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Establish a long term plan for cultural change and resiliency by developing curriculum for emergency preparedness in elementary, middle and high schools.
A Disability Virtual Operations Support Team or DVOST is a hybrid take off of the Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST). A DVOST as a team could: • Establish a social media presence for the local or state emergency management agencies that previously did not use social networking tools to communicate with the public, people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs; • Monitors social media communications ...more »
We have seen throughout the National Planning Frameworks firm statements to the emergency management community about full inclusion of the whole community, but this concept is not fully yet embraced by the emergency management and homeland security community at the local and state level. These attitudinal barriers keep people with and without disabilities who have access and functional needs from the planning table ...more »
State and Local governments should explore the use of interactive crowdsouring mapping. One example would be Ushahidi http://www.ushahidi.com/ as a tool to crowdsource information using multiple channels, including SMS, email, Twitter and the web. (u•sha•hi•di [oo-shah-hee-dee] - A Swahili word which means "testimony".) They are a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software ...more »
Local and State governments should maximize the use of charitable giving via mobile phones for disasters for its communities. One in five US adults (20%) have made a charitable contribution online, and 1 in 10 have made a charitable contribution using the text messaging feature on their mobile smart phone. Mobile giving played a vital role in the January 2010 Haiti earthquake with individuals donated an estimated $43 ...more »