What is emergency response mapping and how does it work?
Emergency response mapping, which we often refer to as Collaborative Response Graphics® (CRGs), combine a gridded reference system, high-resolution imagery, floor plans, and critical features to create accurate and real-life depictions of facilities and their surroundings. By providing law enforcement and first responders with crucial information, they enhance response time and help navigate the scene efficiently.
What criteria must emergency response mapping meet according to Florida House Bill 301?
According to Florida House Bill 301, emergency response mapping must meet the following criteria:
- Compatible with software platforms used by local, state, and federal public safety agencies that provide emergency services to the specific school for which the data is provided without requiring such agencies to purchase additional software or requiring a fee to view or access the data
- Compatible with security software platforms in use by the specific school for which the data is provided without requiring the local law enforcement agencies or school districts to purchase additional software or requiring a fee to view or access the data
- Produced in a printable format and, if requested in addition to paragraph (a), be in a digital file format that can be integrated into interactive mobile platforms in use
- Verified for accuracy by a walk-through of school buildings and grounds
- Oriented true north
- Overlaid on current aerial imagery
- Contains site-specific labeling that matches the structure of school buildings, including room labels, hallway names, and external door or stairwell numbers and locations of hazards, critical utility locations, key boxes, automated external defibrillators, and trauma kits;
- Contains site-specific labeling that matches the school grounds, including parking areas, athletic fields, surrounding roads, and neighboring properties
- Overlaid with gridded x/y coordinates