Category: Preparedness Resources and Apps

Communications: DHS transfers emergency-response tech

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health

The Department of Homeland Security’s tech directorate has begun transferring a web-based, app-driven emergency response system to a nonprofit center that will disseminate it more widely among emergency responders. (More)

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

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief: February 4, 2015

February 5th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, Industry, National Security, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Training

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief.

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.