Innovative Solutions in Emergency Management

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Submitted by (@spiritcherokee)

Inventor Intends on Donating New Patented Innovative Technology!

Excerpt from Scientific Papers Published for public viewing on Joe Williams' Facebook Acct... It would be difficult for most people to imagine that wiki together with the use of super-computers like the cray system "Red Storm" could actually help determine and forecast earthquakes in relation to "Planetary Orbital Dynamics" yet, after extensive review, the examiners at the U.S.P.T.O. did "In Fact" determine this invention ...more »

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Submitted by (@harsh.marwaha1)

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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Submitted by (@hicktownmom)

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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Submitted by (@aaronlittlefield)

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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Submitted by (@dshilling)

Emergency Food Distribution

FEMA should have a policy under which the police and/or National Guard supervise removal of perishable foods from food stores during disasters, with immediate compensation to the store owner (to be repaid from insurance proceeds when they become available). The food can then immediately be distributed to food pantries and feeding centers before it spoils. The owner gets funds immediately to use in reopening the store ...more »

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Tribal IMAT

FEMA should develop Tribal IMATs that will be composed of personnel who have been trained in FEMA Tribal policy, tribal cultures, treaty history. When hiring for these positions, tribal members should have preference and then look at other emergency personnel who have experience working with tribal governments during disaster response and recovery.

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Submitted by (@raygra1)

Support to Local Disaster Planning and Exercises

Many small towns, counties or organizations lack the disaster planning and exercise expertise to plan, exercise and evaluate themselves in response to a realistic mid to large scale emergency management scenario. State-level agencies should form exercise support teams that work with local emergency managers throughout the HSEEP lifecycle in planning realistic exercise scenarios that are tailored to their needs. During ...more »

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Submitted by (@aaronlittlefield)

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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Submitted by (@jlee001)

School District Consortiums for Emergency Response Planning

Protocols and recommended guidelines for developing and implementing emergency response plans are essential for individual schools and districts. District and school personnel typically need assistance in the development of their plans. Community partners assisting in the development of these plans such as local emergency management, law enforcement, fire and county health is always a good place to start. However, ...more »

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Submitted by (@pwhaggarty)

Requiring Dam owners to have alarm systems installed

As owner of a house below the Central Reservoir in

Oakland, CA my neighbors and I want the East Bay

Municipal Utility District, which owns the dam, to install

an alarm system that would warn us when there is a

large water discharge following a CA earthquake. We have asked them often but they say it is not needed.

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Submitted by (@roger.benson)

One-Click Flood Zone Application for Smartphones

Smartphones have GPS. Every smartphone knows the precise latitude and longitude of its physical location on the earth. Given smartphone GPS and Google Earth mapping technology, a "One-Click Flood Zone" application would pop-up on the smartphone display the image of the FEMA flood map for that location. The One-Click Flood Zone application would allow touch screen capability to zoom in, zoom out or move the map ...more »

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