What is critical incident digital mapping and how does it work?
Critical incident digital mapping, which we often refer to as Collaborative Response Graphics® (CRGs), combine a gridded reference system, high-resolution imagery, floor plans that are verified by a walk through, 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 critical incident digital mapping meet according to Indiana Code 10-21 and House Bill 1492?
According to 2021 Indiana Code 10-21 and House Bill 1492, critical incident digital mapping must meet the following criteria:
- Includes accurate floor plans overlaid on or current aerial imagery of a school building or school plan with surrounding school grounds
- Includes site-specific labeling that matches:
- The structure of the school building, including room labels, hallway names, room numbers, external doors, interior doors, stairwell numbers, locations of hazardous materials, key utility locations, key boxes, automated external defibrillators, and trauma kits; and
- the school grounds, including parking areas, athletic fields, surrounding roads, and neighboring properties;
- Be compatible with platforms and applications used by local, state, and federal public safety agencies;
- Be verified for accuracy through a walk through of a school building and school grounds;
- The law enforcement agency and fire department that have jurisdiction over the mapped school buildings; and
- The statewide 911 system described in IC 36-8-16.7-22 through the public safety answer point, or “PSAP”, (as described in IC 36-8-16.7-20) that has jurisdiction over the mapped school buildings.
- Does not require the purchase of additional software for use
- Accessible in a printable format;
- Can be shared with:
- The law enforcement agency and fire department that have jurisdiction over the mapped school building; and
- The statewide 911 system as described in IC 36-8-16.7-22 through the public safety answer point, or “PSAP”, described in IC 36-8-16.7-20 that has jurisdiction over the mapped school building; and
- Be kept confidential and withheld from public disclosure.