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BluePrint: Sahana First Response

Current Status

Fit-Gap analysis spreadsheet

Available features:

Missing features:

  1. Common Operating Picture with Crisis Mapping (who, what, when, and where)
  2. manage event type specific work flows pre-populated message templates and messages (field-observation, casualty-illness, situation-information, response-resource, resource-messaging and management-summary reports)
  3. input and output HXL #Event, SITREP and RM feeds [2] to serve as an aggregator and a publisher-subscriber
  4. Desktop and Mobile applications to integrate and to server as a publisher and a subscriber
  5. Approve or Reject asset management, incident reports, situational-reporting, and resource messaging
  6. Support multiple language message delivery options: HTTP, RSS/Atom, SMS, Email, FTP
  7. digitally sign the messages
  8. Pictographs for reporting incidents (field and casualty-illness reports)
  9. Incident specific SOP check list


<What problem is this solution solving?> <How will this solution add value to Sahana?> <Name any similar existing solutions>


Sahana First Response (SaFiRe) is designed to support a Simple Emergency Operation Center (EOC). An EOC could be as simple as a single terminal with a single user (e.g. a Dispatch Station) recording incident reports and dispatching an emergency service. The emergency service might be the maintenance engineering crew of a telecommunications service provider deployed to fix a backup power generator. A Police EOC would utilize for managing field-observation (burglary, accident, dispute) and casualty-illness reports (accident, murder). The Police response and resources allocated to an incident varies upon the scenario. The other extreme is managing a crisis such as an earthquake with many casualties, damages, and losses. All these, whether big or small, require managing a series of activities and sharing information across multiple Incident Command and Control System (ICCS) platforms.

Problem Under a well-developed emergency management system, the Emergency Management Services of a Country should be aware of and should map every significant emergency incident and its response. Sharing such information among multiple agencies with disparate systems can be complicated. Solutions such as WebEOC are hard for small developing nations to finance. Silo-ed Organizations and inter-agency rivalry at various levels of a national emergency management system becomes a difficult challenge to integrate.


SAFIRE is essentially a Sahana Eden template combining various modules to support the work flows of a simple EOC from incident report inception through a cycle until the situation is contained. Important SAFIRE features:

  • Crisis mapping contributes to the common operating picture and categorical representation of the reports
  • Able to input and output reports in various formats (JSON, XML, PDF, XSL, SQL) and emergency data exchange standards (EDXL, HXL)
  • Use a combination of voice and data input and output streams for collecting and disseminating situational reports and resource management


<Who will be the users of the solution?> <Who else will be affected by this solution? eg. Developers, Users of Existing Functionality that may be changed?> <How will stakeholders be affected?> Tip: Engage these stakeholders in the development of your BluePrint.

User Stories

<> <A good User Story should answer the following questions:> <* Who the user is> <* What they want the solution to do for them?> <* Why they want it to do that? (goal)> <eg. A <type of user> wants the solution to <do something for them> so that <can achieve a goal>.>


<Group requirements in subsections, e.g. etc.> < requirements> <Identify different types of requirements:>





System Constraints


<Where relevant include alternative design options>

Data Model

(e.g. EER or class diagrams)


<Diagrams or Pseudocode>

Site Map

<for User Interface solutions>


<for User Interface solutions>


Current Implementation

<Leave open for a list of existing implementation of this solution in Sahana Eden:> <*a brief description of the implementation (date/time, name, design options chosen)> <*a link to the code> <*list of deployments of the implementation> <*links to case studies> <*short analysis of achievements/problems>

Planned Implementation

<List of goals for your implementations which you (include your name/github repo/IRC handle) are currently working on>

Future Extensions

<List of features which could be included, but are outside of the scope of this extension>

Outstanding Questions

<Questions about the features or design that haven't been (and need to be) answered>


<Links to external resources>

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