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With Guardian Disaster Dashboards, you can create a localised page where information updates and advice can be shared to the public.
Use your dashboard to:
Keep the general public updated from a single point of truth, with real-time information, that is organised and presented with simplicity.
Empower the local community to make better informed decisions.
Present a real-time, common operating picture of the incident/event so that key responders can make decisions based on the incident location, those being impacted, nearby contacts, and escalation status.
Access real-time data for LDCC reporting and performance monitoring.
Reduce overall call times so that incidents can be resolved faster.
Maintain excellent communication between key stakeholders, third party emergency services and organisations, and the general public.
“We received an 80% reduction in calls during the 2018 bushfires because local residents could check what was happening and where using the Central Highlands Regional Council Dashboard”
- Glenn Bell, Central Highlands Regional Council
Stay in the know
Community members can opt-in for notifications and receive email and SMS updates during disaster events.
Live Information Updates
Empower your community to make better informed decisions by providing real-time updates to current impacts in the area such as road closures, power outages and weather warnings, as well as interactive maps for full spatial awareness.
Access Disaster Resources
Guide your community to locate and access emergency preparedness resources and guides that walk them through what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs.
For specific disaster information or assistance, community members can use their local dashboard to find radio stations, social media feeds and helpful contacts to assist with response and recovery.
People know that they can rely on the QIT Plus designed Whitsunday Disaster Dashboard in their time of need; if we can empower communities and residents within them, with the right information and tools before, during and after a disaster, they can become the experts and are more resilient next event."
- Sandra Black, Whitsunday Regional Council
All broadcasted information and warnings are streamed from your Local Disaster Coordination Centre—resulting in no duplicate, delayed or different information.
Display updates and information and customise this based on known conditions that impact your area frequently (such as storms, bushfires, flooding or roadwork.)
Provide all essential contact information and “get ready” resources in one place when incidents and events occur.
Emergency preparedness resources
Active evacuation centres
Each dashboard contains a fully interactive map (for spacial awareness) which is synced with the Department Of Transport and Main Roads. Customise map layers based on known conditions that impact your area frequently.
Active evacuation centres
Social Media Feeds & Local Radio
Display local radio stations and up to 8 social media feeds to assist with response and recovery.
Rural Community Connect
The Rural Community Connect portal connects the general public directly with an official, trusted source of information (such as the LDCC) during incidents and events, to help answer questions regarding incident related impacts.
(E.g: current fire bans, available fuel stations after a cyclone, alternative routes when flooding occurs, where to get sandbags, etc.)
The portal is organised by category and individual form threads to help keep information organised and easy to find:
Queensland Parks & Wildlife
Rural Fire Service Queensland
The Business Portal empowers local businesses to connect during times of emergency to alleviate lack of emergency preparedness, coordinate resources and share support during a disaster.
The portal provides helpful contacts to assist with response and recovery, and guides to assist businesses in improving their disaster resilience capabilities. These guides include resources for what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs.
Receive email and SMS updates on rapidly changing situations during disaster events.
"The support and use of the Fraser Coast Disaster Dashboard over two major flood events in six weeks was exceptional. In the January event which was essentially a large flash flood event Pete at QIT Plus provided immediate operational support in ensuring the dashboard was current and updated. Working with our Comms team the dashboard provided was essential in providing a significant reduction of calls into our call centre."
In the February event the same occurred, the disaster dashboard was used by all agencies and in particular cameras that were linked to assets became invaluable for ground-truthing river heights as gauges were damaged by the event. The number of hits and impressions on our dashboard was exceptional and exceeded expectations. The mayor and other members of the LDMG commonly referred to our dashboard at every media opportunity.”
- Brendan Guy, Fraser Coast Regional Council
Guardian Disaster Dashboards Are...
Reliable When it Counts
Guardian Disaster Dashboards have remained 100% operational despite receiving over 3 million hits during flood events
Our intelligent software is hosted on a scalable AWS elastic load balancer that distributes the load over up to 5 servers to maintain a quality service and handle pressure.
Adapted to You
Can be tailored and altered over time to suit the business and match corporate branding (including individual pages, custom URLs, buttons, social media widgets, colours and logos.)
Access your dashboard from your computer or on the go from any tablet or smartphone device.
Who are Guardian Disaster Dashboards for?
Guardian Disaster Dashboards are for government and non government agencies (including state, regional and shire councils, health agencies, transport agencies, schools and chambers of commerce.)
Your agency can benefit from a Guardian Disaster Dashboard should you need to provide specific information to the public during incidents and events, and want to save time by making it available all in one place.
What can Guardian Disaster Dashboards be accessed on?
You can access Guardian Disaster Dashboards from any computer, tablet or smartphone device.
How can the general public access our dashboard?
Dashboards have a clear, customised URL and SEO optimisation, making them easily searchable via Google and easy to share access to. You can also integrate your dashboard page with your main agency website.
Many of our clients have secured funding to access emergency preparedness resources like Disaster Dashboards.
The Queensland Government established the Get Ready Queensland (GRQ) grants program to position Queensland as the most disaster resilient state in Australia. The program is an all-hazards, resilience building initiative incorporated under a single, overarching brand.
The aim of the GRQ grants program is to help local governments engage their communities and assist them to better prepare for severe weather and disasters in Queensland while continuing to build their resilience to future disasters.
Contact your state department to enquire about current federal funding programs and initiatives for disaster resilience, emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
“The severe weather, flash flooding and then riverine flooding of February 2022 was the first time Toowoomba Regional Council has used Guardian IMS in “anger” outside of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Whilst we did not receive the degree of damage that our South-eastern neighbouring councils did, it was still all systems go up here on the hill.
With the amazing help of QIT Plus, Guardian IMS and, of course, our Disaster Dashboard we achieved many firsts this time- our first Emergency Alert referencing the dashboard saw 60,000+ new users, our first time with non-Disaster Management staff working in the program entering requests, tasking and actioning jobs, flood inundation mapping displayed on the dashboard map, our yet-to-be-released Community Flood Risk Portals proving their worth before they were even finalised and so much more.”