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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) is the national, online network of Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency response and homeland security communities. LLIS.gov contains a comprehensive and ever-growing library of relevant and current information and resources to assist emergency response and homeland security professionals fulfill their responsibilities before, during and after emergencies and disasters. Listed below are descriptions and examples of the valuable resources available to registered LLIS.gov members.

 

LESSONS LEARNED

  Knowledge and experience derived from incidents and study of operations, training, and exercises. Also includes short, concise summaries of information collected from multiple sources, indicating apparent patterns or trends. 
 
 Preparing Local Officials for Their Emergency Roles and Responsibilities
 
Community Preparedness: Preparing Local Officials for Their Emergency Roles and Responsibilities
Elected and appointed officials from local jurisdictions should be engaged in emergency preparedness planning and participate in trainings and exercises focused on their roles during an emergency. This can help these officials become familiar with their assigned responsibilities and fulfill assigned tasks during incidents. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered members.
 
 
 
 Familiarity of Emergency Response Personnel with School Campuses and Facilities
School Safety: Familiarity of Emergency Response Personnel with School Campuses and Facilities
Exercise and incident after-action reports (AARs) indicate that the familiarity of emergency personnel with school facilities and campuses is important for effective responses to active shooter incidents. These AARs demonstrate how a lack of familiarity   can hinder the ability of responders to secure the school building and to extract the injured, among other challenges. Ensuring that emergency personnel are familiar with campus layout and facilities can contribute to effective responses to active shooter incidents at schools.  Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered users.
 
 
  
 Implementation of the National Incident Management System by Schools
School Safety: Implementation of the National Incident Management System by Schools
The implementation of National Incident Management System (NIMS) is required for all primary, secondary, and higher education institutions that receive Federal preparedness monies. However, an analysis of after action reports from both exercises and real world events demonstrates that the implementation of NIMS continues to be a challenge for some primary, secondary, and higher education institutions. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered users. 
 
 
 

BEST PRACTICES

Exemplary techniques, procedures, good ideas, or solutions, that work and are grounded in authentic operations, training, and exercise experience.
 
 Resource Management Issues after a Nuclear Incident
 
Mass Evacuation Reception Planning: Resource Management Issues after a Nuclear Incident
This Best Practice provides planners with an overview of resource management issues that are likely to be encountered by jurisdictions adjacent to a nuclear incident in an urban area. This document was validated by six subject-matter experts in this field. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered members.
 
 
 
 Registration Processes
Special Needs Registries: Registration Processes
This Best Practice describes processes used to register individuals in special needs registries, including information collection and dissemination. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered members.

 

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AFTER- ACTION REPORTS (AAR)

Reports that document results of an exercise or real-world event and recommend improvement. LLIS.gov serves at the national repository for homeland security after-action reports. Members can access and search hundreds of AARs from local, state, national, and international exercises and real-world events.
 
 
Image of document- Virginia Department of Health, June 2012, Derecho Weather Event, After-Action Report/Improvement Plan
Virginia Department of Health, June 2012, Derecho Weather Event, After-Action Report/Improvement Plan
For Official Use Only (FOUO). On June 29-30, 2012, severe thunderstorms impacted the Commonwealth of Virginia. Approximately 1.5 million Virginia residents were left without power and large portions of the state experienced high-wind damage to personal property and critical infrastructure. This event provided the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) with the opportunity to operationalize and validate numerous response plans and systems in a “no-notice” event. Power and water service interruptions combined with severe heat strained public health and communications. However, the VDH response to the event was a success. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered members.

 

 Lessons Learned in Police-Community Partnerships and Use of the Incident Command System
Tampa Bay Manhunt After-Action Report: Lessons Learned in Police-Community Partnerships and Use of the Incident Command System
On June 29, 2010, the Tampa Police Department (TPD) suffered a tragic loss when two officers were shot and killed during a traffic stop. This after-action report describes the subsequent law enforcement response and multi-jurisdictional manhunt. This response involved 22 law enforcement agencies and more than 1,000 personnel during a 96-hour deployment that culminated in the arrest of the suspect. Complete report available online at LLIS.gov for registered members.

 

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OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON LLIS.gov

Tools, Templates and Guidance
  • LLIS.gov offers a vast library of homeland security plans, procedures, templates, and tools from jurisdictions across the nation. These documents provide LLIS.gov members with a valuable resource for developing or revising plans and procedures.
Member Directory
  • Provides name, address, title, position and contact information for thousands of registered LLIS.gov members across the nation. Excellent tool for networking and collaboration.
Channels
  • Distinct areas of LLIS.gov where specific communities, working groups, or team can directly collaborate online. Each channel features private collaboration tools, a document uploading tool, links to member forums, and full administration by a Channel member. Exceptional tool for secure, online collaboration for geographically dispersed members.
Message Boards
  • Forums where members can post questions for other LLIS.gov members or staff to respond. Great way to tap the knowledge and expertise of emergency management professionals across the country.
Secure Messaging
  • Email-style messaging system used to send secure messages and attachments to other members. Excellent tool for secure communication.
DHS Policy and Guidance
  • National plans, templates, federal policies, and other helpful information.
 
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Last Updated: 
01/22/2013 - 14:18