What’s Next?

We made a lot of headway in our workgroup. But we have a long way to go. First of all, consensus needs to be built with stakeholders like

  • NFPA
  • NWCG
  • FEMA
  • Others

We also need to test the work we did with a small scale incident drill. The intent was to find an existing multi-company drill and provide a no more than ½ hour training session on the symbology set. In addition, we would provide maps in both paper and computer format in various scales. Then evaluate the process.
Also one of the recognitions of the workgroup is that maps provided essentially two types of information for responders;

  • How to access a feature or incident
  • Identify hazards to either mitigate or avoid.

Part of our continued effort was to test ways to identify hazards on a map and evaluate whether we need to use a “risk assessment” approach or a “hazard identification” approach to identification.