NFPA 951: Guide to Building and Utilizing Digital Information

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NFPA 951: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 The intent of this document is to provide guidance in the development of an “integrated information management system” which facilitates information sharing. The resulting system shall be designed to support a communications pathway for all relevant components of the national preparedness and response framework. 1.1.2 * This document provides information for the development of consistent methods, processes, and tools to capture, utilize, and share data within scalable information systems. This framework supports and sets the stage for effective data exchange at all operational levels and components. 1.1.2.1 As an example, time and location are identified as critical components. Specific format for time and location are established in the standard. The guide provides explanation to the AHJ as to why you need this specific format for time and location and how to use it within your operational environment. 1.1.3 The intent of this guide is to provide a framework and environment consistent with NFPA Standard 950 which results in an integrated information management system for Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Record Management Systems (RMS), and other associated data systems in common use by fire departments.

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