The titles, brief summaries, and power point slides for this year’s summit presentations are now available on the UAPI site at: https://www.uapi.us/?search&group=resources&Tag=2014+Homeland+Security+and+Defense+Education+Summit.
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)
Two slide sets on Ebola now available at the bottom of this PHE.Gov site.
Regroup published 4 free webinar recordings covering best practices in many critical areas, including how to prepare for an active shooter event, severe weather preparedness and emergency communications.
Also available online is Regroup’s 2013 Active Shooter Report.