IAFC Public Safety GIS Viewer

Note: A Helix login is required to use the tool.

  • If you're an IAFC member, simply login with your member credentials.
  • Non-IAFC members may create a Helix account if they don't have one.

The IAFC Public Safety GIS Viewer provides multiple GIS layers including a national directory of fire departments, FEMA floodplain maps and more. Each of the layers may serve a unique purpose; the GIS Viewer enables first responders to assemble layers to view comprehensive information products within their community. Accessing this data was challenging because the information lives on many different websites. Using the National GIS Viewer, a responder can aggregate that data and drill down to see important information about their community.

Technology and information-gathering continues to expand exponentially around the world. Analyzed correctly, the fire and emergency service can leverage this data to improve service delivery, save lives and mitigate property loss at the local level.

The IAFC worked with Esri to create the National GIS Viewer to provide first responders an introduction to geospatially enabled decision-support tools and illustrate how GIS tools can enhance planning and daily operations.

  • Topics:
    • Wildland
    • Volunteer
    • Technology
    • Strategic Planning
    • Operations
    • Natural Disasters
    • Mutual Aid
    • Large-Scale Response
    • Industry
    • IAFC Partnerships
    • Hazmat
    • Featured Wildland
    • Featured Volunteer
    • Featured Tools & Topics
    • Featured Home (IAFC)
    • Featured Hazmat
    • Featured Department Administration
    • Featured Communications & Technology
    • Department Administration
    • Data & Analysis
  • Resource Type:
    • Reference
    • Strategy development tool
  • Organizational Author:
    • External
    • IAFC

Related Resources

  • The WUI Chief’s Guide was designed by fire chiefs for fire chiefs to help provide a better understanding of the wildland-urban interface and the necessary information to help prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from these events. This guide helps individuals understand ... read more
  • Colby Cagle IFSTA/FPP Curriculum Manager, Oklahoma State University Council for Future Volunteer Firefighters We all have habits in our daily lives that we repeat with little to no thought in the process. Most of our bad habits are not even caught until someone ... read more
  • New and evolving technology is keeping firefighters safer and better protected. From advances in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to indispensable software that can be accessed directly from fire trucks, the digital world continues to infiltrate every aspect of firefighting. However, ... read more