Beacon GIS was founded 2005 and has contributed to over 250 projects for emergency service agencies, cities, and counties. Beacon GIS has also subcontracted with public safety consultants and architects who need a specialized emergency services analyst to complete aspects of their reports.
Our objective expertise saves money so taxpayers and agencies do not have to fund salary, benefits, training, office space, hardware and associated software fees to obtain superior results.
Beacon GIS saves time by forgoing training, struggling through the tasks necessary to achieve results or waiting for an overwhelmed city staff who are generalists for all types of government needs; rather than a specialist in emergency services.
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Robert McNally is the president of Beacon GIS. He had been a first responder for 20 years. Experiences include street level firefighter and paramedic in urban, suburban, and rural environments both as a volunteer and career positions. In addition, leadership positions and training instructor responsibilities were also achieved. He was awarded the NJ Paramedic Excellence Award and the Star of Life Award.
Robert earned a Master's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Geography in the Urban and Regional Planning track. His thesis work was honored with the G. Herbert Stout Student Research Award. Previously, Robert had obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.
Robert is also a contract instructor for GIS curriculum at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute and the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg, Maryland.
Robert McNally is also a HAZUS Trained Professional, adept in using the software for disaster planning.
As an avid cyclist, multi-day rides across North Carolina, centuries (100 miles), and section rides along the Blue Ridge Parkway has Robert nearing his goals for going the distance.
Robert is also the author of "My State Capital was Where?" available in paperback and ebook on Amazon.
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