I have made it a point to wear something red every Friday since 9/11. When deployed, I prefer (and am sometimes required) to work in a FEMA shirt. The decision to go uniformly to blue FEMA shirts (an otherwise good idea) makes this a problem. (No, I don't think that little bit of red in the FEMA seal is enough.) For this good cause, I would ask that red FEMA shirts be re-authorized for Friday wear only. While I'm on the ...more »
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SIP's of America - Initiative reCOVER combines cutting-edge technology to design and build energy-efficient homes for disaster-relief
Our team is in the final phase of an IPhone and IPAD, Android APP using DHS/FEMA ICS templates that will allow Responders, Incident Managers and Event Managers to manage forces in the field and produce HICS/ICS/IAP forms real-time during the incident. It includes the capabilities of text, voice, and email, with the ability to manage the incident on the phone with intermittent or no COMMS. It will include Resource Management, ...more »
Their needs to be a designated meeting spot in every city for people from out of town who have CERT Training !!! (E-Mail Updates)
Beginning in 2005 I began design, development and field testing of an application that will manage multiple events, in near real time. The application integrates the data collected by all Sections. It is 100% ICS compliant and Sharepoint compatible.(The Incident management Handbook was used as a blueprint.) Its use will improve situational awareness and reduce overhead requirements. The application is written in Access ...more »
Fatality Management is a unique and complex set of tasks that have 100% legal jurisdiction at the local level. Unlike most disasters, there is no federal agency with authority or legal jurisdiction as a mass fatality incident escalates. Further, the complexity is increased because the medico-legal system throughout the country is fragmented and uniquely organized. Fatality management does not fit well in any of the ...more »