Note: The Damage Assessment module is included in OpsCenter at no additional cost.
Automated Damage Assessment - FEMA Based Guidelines
Managing emergency situations requires the rapid capture, organization and reporting of damages caused by an incident. OpsCenter provides this ability with easy to use input forms and the generation of reports for impact and damage assessment. OpsCenter captures information regarding the scope and magnitude of damages, organizing it into categories, and generating reports for the appropriate users and agencies. The production of required reports during an emergency is quicker and more accurate than a manual method.
OpsCenter uses two input screens to capture damage and impact information:
Perhaps the most important feature of the OpsCenter Damage Assessment module is the reporting. The system has the ability to generate damage assessment reports in a few seconds that would take staff members an hour to calculate by hand. Not only does this save a lot of time but it also results in more accurate and consistent calculations.
Below is an example of two of the Damage Assessment reports. The one on the left is a summary that is suitable for giving to leadership and others that are focused on the big picture. The one on the right is a detailed Damage Assessment report and it includes all of the information known about damages and is suitable for someone responsible for knowing and managing the details. Click on either image to make it bigger.