Category: In the News
Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.(More)
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 for Emergency Preparedness February 2015 Newsletter
A GCN article about various mobile apps that major cities are adopting to help keep citizens informed of clean-up efforts after snow storms.
Emergency Management Magazine published an article about Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster response organization for military veterans.
Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief.
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.
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)