Next-Generation (NG) SCOUT (Situation Awareness and Collaboration Tool) is a multi-platform application in development for California's first responder community to provide situational awareness and collaboration support during emergencies. NG SCOUT will be used by state and local government agencies to coordinate incident management for all hazards.
NG SCOUT is a completely new and cutting-edge technology platform that provides enhanced capabilities to agencies.
All fire agencies across the state are invited to become initial users of the platform. Please reach out to SCOUT@caloes.ca.gov if your agency would like to test the latest technology and help develop the future of emergency response and situational awareness in California.
The Situation Awareness and Collaboration Tool (SCOUT) was initially deployed in April 2016 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and through strategic partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). SCOUT provides an information sharing environment for small to extreme scale homeland security and emergency management incidents. It provides the California first responder community and supporting agencies a web-based tactical and operational response platform to assist in communication, coordination, and collaboration within incident management for all hazards, whether natural or human-made.Authorized users are able to view, search and add relevant tactical incident information for a variety of incident types, including but not limited to wild land fires, floods, search & rescue missions, special events, earthquakes and homeland security incidents. SCOUT also integrates incident information with other relevant geographical information, such as weather conditions, road conditions, utilities, census information, known hazards, and government boundaries.California government agencies, or sponsored non-government agencies with a public safety or emergency management mission are eligible to apply. Agencies interested in participating in SCOUT may email firstname.lastname@example.org.