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Geographic Information System Specialist for Incident Management (S-341). May 8, 2007 Emmor Nile , Oregon Department of Forestry Eric Schmeckpeper , USFS Atlanta Sean Triplett , BLM Alaska Fire Service. What is this class?. History Current Status Course direction for future. Background.

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geographic information system specialist for incident management s 341

Geographic Information SystemSpecialist for IncidentManagement (S-341)

May 8, 2007

Emmor Nile, Oregon Department of Forestry

Eric Schmeckpeper, USFS Atlanta

Sean Triplett, BLM Alaska Fire Service

what is this class
What is this class?
  • History
  • Current Status
  • Course direction for future
background
Background
  • 2000 Firescope sponsors two GIST classes in California
  • 2001 David DelSordo (NPS) brings national focus
  • 2002 Geospatial Training Advisory Group (GTAG) formed
  • 2003 Three classes delivered
  • 2004 GTAG becomes a part of NWCG under IRMWT
background continued
Background - continued
  • 2005 ArcMap becomes primary software
  • 2006 GSTOP standards implemented
  • 2006 S-341 number assigned to course
  • 2006 GIS Specialist becomes “GISS”
  • 2006 GISS Taskbook approved
  • 2006 Course materials revised to meet national standards
  • 2007 S-341 Course material approved by NWCG
current status
Current Status
  • Since 2002 more than 500 students have taken S-341 in 17 classes
  • Logistic support provided by the BLM National Training Center in Phoenix
  • Over 40 individuals have served as faculty members from 5 federal & 5 state agencies
  • 2007 – 3 classes: Oregon, Idaho, & West Virginia
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2002-2006 S-341

Student Locations

course objectives
Course objectives
  • Give students tools to adequately support incidents
  • Develop and maintain diverse course faculty
  • Keep course content current with technology, standards and business needs
  • Hold classes in all geographic areas around the country
future direction
Future Direction
  • 2008 – 2 classes: Tennessee & Colorado
  • Continue to sponsor national classes
  • Continue to refine S-341 curriculum
  • Continue to support regional classes under approved conditions
we are successful if
We are successful if:
  • Local units have GIS support for extended attack incidents
  • All Type I & II incidents have GIS support
  • All-Risk incidents have improved GIS support
  • GIS products are produced following national standards