Nathan Rainey, Emergency Services Manager, City of Palo Alto, California: “Our OES manages a large volunteer program, and one that we hope to grow even more. Having an information system that can grow with us is important in being able to not only effectively manage our membership but to also provide a means to utilize
El Niño 2015- a graph that says it all: be prepared. *The Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) is based on current year three month running mean of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) departures from average in the Niño 3.4 region, and is a principal measure for monitoring patterns in order to predict El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). As
The Blizzard of 2015, which in January inaugurated a series of winter storms across the northeastern US that continue to this day, is estimated by various experts to have cost the economy between $500 million and $1 billion . The loss to airline travelers alone may have been as high as $250 million.
I’ve worked with many airports on various projects, and whenever the topic of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Management System (SMS) directive comes up, there is apprehension. While the FAA SMS concept as a whole makes a lot of sense, putting it into practice at first glance looks rather difficult. In reality, though, with the right tools
The death of 32 students and staff on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, shook up the higher education world because of the scale of the massacre and the possibility that it could happen at “my” institution. As we measure the changes that this tragedy triggered, we find
A lot has been going on here, the latest being Veoci’s participation in Connecticut’s statewide emergency preparedness drill: 44 CT cities and towns are using Veoci. We’ll have more details to share soon, have a look at the latest news items in the meantime: From NPR / WSHU: New Haven tech company gaining attention for
Last week Yale University and the City of New Haven completed a joint four-day Disaster Response training exercise for a “Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident Drill” in conjunction with FEMA. The exercise was run by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) as part of Course L930 of the Community-specific Integrated Emergency Management Curriculum (IEMC). FEMA runs about