Justifications / Requirements for US National Grid (USNG) use in Florida…. or nationwide

USNG Florida
2 min readAug 29, 2016


A list of documents or links requested during the Brevard County regional trails meeting, held 8/29/2016 in Viera, FL {Revision 2, 12/19/2016}

  1. It is a national standard, (FGDC-STD-011–2001) circa 2001: https://www.fgdc.gov/usng
  2. State Fire Marshall’s office, circa 2006: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/DOMSEC/FL_USNG.htm
  3. Florida Division of Emergency Management: http://www.floridadisaster.org/gis/usng/
  4. Florida Fire Chief’s Association Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP), 2010: http://www.ffca.org/media/cms/71/Documents/SERP_Plan_Approved_7_17_15.pdf (use CRTL F tool to search for word: “grid”).
  5. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), 2010: http://www.floridadisaster.org/documents/CEMP/2016/2016%20State%20CEMP%20(COMPLETE%20FINAL%20DRAFT).pdf (use CRTL F tool to search for word: “grid”).
  6. Land Search & Rescue Coordinate system designated per National Search & Rescue Committee, 2011: http://www.epcupdates.org/2012/03/nsarc-designates-usng-as-land-sar.html
  7. Florida Field Operations Guide (FOG), 2012: http://floridadisaster.org/FOG/chapter10E-ToolsResourcesandInformationManagement.pdf (pages 237–242)
  8. Florida Fire Chief’s Association / Florida Association for Search & Rescue USNG Position statement, 2015: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_0iHyk5LA9MNmZUVlY0SUdFRFk
  9. FEMA Directive 092–5, 2015: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_0iHyk5LA9MOXUwMU5UdXhUUnM
  10. NFPA 950: Standard for Data Development and Exchange for the Fire Service, 2013: requires that an attribute exists that supports labelling of a point by US National Grid
  11. Language of Location — research & testing, 2015: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_0iHyk5LA9MakV4RnpEeENXYlU
  12. Florida Coast to Coast Trail Urban-Rural Overlay Study, 2016: http://c2cconnector.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/C2C_Overlay_Report_May_2016_web2.pdf (see document page 13, {PDF page 17} and note that the map atlas on pages 44{44}–80{84} is USNG gridded)

See multiple other articles here: https://medium.com/@USNGFlorida and ensure USNGAPP.org and FindMeSAR.com is ready to use on your smartphone.

Rev 2 Additional Information:

Iowa Task Force 1 video: https://youtu.be/LlTpFz5fQso 8 minutes, well worth your time

FEMA video: http://bit.ly/2hEhGiZ 34 minutes

USNG 2015 update video: https://youtu.be/LlTpFz5fQso 12 minutes

USNG & 9–1–1 callers article in Fire Chief Magazine

Rev 2: 12/19/2016



USNG Florida

Promoting US National Grid implementation in Florida and nationwide.