Emergency Preparedness

May 12, 2015

For decades, first responders have been limited to essentially unchanged radio communications for voice. Although dependable, these radio systems vary widely by the frequencies used and the methods of using them. As a result, often police, fire, and EMS in the same city, and sometimes within the... read more

May 26, 2015

A large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) In December 2005, David Kirk traveled to New Orleans, where his wife's family lived. The city was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in August; the... read more

NIBS report: Small commercial buildings offer huge energy efficiency retrofit opportunities
January 08, 2015

In a report this week from its Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE), the National Institute of Building Sciences issued the findings and recommendations on the... read more

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