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Several factors are converging to slowly make the field of emergency management more diverse, a necessity for effective disaster response.
Faith-based organizations are being recognized for their vital position in emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
The Listos program creates ties between emergency managers and Spanish-speaking residents in Southern California.
In Anoka County, Minn., fire departments and law enforcement agencies can now share critical data during a response.
Together Prepared today offers a new twist on preparedness in Douglas County, Kan.
The city, which has the largest deployment of police body cameras in the world, will use a data storage system that meets the FBI's standards for security.
A study finds that social media lets campus authorities instantly reach a large percentage of students, who are more likely to comply with emergency notifications received in that manner.
Agencies don't need to avoid social media, experts say, but they need to prepare for possible attacks.
San Diego, Calif., is examining how to make social media work more effectively in emergency response situations.
Could infectious disease surveillance systems that accurately track social media data inform early warning systems and outbreak response?
New York City and Asheville, N.C., have both adopted private clouds to provide disaster recovery services, with promising results.
The integrated call control system improves the routing and handling of the 1 million emergency calls received every year.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams across the U.S.
In 2013 alone, the company delivered more 150,000 weather alerts to two-thirds of U.S. adults — and it now is targeting its reach to informing people of emergencies.
New York City and New Orleans are taking a collaborative approach to addressing a water and hurricane-intensive future, including a focus on working with water rather than trying to pump it all away.
Governments are recognizing that sharing economy platforms can provide a vital link between needs and resources in times of emergency.
Climate researchers predict sea-level rise will eventually submerge 316 coastal cities in the U.S. How are government data center managers planning for the future?
Structural monitoring utilizing highly accurate sensing devices can enable objective, precise and timely performance data on the condition of the United States' bridges.
Some states are implementing statewide systems while others are giving localities the lead and providing oversight and support.
The new system is allowing neighboring emergency responders to communicate smoothly for the first time in 40 years.
The virus has been called a “threat to the world,” but nothing made the threat more real than when the first case of MERS was confirmed in the U.S.
Losing 600,000 square feet of educational space devastated Joplin, Mo., schools, but rebuilding provided an opportunity to innovate.
The Greater Wasatch Multi-Node Project is the first IP-capable 911 call delivery system in Utah.
Radio system allows Monterey, Calif., CERT members to report damage assessments and keep the EOC directly in contact with different neighborhoods.
But the deaf community and its advocates are working hard to effect change.
Ready Neighborhoods improves community engagement and disaster preparedness among residents, business owners and organizations that provide vital community services.