EM Constellation - Florida Division of Emergency Management

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Web Adapters

Richard Butgereit

richard.butgereit@em.myflorida.com


Information Management Section Head

Florida Division of Emergency Management

850
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413
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9907

To EM Constellation

EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Web Services

Matthew Cronin

Administration Manager

Palm Beach County

Division of Emergency Management

MCronin@pbcgov.org

or 561
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712
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6320



Jeff Alexander

Director of Preparedness Programs

Northeast Florida Regional Council

jalexander@nefrc.org

or 904
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279
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0885 x 134

Charles Chris

Operations and Planning Coordinator

Brevard County Emergency Management

Chris.charles@brevardcounty.us


or 321
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637
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4087



EM Constellation



EM Constellation is a web
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based platform adopted by the
State of Florida as an information management solution for
emergency management.



The platform allows county, state, federal and mutual aid
entities to use the same operating environment when
responding to and recovering from an emergency.



Requests for assistance may be made through the platform,
these requests approved and tasked as missions, and
tracked throughout their life cycle.



Information messages like situation reports, press releases,
and incident action plans may also be shared through the
platform.


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ommercial
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helf emergency management
solutions are also used by numerous partners, namely by
several counties…

The Challenge

EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Local EM

Statewide EM



Partners are having to duplicate efforts, entering information
into both their local systems as well as the state’s system.


EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Local EM

Statewide EM

The Solution



Build a web services interface to the EM Constellation.



Enhance local systems with the ability to interact with EM
Constellation through web services.


Web Services

History



Beginning in the spring of 2009, a project was undertaken to
create web services for EM Constellation.



Concurrent with that project, a separate project was
undertaken with the Northeast Florida Council and ESI, the
makers of WebEOC, to develop an adapter for their product
to interface directly with these web services, moving
information from one system to the other, ensuring updated
information across the platforms.



Later, in winter of 2010, a project was kicked off with
Brevard County and NC4, the makers of E
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Team, to develop
similar capabilities for their platform.



What are “web services”



“Web services” are application programming interfaces, or
API’s, that are accessed via the web.



A “web service” is a software system designed to support
interoperable machine
-
to
-
machine interaction over a network.


EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Web Services

EMC Web Services

EMC Web Services

The Solution



“Web services” are application programming interfaces, or
API’s, that are accessed via the web.



A “web service” is a software system designed to support
interoperable machine
-
to
-
machine interaction over a network.


EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Web Services

The Solution



Local emergency management software platforms must also
develop capabilities to interact with the EMC web services, using
the inter to connect from your local system, both retrieving and
posting information to EM Constellation.


EM

Constellation

Local EM

Software

Internet

Web Services

WebEOC



As previously mentioned, concurrent with the project to
develop the EMC Web Services, a project was also undertaken
with the Northeast Regional Council and ESI to create adapters
for
WebEOC
.



This project wrapped up in the spring of 2010, and since then,
ESI has been working with several counties to implement the
adapter along with their local installations of
WebEOC
.


Web EOC

ETeam



As previously mentioned, a project was undertaken in
spring 2010 with Brevard County and NC4 to create
adapters for
ETeam
.



This project is currently ongoing, and is a few weeks
away from beta testing.



Users will be able to:



Create and view their county’s Info Messages



Generate Mission Requests from the ETEAM Resource
Request



Create a County
Sitrep

attachment by extracting data
from the ETEAM Jurisdiction
Sitrep

and include it in an
EMC Info Message


An EMC Info Message is created by ETeam if the “OK to Update” box on the EMC
Sitrep Tab is checked. Information from the ETeam Report populates matching fields
on the Info Message and adds additional information as an attachment.

Other Eteam/EMC Tabs


The Info Message and Mission Request Tabs will function in a
similar fashion but their formats are still in work.


Info Messages will be associated to an ETeam Emergency Event
Report and the TAB will include an option to create a new message
or to select an existing message from a pick
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list of the agency’s Info
Messages listed under the corresponding EMC Incident


Mission Requests will be associated to a corresponding ETeam
Resource Request by a TAB on the ETeam Report and data will
update and flow automatically between the ETeam Report and the
Mission Request.


Formats have been installed on the Brevard County Eteam Training
system and are being tweaked right now and we expect to start Beta
Testing interactively with EMC by the end of the month

ETeam

Conclusion



EMC Web Services are an example of a cutting
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edge technology
projects of the Florida Division of Emergency Management and
the Florida State Emergency Response Team to streamline the
work flows of our local partners, and improve emergency
management.




Regional collaborations are also building capacities, sharing
costs, and improving communication…

Southeast FL REMCS
Committees


Executive Committee




Bill Johnson
, Palm Beach


Chuck Lanza
, Broward


Curt Sommerhoff
, Miami
-
Dade



Irene Toner
, Monroe


Steering Committee

Matt Cronin,
Regional Coordinator

Billy Weinshank
, PBC
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Soheila Ajabshir
, Miami
-
Dade

Bob Humple
, Broward
-

Jose Tezanos
, Monroe


Technical
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IT technical specialists from each County


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Regional


(Esi Hosted)


Monroe Co.


Miami
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Dade


Co.


Broward Co.

Palm Beach Co.

Regional Emergency Management

Collaboration System (REMCS)

Municipality

Municipality

Phase I


Phase II


Phase III


WebFusion

Municipality


Timeline



System Administrator Training


Oct 08


Regional System Fully Operational Dec 08


County Systems Fully Operational May 09


WebFusion



Implementation Feb 10


UAWG Unanimously Votes


Feb 10


“WebEOC as Repository for Region”


REMCS Committee Sets Regional Feb 10


Board Requirements


Regional Board Development Mar
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Sept 10


Customizations & Enhancements Ongoing



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Regional Boards


Regional Asset Management System (RAMS)


Regional Significant Events


Regional Status


EOC Activation


Gov Office Status


School Status


Municipal Status


Evacuations


County Disaster Declaration Status

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Regional Boards (cont.)


Shelters


Hospitals


Road and Bridge


Closures


Press Releases


Situation Reports


Incident Action Plans