Category: In the News

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

April 7th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Research

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.(More)

FCC Seeks Comment on What ‘Emergency’ Means for School Mass Notifications

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Social Aspects

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an “emergency?” That’s the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard. (More)

DelValle Institute February 2015 Newsletter

February 25th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, In the News, Massachusetts and Boston, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Training

DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness February 2015 Newsletter

GCN: Too much snow? Phone it in.

February 5th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, In the News, Massachusetts and Boston, Preparedness Resources and Apps

A GCN article about various mobile apps that major cities are adopting to help keep citizens informed of clean-up efforts after snow storms.

HSDL Critical Releases for November 12, 2014

November 13th, 2014 in In the News, National Security, Public Health

HSDL Critical Releases for November 12, 2014.

Team Rubicon Press

November 13th, 2014 in Disaster Response, In the News

Emergency Management Magazine published an article about Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster response organization for military veterans.

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief: November 12, 2014

November 13th, 2014 in In the News, Public Health

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief.

Robotic Cockroaches for Disaster Response

November 13th, 2014 in Disaster Response, In the News

Search and rescue roaches? North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. This fascinating technology is intended for application in disaster response operations. NCSU press release.

FBI Video Collection System Request

November 13th, 2014 in In the News, Opportunities, Public Health

How the FBI plans to manage crowdsourced video: The FBI has recently placed a request for information about a citizen facing video repository system they could use to manage croudsourced video.

Methuen, MA Installs Shooter Detection System

November 12th, 2014 in In the News, National Security, Public Health

The Town of Methuen (MA) Has installed an “Active Shooter” detection in one of its schools. The system was tested in an exercise on November 11, 2014, a school holiday, and has garnered national attention: “Methuen Demos ‘Active Shooter’ System” (WBUR), “Massachusetts school deploys ‘shooter detection system'” (Reuters), Methuen School Demos ‘Active Shooter’ System (CBS and Associated Press)