Emergency Preparedness

north carolina florence rebuilding
September 21, 2018

Weather-related disasters have become all too common. The destruction is horrific and the rebuilding costs are astronomical - not to mention the pain and sadness related to the loss of lives. Last year, weather-related disaster costs exceeded $306 billion.

politics of crime fighting software
August 02, 2018

Call it machine learningArtificial Intelligence, or simply computational intelligence: countries are rushing to apply new technologies to combat crimes, but how they do so — and even what counts as crime — varies among them, and says much about their... read more

May 03, 2018 | Richard Zak

As a member of the fire service, I know the pressure fire departments are under to do more in less time with fewer resources. So, it’s exciting to see how our partners are developing new solutions to help save first responders time and empower them in their life saving mission.

urban sensors improve resilience
February 15, 2018

Silicon Valley pitches for smart cities and military descriptions of future battle environments are awfully similar. That's not entirely coincidental.

December 11, 2017

Governor Sununu says the state will pursue build-out with Rivada Networks. New Hampshire has become the first state to opt out of AT&T's nationwide build-out of a public safety LTE network for the First Responders Network Authority, as the Dec. 28th deadline approaches for all states to... read more

September 21, 2017

FirstNet has landed its most populous state to date, with Texas announcing that it has opted in to the build-out of the public safety LTE network by AT&T. Idaho and Maryland also opted in to FirstNet this week, bringing the total count of opt-in states to 23 out of the 56 U.S.

April 26, 2017

Although city leaders are increasingly prioritizing resilience planning in the face of climate change, food systems have been largely left out of the conversation. Our new research finds that natural disasters could create extended food supply disruptions in U.S. cities, especially in... read more

April 20, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh was joined Monday by representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix to host an emergency preparedness resilience workshop as a part of the ONEPGH initiative, which is a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities- Pioneered by... read more

Image by André Gustavo Stumpf on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
April 13, 2017

A multi-billion-dollar investment is about to be made in public safety infrastructure throughout the United States and every community in America will be impacted. A contract valued at $6.5 billion for the first five years of its 25-year term has been awarded to U.S.

April 10, 2017

Dallas officials blame computer hacking for setting off emergency sirens throughout the city early Saturday. Rocky Vaz, director of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management, said all 156 of the city's sirens were activated more than a dozen times.

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