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Project To Speed Safety/Damage Assessments Thru Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology. Final Report on Outcome & Recommendations from Pilot & Golden Guardian Demonstrations Robert Wible, Project Director, “The L.A.Basin Project” December 19, 2008, CA OES, Mather, CA. The Problem.

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Project to speed safety damage assessments thru interoperable mobile field inspection technology

Project To Speed Safety/Damage Assessments Thru Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

Final Report on Outcome & Recommendations from Pilot & Golden Guardian Demonstrations

Robert Wible, Project Director, “The L.A.Basin Project”

December 19, 2008, CA OES, Mather, CA


The problem
The Problem Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

In the aftermath of a disaster

what can be done to speed:

- Conducting of safety/damage

Inspections?

- Getting inspection results

Into central database to understand magnitude?

- Completion & submission of ATC forms to get victims & Federal disaster assistance funds?


Lessons from katrina
Lessons from Katrina: Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

Mobile inspection technology

can significantly speed

conducting & compiling

safety/damage assessments & immediately enter results onto forms to speed claims / recovery - 120,000 homes in 6 weeks!


The question
The Question: Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Can we build on Katrina

    Lesson in California but

    radically speed up process

    by expanding number

    of inspectors available

    & enabling them to

    bring and use their

    own diverse hardware

    /software forming an interoperable regional, and then a state-wide network?


Origin purpose of project
Origin & Purpose of Project Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Briefings, spring 2006 State of CA OHS, City of L.A. & L.A. Basin Chapter of ICC by Robert Wible in wake of experience with Katrina & PNWER “Blue Cascades III Exercise”

  • Design project to ascertain feasibility & conduct proof of concept demonstrations that diverse hardware & software can be linked & used to create regional/statewide network of inspectors to rapidly conduct, transmit to central database safety/damage assessments in aftermath of major disaster


The l a basin project
“The L.A. Basin Project” Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • In 2007 - CA OHS support, CA OES grant from U.S. DHS to:

  • Work in L.A. Basin to “Demonstrate Regional Interoperability of Mobile Safety/Damage Assessment & Inspection Technologies to prove the concept that CA & local governments can build first a regional and then a national network of safety/damage assessment inspectors to speed disaster reporting & recovery”


Project participants
Project Participants Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Project Team: Robert Wible, RW Associates, Paul Watkins, Chair ITIA Committee, Neville Pereira – Chair L.A. Basin Chapter ICC Admin. Committee (Glendale) & David Schnitger, Vice Chair (Los Angeles), Alliance I.T. Industry Advisory Committee

  • C A OES Project Oversight: Michael Sabbaghian & Jim Barnes

  • Initiated May, 2008


L a basin project scope of work
“L. A Basin Project” Scope of Work Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Proposed Four Phases – U.S. DHS Grant funded Phase I & Phase II ($125,000)

  • Phase I - Design & conduct feasibility study – include survey all L.A. Basin jurisdictions regarding mobile technology

  • Phase II – Design conduct Pilot Demonstration & design, conduct Expanded Demonstration during Golden Guardian - Report lessons & recommendations towards building a Regional (Phase III) & Statewide (Phase IV) Networks


Phase i feasibility study
Phase I - Feasibility Study Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • May – June, 2008:

    - Design & conduct survey of 84 jurisdictions in L.A. Basin region

    - Identify jurisdictions with appropriate technology (84 / 13)

    - Research/report feasibility of interoperability of linking that diverse hardware/software

    - Identify 4 to participate in Pilot demonstration


Phase ii demonstrations report lessons recommendations for networks

IVR and MOBILE Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

INTERNET or VPN

JURI

DATA

STAGED and

INSPECTION DATA

DEVICES with PROPAGATED

DATA

PAPER-BASED

FORMS

FEMA

FORMS

Phase II – Demonstrations & Report Lessons & Recommendations for Networks

  • Pilot Demonstration:

    - Design methodology to use / link diverse

    hardware &

    software &

    get it to

    compile data

    & send to

    central point


Phase ii pilot demonstration
Phase II - Pilot Demonstration Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • August 27, 2008:

  • Jurisdictions of: Gardena,

    Glendale,

    San Dimas &

    Santa Clarita

    8 different devices

    3 different software

    systems & all:

    pulled down addresses, conducted inspections,

    uploaded to central data point & downloaded inspection

    results onto ATC – 20 forms


Pilot lessons recommendations
Pilot Lessons & Recommendations Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Interoperability worked

  • Uniform Address issue

  • Need redundancy

  • Expand Demo during

    Golden Guardian but

    put under stress

  • Need & interest for

    developing network &

    expand outreach to interest other states in developing similar networks


Phase ii expanded demonstration during golden guardian
Phase II – Expanded Demonstration During Golden Guardian Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Revised Methodology - Expand number of jurisdictions but also:

    - Test under realistic disaster conditions

    - “Grab and go”

    - Use more IVR

    - Use paper inspection forms – scan to upload

    - Central data point in GG SOC Sacramento

    - Mockup actual building – LAUSD Middle School #3 S. Shatto Place, L.A.


November 14 golden guardian expanded demonstration
November 14 – Golden Guardian Expanded Demonstration Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Seven Jurisdictions Participated: Gardena, Glendale, San Dimas, Santa Clarita, Monrovia, City of L.A. & Riverside Co.

    - Eight diverse hardware/software systems

    - Three smartphones & IVR inspections- all from marked up Middle School # 3

    - Tested under both simulated (GG) & actual disaster conditions (fires)


Lessons learned
Lessons Learned Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Simulated & actual

    damage conditions

    were successful test

    of technologies

  • Paper-based & IVR

    inspections strengthen

    future system

  • Inspection of mocked up school beneficial

  • Need to simplify all aspects of technology


Recommendations from golden guardian demo to ca oes ohs
Recommendations from Golden Guardian Demo to CA OES / OHS Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • Regional Network can be readily built using mobile technology, IVR & paper

  • Keep system simple

  • Conduct more mock-ups in future exercises

  • Work on issue of address uniformity

  • Work on interoperability standard to go into future procurements of IT

  • Build Regional & then Statewide Network

  • Share outcome from Phase II with other states


Recommendations to others
Recommendations to Others: Interoperable Mobile Field Inspection Technology

  • To CA Local Jurisdictions

    - Test mobile technology in future drills

    - Train more staff in safety/damage assessments

    - Working with state to build network

  • To Vendors

    - Work with state on interoperability standard & network

  • To U.S. DHS

    - Assist CA building network in Phase III & IV

    - Consider national uniform address system


The Question – Can CA Build Interoperable Network of Safety/Damage Assessment Inspections & Speed Process ?

  • A resounding YES, and soon and open to all jurisdictions whether they have mobile inspection technology or use paper-based inspections

  • Phase III – S. California Regional Network by end 2009

  • Phase IV – Statewide Network 2011


Questions
Questions ? Safety/Damage Assessment Inspections & Speed Process ?

  • Contact:

  • Project Director Robert Wible at:

    [email protected] or 703-568-2323

  • Project Technical Coordinator Paul Watkins at: [email protected] 704-309-3479


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