Innovative Solutions in Emergency Management

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A New Approach to Emergency Operations Plan Partnerships

The Creation of National (Cloud-Based) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Repositories & Databases to Enhance Collaboration Opportunities, and More. FULL ARTICLE IS POSTED HERE: http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/dtd/A-New-Approach-to-Emergency-Operations-Plan-Partnerships/72166-29117 - TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS: One possibility is the use of a secure Microsoft OneDrive Cloud service paired in combination with OneNote software. ...more »

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roofsoaker wildfire protction system

The roof soaking technology is a stand alone fire suppressant system with patented fasteners that hold the piping for adequate water or fire retardant to be distributed over the roof area, soffit and walls that will spray out 30 ft. around entire perimeter of structure. The system is equipped with an infrared tower camera that will detect fires up to 50 miles away. As the fire front approaches the infrared tower camera ...more »

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Individual and Community Resiliency Actions

Knowledge is power. I recommend an app that can help individuals that grows into community resiliency plans. By empowering the people with knowledge they can become self-reliant and supportive of themselves and their neighbors in a disaster. I have started a crowdfunding campaign for just such an app. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/usurvive/x/7915754 By giving them the tools that they already have in their hands; ...more »

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Rural Fire Fighter Communications

For communications in a rural area, where fire outbreaks occur, and often there is no radio communications between fire fighters and the many neighboring volunteers who are there fighting the fires alongside the fireman, we could put in GMRS repeaters. The average GMRS Motorola handheld is around $35 per unit. Often farmers and ranches can use these anyway, in the day-to-day functions on the property, but if a repeater ...more »

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Preparedness & Protective Outfits for Volcanic Eruptions

We are the Vulcabots, one of the teams competing in the First Lego League (“FLL”) competition. This year’s theme is “Nature’s Fury,” which includes some of the many natural disasters that occur around the globe. Our team chose to research the problems caused by volcanoes. We have come up with some innovations that will help people prepare, stay safe, and rebuild, during and after volcanic eruptions. Based on the research ...more »

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Mitigation tactics targeting work-place violence scenarios

The use of Emergency Response System (remote transmitter devices) and Panic/Code-Words by select personnel, facility wide, and nation wide as mitigation targeting serious work-place violence scenarios (e.g. Gun-threats at Government Buildings & School). HYPOTHESIS: A Panic/Code Word in combination with a transmitter device and well orchestrated contingency plans may prove to be highly effective measures to decreasing ...more »

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Post Emergency Shelter

Our FLL Team of 9-14 year olds came up with this idea to help rebuild after a typhoon. The Post Emergency Shelter is a modular shelter made from pvc pipe and tarps. The shelter is light enough for two adults to carry and sleeps 4 adults. Basic food, first aid, and survival supplies are included. Tarps are fastened with elastic cording to allow movement and Velcro tabs to secure roll-up doors. All parts are stored in ...more »

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Bunkers with multiple exits

We believe that having multiple exits on bunkers especially community bunkers in Tornado prone areas can be valuable. Bunker exit can get blocked by debris blown by a Tornado, alternate exits can provide people inside the bunkers access and they should be able to come out of the bunkers after a storm. This idea was from 11 year old kids who participated in a First Lego League challenge to come up with innovative solutions ...more »

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Using RFIDs for disaster recovery

RFIDs are devices that emit radio waves that are used to identify things. RFIDs signal can be detected up to 300 feet. We believe that RFIDs devices can be provided to people and pets in Tornado prone areas. These devices can be activated when a Tornado or a Storm is anticipated. People and pets can then be found and saved quickly using radio detectors. We believe that this can help save a lot of lives. This idea was ...more »

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