(@ilevin)

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Emergency fuel planning

KALS suggests funding for ongoing fuel tank maintenance including fuel testing. This will include prepositioned equipment at strategic locations, site surveys, and coordinated tabletops and emergency exercises with local, state and federal partners.

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(@ilevin)

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Emergency fuel planning

KALS suggests funding for ongoing fuel tank maintenance including fuel testing. This will include prepositioned equipment at strategic locations, site surveys, and coordinated tabletops and emergency exercises with local, state and federal partners.

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Simplifying Recovery and Reducing Disaster Costs

Better organize survivors to become second responders.

With a fully automated system designed to inform and activate those in neighboring areas to the epicenter with how best they might serve. As we all know, unorganized support can greatly hinder rescue and recovery efforts if there isn't a clear understanding as to what's needed most. But with the right instruction survivors become local assets instantly, saving time and money. The best way to inform these able and willing ...more »

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Disaster Resilience Indicators

US Power grid needs Massive overhaul for Cyber Attack

Ted Koppel has just put out a book detailing a frightening scenario if the US power grid was compromised due to a cyber attack...and well, it would cripple our infrastructure for months or years. http://www.salon.com/2015/10/27/ted_koppel_exposes_the_biggest_threat_to_national_security_you_havent_heard_about_the_government_has_no_plan/ The worst part, according to his interviews with key officials, is that the Federal ...more »

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(@jonnakapalau)

Increasing Transparency & Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

Surge Capacity for Ebola

It is time for FEMA to formulate both intrinsic/extrinsic and evacuee-related plans to address situations (like the current ebola crisis).

 

This should include public/private resources that address not only the situation but also widespread public reaction to the event.

 

Such an event may serve the propaganda purposes of terrorist groups that may seek to exploit the situation in furtherance of their agenda.

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(@rajendra.rathod)

Disaster Resilience Indicators

Infrastructure Indicators for Emergency Planning

• Percent of housing units that are not mobile homes • Number of housing units • Number of vacant housing units • Number of hospital beds per 10,000 population • Number of ambulances • Number of fire stations • Number of hotels/motels per square mile • Number of public schools per square mile • Number of community centers • Number of community food service facilities • Number of temporary shelters • Number of licensed ...more »

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(@rajendra.rathod)

Disaster Resilience Indicators

Institutional Indicators for Emergency Planning

• Percent of housing units covered by NFIP policies • Percent of municipal expenditures for fire, police, and EMS • Emergency Response Strategy at State, County, and Local levels • Number of fire fighters and police officers • Number of physicians per 10,000 population • Blood banks and capacity per 10,000 population • Number of health care workers • Number of building inspectors • Number of highway, street, and bridge ...more »

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(@rajendra.rathod)

Disaster Resilience Indicators

Social Indicators for Emergency Planning

• Percent of non-elderly population

• Percent of population covered by comprehensive plan

• Percent of population covered by zoning regulations

• Percent of population covered by building codes

• Number of community and social care workers

• First Responder programs

• National Guard contingency programs

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Innovative Solutions in Emergency Management

Automatic Flood Sign Up

Our plan is to make an automatic sign that will warn people to Turn Around, Don't Drown and also put down a gate across the road so that people won't pass without considering the consequences. It will activate by sensing the water using a float or other type of sensor. As the water level rises the sign will automatically set up to warn people of the dangers and a gate will come down across the road. This eliminates ...more »

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(@t.expedition)

FEMA Think Tank

Check and Balance on $ will help disaster relief.

I have a free eBook supported by a change.org petition to check and balance money. One of the many national security reasons I cite for doing this is lapse of disaster relief in emergencies. It can be easily argued that leaving such efforts in the hands of organizations such as the Red Cross is ineffective when people need it most. While people struggle with money; they are not thinking about being prepared for life ...more »

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(@gfalbel)

Strategic Foresight Initiative: Putting Foresight Into Practice

AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY ELECTRICITY DURING POWER OUTQGE

USING A SINGLE 240 WATT SOLAR PANEL, RE-CHARGING TWO 12 VOLT, 100 AMPERE-HOUR BATTERIES, A SINGLE RELAY, AND A 2,000 WATT 12 VOLT DC TO 120 VOLT AC INVERTER DRIVING A SPECIAL POWER RECEPTACLE, THIS SYSTEM CAN PROVIDE EMERGENCY ELECTRICAL POWER FOR REFRIGERATORS, LIGHTS, AND HEATING FOR SEVERAL DAYS AS LONG AS SOME SUNLIGHT IS AVAILABLE, AND AT LEAST ONE DAY IF NO SUNLIGHT IS AVAILABLE. BY USING A GRID TIED INVERTER, ...more »

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FEMA Think Tank

Getting Emergency Info embedded on every phone, tablet and pad

Optimizes readiness by having a comprehensive system of emergency management on every wireless device. It starts with forming a consortium of the best of class in emergency management apps (FEMA, Red Cross, John Hopkins, Amber Alert, Weather Channel, etc.) to be embedded as a core-app sitting atop the OS of every device via our IP (Pat. No. 7,612,680). This gives every subscriber an 'out of the box' experience. This ...more »

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(@karl.m.lindblad)

FEMA Think Tank

Rail Safe-Harbor

Base-sites in local communities (e.g. Inexpensive warehouse design approximately the size of a Walgreens or CVS up to Wal-Mart size) that are multi-use, dual powerd by grid or a train engine and spread across the National Rail system to house, treat and/or evacuate populace on a temporary short term basis for a few days before, during or after a disaster event. FEMA heavy resources respond to each location within 6 hours ...more »

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