The Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) is a free GIS web map that allows anyone to examine the interplay of population data, infrastructure and hazards. It can help emergency managers visualize and analyze their community by providing data sets and analysis tools that allow users to calculate the estimated number of individuals with a specific demographic characteristic (age of 65, for example). During this presentation, participants will receive a RAPT overview, learn how the community resilience indicators were selected and what analysis tools are available. There will also be a live demonstration of the tool that focuses on specific communities in Texas and participants are encouraged to use RAPT and follow along. You don’t have to be a GIS expert to learn how to use RAPT, and it was designed to be intuitive, simple to use and applicable across all phases of emergency management.
Scott Mahlik started his career in emergency management career with the Americorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team where he was on teams that fought wildland fire and established a volunteer reception center with the City of Joplin, MO following the EF-5 tornado in May 2011.
He was hired as a FEMA reservist in 2011 as a Community Relations Specialist. He was an unpaid internship in FEMA Region 8 National Preparedness Division in 2012 and then was hired on temporarily as a Corrective Action Specialist in 2013. I was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2014 and worked in different FEMA offices since then. He is not a GIS expert :)
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