Launched in December 2003 as part of the City's disaster logistics management planning efforts, the Citywide Asset and Logistics Management System (CALMS) is a web-based system designed to capture information on resources commonly used in disaster response and recovery.
It includes modules for identifying facilities, fleet, heavy equipment, and emergency supplies from City agencies to fulfill critical needs during emergency and routine operations. CALMS also captures information about City personnel that enables emergency managers to quickly identify workers with special skill sets when additional assistance is requested.
CALMS is the only system in New York City that integrates multiple resource management systems and provides a single view of the resources owned and managed or accessible to response agencies. CALMS aids decision-making in the Emergency Operations Center and allows NYCEM to better fulfill the resource requests made by City agencies during emergencies.
Additionally, the CALMS database incorporates regional, state, federal, nonprofit, and private sector resources.
CALMS has been tested in training, drills, and exercises conducted by NYCEM. The system successfully helped identify equipment needed at the scene of the emergency.
Download the CALMS fact sheet