Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Safety Information Reporting Service (SIRS)

After a number of years of development, it appears the Safety Information Reporting Service (SIRS) is getting off the ground with a Web presence. SIRS, which is currently hosted by the Crisis Management Initiative, is ultimately designed to serve as a safety and security information sharing resource for the humanitarian community. This collaborative initiative is much-needed and long over due. Centralized incident reporting systems have been used by a variety of US government agencies for a number of years - one of the most notable successes is the aviation safety SAFECOM program. All too often important safety and security information that could benefit a wide variety of NGOs is kept internal within a single organization. SIRS is a step in the right direction in addressing this problem. Kudos to those involved and best wishes as the service evolves.


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