FIRE-IN Common Capability Challenges | Solutions & Preliminary Results

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The FIRE-IN Common Capability Challenges

Challenges identified (click here for more details)
High flow of effort in hostile environment   Low frequency, high impact Multiagency / multileadership environment Higly level of uncertainty
Capabilities identified Incident Command Organization Focus on sustainability of safe operations Anticipate vulnerability, and communicate to the public Distribute decision-making Strategies choosing safe, resilient scenarios, and maintaining credibility
Pre-planning Pre-plan a time-efficient, safe response, minimizing responder’s engagement Negotiate solutions with stakeholders for anticipated scenarios Pre-plan interoperability and enhance synergies Focus on governance and capacity building towards more resilient societies
Standardization Establish specific procedures and guides facilitating operativity Standardize capabilities in front of pre-established scenarios Establish an interagency framework Build doctrine for resilience in emergency services and societies
Knowledge cycle Train specific roles and risks Organizational learning focusing efforts in key risks and opportunities Build a shared understanding of emergency and train interagency scenarios Focus on capacity building towards more resilient societies
Information management Information cycle Manage key information focused on decision-making Define common information management processes between agencies Provide an efficient, flexible flow of information for a shared understanding
Community involvement Develop public self-protection to minimize responders exposures Involve communities in preparing population for the worst scenario before it happens Not identified at this stage Cultural changes in risk tolerance and resilience
Technology Use technology to assess risks and minimize responder’s engagement Forecast and simulate complex scenarios Technological tools to support data sharing Get a clear picture of the risk evolution