Fire Service Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This document identifies recommended actions and guidance for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to effectively integrate the fire service into the fusion process. Within the context of this document, the fire service is defined as including fire and emergency operations, emergency medical service operations, rescue operations, hazardous materials operations, fire prevention/protection, fire investigation, incident management, and responder safety. [...]. The document is an appendix to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's (Global) Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (Baseline Capabilities document), which defines the capabilities and guidance necessary for a fusion center to be considered capable of performing basic functions (e.g., the gathering, processing, analysis, and dissemination of terrorism, homeland security, and law enforcement information). The document does not identify additional capabilities for fusion centers. Rather, the document identifies how fusion centers can effectively integrate the fire service into their existing analysis and information/intelligence sharing processes. In addition, this document provides federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial fire service organizations with an overview of the mutual operational value in working with their local fusion center, as well as different options for establishing relationships with the fusion center."

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