A broad definition of interoperability is the ability of two (2) or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. To facilitate communications, coordination and interactions between responders and other emergency management stakeholders in the event of an emergency or disaster, communications tools and systems need to be compatible to deliver and receive information in a timely manner. Commonality of processes, a common language, consistent information-sharing protocols and technology are required.
As an initial partner of the Fusion Center, GOHSEP plays an integral role
in LA-SAFE efforts in information and intelligence sharing to local, State and national levels. The LA-SAFE Daily Information Summary (LA-SAFE DIS)
continues to be distributed daily to over 1,200 contacts