Russ Johnson

Russ Johnson

Global Public Safety Expert
– Esri, US

With over 30 years’ experience in public safety and homeland security, Russ Johnson currently advises senior public safety and national security officials on the use of location intelligence to support critical missions. Russ helped pioneer the development of standards for the United States in the use of spatial technology for incident management. He was involved in the clean-up mission following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion which caused 4.9 million barrels of oil to leak into the ocean. Russ managed the recovery mission’s tech support, delivering real-time data updates and using mapping imagery to show affected areas.  Formerly the Chief of Fire and Emergency Operations for Federal Lands in San Bernardino and Type 1 National Incident Commander, Russ supervised a complex interagency dispatch centre including five field division chiefs.

Video Disaster resilient communities

Disaster resilient communities

Ensure public safety by building an understanding of community vulnerability and anticipating what could happen and respond quickly.

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Video How to build safe and resilient communities

How to build safe and resilient communities

Shared, real-time situational awareness is critical for building safe, resilient communities. Discover best-practice strategies for actionable intelligence that minimises the impact of an emergency.

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Video The importance of maps in public safety

The importance of maps in public safety

Whether it’s digital or drawn in the sand, a map is an integral part of any public safety exercise and is the key to minimising losses and carrying out an efficient rescue mission.

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AFAC17 - Powered by INTERSCHUTZ

More than 2,500 emergency management professionals gather in Sydney to collaborate on improving emergency management performance and discuss how to innovate to face disruptions and ensure public safety.

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News Crowdsourcing bushfire apps could save lives

Crowdsourcing bushfire apps could save lives

As bushfire season approaches, and NSW firefighters battle fresh blazes on the Kurnell Peninsula, global public safety advisor Russ Johnson says crowdsourced bushfire apps could save lives.

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News Esri and Microsoft to provide online maps and applications during disasters

Esri and Microsoft to provide online maps and applications during disasters

Today, Esri announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to assist public and private agencies and communities around the world during disasters.

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Presentation Collaborative response in Emergency Management

Collaborative response in Emergency Management

Discover how GIS technology enables collaborative response in Emergency Management, demonstrated through real world examples such as the Boston Marathon, MH17, the California Drought and the Napa Earthquake.

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Presentation GIS Deployment at DeepWater Horizon

GIS Deployment at DeepWater Horizon

Learn how GIS was used during the Deepwater Horizon response for predictive modelling and analysis, planning and carrying out the cleanup operation, for the logging of field data, and for briefing officials, the media and the public on the unfolding situation.

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Presentation GIS for Emergency Management

GIS for Emergency Management

Understand how GIS is changing the way Emergency Management practitioners carry out response efforts.

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