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.
Continuing a long tradition of invention and innovation, the City of New Haven, under the leadership of Mayor Toni Harp, has launched a program called YouthStat which seeks to use technology to manage and deliver social services to several hundred at-risk youth in the New Haven school system. The City has chosen to partner with Veoci to
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
In order to test emergency response plans and the coordination of airport staff with local first responders, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all Part 139 certified airports to conduct, every 3 years, emergency exercises that simulate potential real-life incidents. The drills are made very realistic with real fires and real people (actors drawn from nearby colleges). Tweed New
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
Weather emergencies, such as the recent spate of snowstorms that clobbered the Eastern United States, are also information emergencies. By that I mean that all of the stakeholders – local governments, utility companies, emergency responders, and public citizens – are in need of accurate, timely information, which isn’t always forthcoming. How everyone responds, whether by treating
Posted by Keith Basile – Systems Solution Architect – Veoci Veoci is headquartered in downtown New Haven, Connecticut – just two blocks away from Yale University’s Old Campus, the “hot zone” in and around which responders concentrated their search efforts after the call came in that there was a gunman on campus. Yale is especially