Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit


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.

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What is it?

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.

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Who uses it?

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 650 federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners.

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Watch a demo

An in-depth operational overview of IMPACT can be viewed on YouTube by pressing the button below.

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