Year: 2012

RELIEF/JIFX event @ Camp Roberts.

Some months ago Cat Graham of Humanity Road introduced us to one of the people running the  RELIEF events at the Naval Postgraduate School. The RELIEF events are the mecca for anyone working with technology in disaster response situations. Quoting

Cellphone disaster preparedness.

Cecil County, Maryland has put a page on their emergency management website outlining how to prepare your cellphone for disaster situations.  They not only point out how to use your cellphone during a disaster but also what to think of when

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Communication and Technology in Preparedness: An Introduction to Tools and Approaches

CDAC has organised a very interesting workshop taking place in London on July 20th: This practical, interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to test a variety of communication preparedness tools, as well as gain an understanding of some

Ogilvy Exchange: The Expanding Use of Social Media in Disaster Preparedness and Response

How Crisis Mapping Saved Lives in Haiti

National Geographic is running an excellent article on the role of Crisismapping in Haiti. Following is an excerpt: The National Geographic Society has a long history of crisis mapping disasters. But what happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010 would forever

Intrado launches emergency cellphone location service

Intrado today announced that it is offering carriers a hosted emergency location solution called Emergency Assist in the United States that would enable law enforcement to find mobile-phone subscribers who are in potentially life-threatening situations, even if the cell phone is not

Google launches “Coordinate”

Location-based apps and services like Foursquare have made significant inroads among consumers in the last few years, but most of the recent developments around location-based apps have bypassed the business market. While there are some systems out there that let

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States, Feds Poised to Write New Chapter in Public Safety Communications

A running joke about public safety communication is that first responders are only trying to catch up to the average teenager with a smartphone. But the issue really isn’t funny at all: The  performance of the nation’s aging web of

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Communication with crisis-affected populations now included in IASC simulations package

A new training package on emergency simulations developed by the Inter Agency Standing Committee‘s Sub-Working Group (IASC-SWG) on Preparedness has now included communication with crisis-affected populations as a key deliverable, thanks to input from infoasaid. The new ‘Government Emergency Simulation’

Virtual Operations Support teams & Social media

Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps VOST Introduction View more PowerPoint from Jim Garrow

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