Emergency Management Information System
Emergency Management Information System (EMIS) is a computer database for disaster response that provides graphical, real-time information to responders.
EMIS and emergencies
Four phases of an emergency are Preparedness, Risk Mitigation, Response and Recovery. An EMIS shall enable emergency managers or any emergency stakeholder (affected civilians, police, fireman, Non Government Organizations (NGO), etc.) make their required activities in any phase of an emergency in an easy and speedy way.
EMIS for Preparedness
- Preparation of contingency plans for different types of emergencies
- Creating checklists that can be easily reached by any related emergency management stakeholder
- Resource management
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EMIS for Risk Mitigation
- Determine possible risk areas and/or risk types. Often supported by a geographical information system (GIS).
EMIS for Response
- Executing and tracking the contingency plan
EMIS for Recovery
- Cost calculation of the emergency
- Various kind of reports (supported by tables, graphs, etc.)
An EMIS interacts with many other early alert systems and communicates with many legacy systems.
- Emergency management
- Emergency management software
- Emergency Communication System
- Logistics Support System
- "What is an Emergency Management Information System (EMIS)?". Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2007-04-26.