The next LEPC-3 meeting will be held in May – Location, Date and Time is to be decided. In the event of bad weather please contact Allie to confirm whether the meeting is happening or postponed. The agenda will be available a week prior to the meeting. Please email Allie to RSVP or for more information.
Unmanned Aircraft and Emergency Response Demonstration
On March 9, 2016, SWCRPC and LEPC-3 hosted the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab. We now have some great aerial images and elevation information for a new road relocation site in Chester. It’s really interesting to see what a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can capture in just 20 minutes of flying over a site. Check out the online before-after aerial map and the aerial and elevation map. For more information, contact Katharine Otto.
Public Safety Broadband Network
The Department of Public Safety has received a planning grant with the purpose of preparing for FirstNet. The FirstNet vision is to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. Vermont’s planning and outreach efforts have begun and are focused on working with first responders to gather feedback about unique communications challenges, coverage and capacity needs, and user requirements. Participation from Vermont’s first responder community will provide the critical inputs needed for Vermont’s participation in the national Public Safety Broadband Network. To make sure your public safety entity is accounted for, please fill out this survey by 9/30/2015. At the August meeting the Department of Public Safety presented a power point on this project. Click here to view.
Photos from the HMEP Workshop (All Hazards Resource Guide) workshop in June at Mt. Ascutney Hospital.