ARIES needs feedback from Emergency and Fire Management staff and volunteers to improve the design of the
Cumulative Regional Integrated Operability Score (CRIOS). The critical considerations for the CRIOS derive
from their relevancy to the SCIP scorecard.
Having feedback about the graduated scale for each unit of measure is especially needed. Currently,
the scale is based on subjective values and is user group friendly. We are hoping to make the scale
specific to each unit of measure, so that objective scoring is possible. See example labeled
"Definition Key". Suggestions about how to discretely scale the units of measure, would be appreciated.
We are seeking user group decision making, so that the tool is relevant.
For suggestions and revisions, please send comments to email@example.com.
Please evaluate this tool ,which was developed from a Case Study in a rural region prior to, during and
after a flooding disaster, FY2009/2010. This project was developed by ARIES staff with student assistance.
ARIES is most appreciative of the regional and multi-jurisdictional Emergency and Fire Hall staff and
volunteers, who made this study possible. Their gracious participation, and sharing of experiences,
allowed development of the tool. The Funding was from DHS CREATE through the Working Together for a
Safer Tomorrow program.
See the abstract and poster in the DHS Summit Competition FY2010. Go to Brittany Friend under Students, the "Next Generation".
For a review of the project and its relation to ARIES and the Working Together Program, please view the CRIOS power point.
You are welcome to use this information with permission and credit for ARIES and the Working Together Program of DHS CREATE.
CRIOS: Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium, 2013