"Coffee break training" is routinely used in the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) as a way to provide brief periods of training that acknowledge the often hectic and erratic schedules of personnel in the ESS. In support of that concept, yesterday, the U.S. Fire Administration released its latest Coffee Break Training bulletin: United States National Grid. To join in that learning experience (it's a one pager that takes less than 5 minutes to read), click the link below:
Comment: This is a great little informational flyer about how map production and use can be standardized to support the realities of disasters - that being many different groups working together, usually in unfamiliar terrain, and needing a grid approach from day one (e.g. SAR). In addition, if a standardized language of location isn't used during "everyday" responses, it won't work when it's needed most.
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