Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

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Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

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Community Endurance and Resilience Building: Reducing the Impact

Problem-solving begins with in-depth identification, drills down to obtain all relevant data, conduct analysis and determine a sustainable solution that includes all relevant stakeholders. Engaging in a whole community preparedness capacity building endeavor must include public/private partners representing government officials, businesses, schools, medical and mental health facilities, volunteer groups, and importantly ...more »

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Mobile food delivery trucks

I have been a First Responder in Super Storm Sandy The Far Rockaways, New York. I noticed that the soup kitchens on the street corners and the mobile food delivery trucks giving us support and FREE food daily to all First Responders sometimes were not distributed evenly. This meant that depending on where I was as a Team Leader in the 50s to the 90s would determine how far our Team had to walk to get food as we ...more »

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Do-It-Yourself Affordable Tornado Shelter

While pre-cast tornado shelters can be purchased for around $3,000. it seems to me that a hardware business like Loew's, Ace, and Home Depot, who rent equipment like cement mixers could profit by developing a less than $500. DIY kit for home owners to make their own shelters. I was envisioning a shelter that looked like an Igloo that would function as a storage shed for lawn mowers, bicycles, etc. 99.9% of the time, ...more »

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Leverage Open Data and Private sector for Innovative Apps

By opening more recovery data to the public, we can leverage the private sector through competitions with prizes to create innovative applications that would not only help our survivors find more resources more easily, but also assist our Disaster Surivor Assistance Teams in accomplishing their mission on the ground. Mobile is the future, and FEMA's software infrastructure must catch up in that regard. Examples would ...more »

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Physical Security Certification

Several of the IS-900 courses deal with physical security. A certification route that focused on security issues would help to incorporate the material of the courses into security policy for the private sector. I think it would be helpful to both FEMA and private sector partners.

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COASTAL REVITALIZATION

Coastal Zone Management (CZM)Conference should be revived. Peer reviewed presentations can bridge the idealogic gap between build/no build. With 50 % of the population living within 50 miles of the coasts including Great Lakes it is not likely humans are going to give up. Using dredge material and others to enhance and create barrier islands and beaches could make all creatures happy ....including humans. Base concept ...more »

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Special Tag Preparedness Items

Partner with retailers to " Green Tag " ( not picky about the color just green is CERT ) or special aisle ( like baby items ) items that would be best to pick up during normal shopping for their disaster kits. Items like batteries, canned food, bottled water etc. that could be ' green tagged ' as a reminder to have extra of these items on hand and not try to run out to find these items just before a storm hits. Disaster ...more »

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The Coalition of Hope - Excelsior Project

The Coalition of Hope Foundation, Inc. (COH), is a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that provides global humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support. Among our goals, we seek to acquire and refit in a "public-private international partnership" a retired USN vessel (the USS Nassau) in order to provide a forward deployed, quick response, sea-based platform that in addition to state-of-the-art ...more »

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Captive Insurer for Business Recovery

There should be a public-private initiative to create a captive insurer for small businesses to purchase affordable business interruption coverage that will allow them to recover after a disaster-related loss of business/damage to stock

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Recovery Bonds

ERISA should be amended to allow nationwide longterm recovery bonds to be acceptable investments for retirement plans, including IRAs and 401(k)s.

 

Social Security Act should be amended to clarify that income from recovery bonds does not affect Medicaid eligibility.

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The FEMA Housing Portal a model of inefficiency

FEMA populated the Housing Portal immediately after Sandy with hundreds of fictitious rental units. The resources of REALTORS across the country are publicly recognized as being accurate and updated every 15 minutes. My personal experience showed property owners were frustrated because they did not know how or where the callers got their number to call and ask to rent. FEMA's standard was to put information online based ...more »

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