FEMA Think Tank

Editor’s note: this topic will close on Wednesday, August 27. Thank you to everyone who participated.

FEMA wants to hear your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the emergency management system at all levels. We recognize that the best solutions to the challenges we all face are generated by the people and the communities who are closest to these challenges. That is why we are asking for input on a variety of emergency management issues, such as how as we prepare for, respond to, recover from, or mitigate against all types of disasters.

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FEMA Underwater Operations Response

A logistics clearinghouse managed by a SME for rapid assessment, identification and notification of assets available, by region and nationally for underwater operations needs in support of local, regional and national event management. Teams, areas of specialization, equipment and availability for mutual aid response could be requested and assigned through this office, with Priority Status. The office would work closely ...more »

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Flooding Emergencies

Greetings: For those areas where intense floodings are always a problem, why not make it possible for every household to obtain "inflatable dinghys" large enough to hold members of a household, at least moored near their homes until recue arrives. Very practical and safe. I made this same recommendation many years ago to FEMA, but no one ever replied.

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evolution of the solar impulse

The solar impulse show the possibility that a uav can be made of the same standard here some idea of what the solar impulse is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Impulse now the solar impulse is a plane that can fly day and night because of batterys and solar panels with a little change turing the idea into a uav is great way to start thing like automation of a forest fire water drops the uav could be program ...more »

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FEMA TV

Television is alot of things but rarely is tv a learning tool that is fun educational well made captivating and able to pull in viewers,and if it is the idea of it being honest truthful or in anyway non fiction seems to be lost. So as an idea having a tv show on being good at cpr recognizing warning signs of poisoning or anything that would be of use in a natural or man made disaster THAT IS NOT ONLY WELL WRITTEN FUN ...more »

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from hack to hero a good use for the pirate box

in times were there is no internet , during disaster or black outs . some may have access to wifi and if so a pirates box with a few adjustments to be a Fema disaster board a place to find love ones post relief for food and water .shelter and even warnings this wifi hotspot is simple mobile and can even run on solar or green energy's here is a description of this pirate box https://www.google.com/search?q=pirate+box&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a ...more »

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can we 3d print a uav

after watching a couple of videos http://www.ted.com/talks/theo_jansen_creates_new_creatures.html using kinetic energy and maybe a iphone also if you can remember the old rubber band balsa wood toy planes as a kid i thought that for emergency's a uav in the sky made from a 3d printer could respond quickly i also had seen some good videos on the subject searching here https://www.google.com/search?q=uav+3d+printer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a ...more »

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Real time emergency locator and evacuation info

To establish a link with GPS units in vehicles, handheld devices and cell phones, via satellite to set up the following: 1) Immediate location of any civilian personnel with activated device 2) Provide immediate real time data and alerts to those affected by the event, with evacuation routes provided on the units screen. This would be an override system, that could immediately activate on the phone, tablet or GPS unit, ...more »

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prevention

prevention and preparation it,is necessary for all people, I think that people from othrers countries that is living in this country needs specially trainingin .

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Rescue Airboats solving a perplexing problem.

The Gap: Water Rescue Teams (WRT) are utilizing watercrafts (i.e. inflatables and jon-boats) that are not adequate to protect the WRT from the dangers of a flood and/or hurricane environment and are too unstable and fragile to safely transport multiple victims during said events. As such, the watercrafts are subject to puncture/tearing/sinking, the outboard engines/props are easily damaged due to the debris in the ...more »

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Improve Building Standards

Rebuilding following tornado disaster. Use only Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) in tornado areas. Here is why: Much stronger resistance to forces of tornados and earthquakes Less lumber by 60%., Structure erection time 2/3 days for 2/3 men, less onsite manpower Allows finishing by Owner, their choice, Energy savings 50 to 80% over life of building Numerous contractors in the country Costs equal perhaps ...more »

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During Damage Often Striking While Iron's Hot Is To Hot

As an O.J.T. Media Free Lancer (by the way I don't pay much of my own attention to wrongly spelled words not that far off or even formatting,many knowing me after all these O.J.T years would agree on that though does not give much credence to my lower twelve years of education and graduation diploma) but anyway both the title has significance to me as do copyrighted infringement laws and hope this idea is written well ...more »

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More CERT training

Hold more CERT training courses in the disaster prone areas. Offer it to all groups (schools, churches, clubs). This training does help prepare someone to handle all types of disasters. Let's face it the more that know, even a little something, are better equipped then those knowing nothing at all

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