IMPACT is a free all-hazards planning tool for first responders. It is meant to augment, not replace, current tools you may already be using.
IMPACT combines simulation, visualization, and mapping into an integrated user interface similar to a smart phone or tablet. First responders can use it for planning, situation awareness, and response to natural and man-made disasters. It uses common data formats to easily exchange data with other map-based tools.
IMPACT was developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility, under sponsorship of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is in use by over 400 federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners.
An in-depth operational overview of IMPACT can be viewed on YouTube by pressing the button below.