2016 NFPA 951 Guide - Current Edition
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  • Description

    NFPA 951 helps you design, implement, and maintain an operable, standards-based information management environment for all-hazards emergency response.

    Information technology management is a relatively new endeavor for many professionals in fire and emergency services, yet competency is critical to data interoperability in mutual and automatic aid environments. It's the only way to keep the public and emergency responders safe, improve outcomes, and establish metrics. The first edition of NFPA 951: Guide to Building and Utilizing Digital Information is your source for envisioning, building, integrating, and maintaining information systems. It is a vital companion to NFPA 950: Standard for Data Development and Exchange for the Fire Service, which provides the basic framework for developing an accurate and compliant program for fire and emergency services.

    NFPA 951 supports NFPA 950 and fosters more effective data exchange through technology planning at the department level.

    A wide range of users -- from system developers and IT professionals to fire chiefs, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), and anyone conducting system assessments -- will find extended references and resources for all types of associated data systems commonly used by fire and emergency service organizations including:

    • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
    • Record Management Systems (RMS)
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Identify and follow the best practices to ensure information systems are in compliance.

    Access the resources you need to support a communications pathway for all relevant components of the national preparedness and response framework. NFPA 951 addresses planning an analysis, data management, field operations, and situational awareness in both mutual and automatic aid environments. Chapters cover:

    • Process -- including strategic visioning, technology strategic planning, and ongoing needs assessments
    • Data administration -- including managing both internal and external data
    • Data sharing and exchange -- following protocols established by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)

    Turn to NFPA 951 for the guidance, references, and support required for effective and efficient information systems. (Print, 28 pp., 2016)

  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 951 Guide to Building and Utilizing Digital Information, 2016 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Advisory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Process
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Technology Strategic Visioning.
    4.3* Technology Strategic Planning.
    4.4 Mission Requirements and User Needs.
    4.5 Governance and Policy.
    4.6* Interoperability and Scalability.
    4.7 Planning and Implementation of NFPA 950: An Overview of Implementing Technology and Technical Standards for Fire and Emergency Service Organizations.
    4.8* Technology Planning.
    Chapter 5 Data Administration
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Data.
    5.3 Management/Organization.
    5.4* Data Models and Schemas.
    5.5* Data Sources and Acquisition.
    5.6 Security.
    5.7 Maintenance.
    5.8 Data Exchange.
    Chapter 6 Data Sharing and Exchange
    6.1 Introduction.
    6.2 Addresses.
    6.3 Date and Time.
    6.4 Incident Typing Information.
    6.5 Text.
    6.6* CAD, RMS, CAD/CAD, CAD/RMS, and RMS/RMSExchange.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
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