent with NFPA 950 that results in an information system for computer aided dispatch (CAD), record management systems (RMS), geographic information systems (GIS), and other associated data systems in common use by fire and emergency service organizations.

Purpose. The purpose of this guide is to help public safety users envision, plan, build, and maintain an operable, and scalable information system.

A standard approach is essential to manage, use, maintain, and exchange data. This guide assists fire and emergency service organizations in establishing a vision for information management within their organization.

Technology planning is an essential step in creating an integrated information management environment. NFPA 950 mandates a methodology for a step-by-step process for technology planning. This guide recommends a framework for the governance and oversight needed to establish an effective planning process based on NFPA 950.

To create an information system, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) must understand the specific requirements for the interoperable use of the data. NFPA 950 sets forth the overarching technical standards these requirements must satisfy. The information in this guide assists the agency in creating a flexible and scalable system that supports data sharing

This guide provides references and resources for fire and emergency service organization personnel to help identify applications of and uses for data to improve the organization's ability to perform fire prevention, damage mitigation, emergency response, and recovery from emergency incidents.

This guide is a reference tool and job aid that provides practical guidance.

Document History

NFPA 951
January 1, 2016
Guide to Building and Utilizing Digital Information
The intent of this guide is to provide guidance in the development and integration of information systems to facilitate information sharing and use. The resulting information systems should be...

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