Workshop write up – Research, Data and InformationPosted: March 8, 2012
Held: Tuesday 28th February
Facilitator: Mitchell Brown, Area Manager, Manawatu, NZFS
Purpose: give delegates the opportunity to review their organisational Research, Data and Information capability and capacity to support a major event.
Workshop format: In groups, discuss the role your organisation has and the practical application of research, data and information for supporting emergency management.
Share your organisation’s practical solutions and applications for the 4 R’s of emergency management.
Manawatu Gorge – landslide incident
NZTA – engineering knowledge
Tech transfer – fire danger ratings / fire permitsFire safety / education / human behaviour / contestable research
Fire protection engineering / evacuation / detection
Codes + standards
Advocacy for legislationEvidence to support new codes, standards, SOPsMOUs among agencies
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Standards – building F. S.Relationships – professional / across agencies
Building / risk assessment
Fire danger ratings + weather = warnings!
Decisions on resource deployment
PSAs – Public Service AnnouncementsInspections + enforcement
Best practice sharing
Training – new technologies
NZTA – contractors / engineersNZFS – incident management
Telecom / Vodafone / 2 degrees (mobile networks)
Expert in field – understands fire behaviour patternsDeployment
Building safety – site inspection
Co-ordination among agenciesInformation pipeline
Social media – collect + monitor + disseminate
Regional councils – flood / sediment +TA
Fire investigationRecovery of vegetation
Data collection on community resilience / social research – leads back to resilience
Getting community back to normalSourcing information
Gathering and analysing info to apply to future
Connection people for lessons learned + best practices – experts
Participants hard at work
Photo credit: Mitchell Brown, NZFS.