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Perimeter team members Moor Xu (COO), Nick Bishop (intern), Noah Wu (CTO), Jacob Green (lead software engineer), Bailey Farren (CEO), and Aaron Lin (intern) appear in a screenshot from a Zoom call.

A learning experience: 3 takeaways from our at-home internship

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Following the conclusion of our summer program on August 28, Perimeter’s interns have provided some insight into this new experience: what worked well, what could use some improvement, and some key takeaways for other employers while they adapt to online work settings as the pandemic continues.

Perimeter CEO nominated for 2020 Pritzker Award

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Perimeter CEO Bailey Farren was nominated for the 2020 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award for her working bringing real-time geospatial technology into the hands of first responders.

Officer checks multiple computer screens during a public safety training exercise.

Beyond silos: The pitfalls of data silos for emergency management

Emergency management strategies have been hindered by silos since long before the recent focus on big data. In order to better contextualize the effects of information silos on public safety efforts, we’ll explore the harms that silos pose to each of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

First responders provide rescue support during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Beyond silos: Defining information silos for public safety

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The storage of information across distinct information silos, also known as data silos, has resulted in barriers to data-sharing and collaboration between public safety agencies. Breaking down these barriers is key to bringing situational intelligence to public safety.

A person sits alone at home, overlooking nearby buildings. Social distancing can be incredibly isolating, and contribute to mental health concerns associated with major disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health resources for COVID-19

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In addition to the immediate harm that the virus poses to public health, experts have directed attention to the mental health effects brought about by the pandemic. We’ve collected some tips and resources for preserving your well being throughout the pandemic.

A crew member monitors a controlled burn.

Develop your situational awareness with these 3 fire safety tools

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Fire season officially started in May for most of the United States, and current seasonal outlooks predict a substantial risk of large fires across much of the country. In preparation for the summer, here are three publicly available, free resources to help you improve your situational awareness for wildfire season.

Someone surveys the remains of their family's home in Santa Rosa, California following the 2017 Tubbs Fire. More than 4,600 homes were destroyed in the fire.

Top 3 steps to fireproof your home from wildfires

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While COVID-19 has taken priority in our news outlets, now is the time to take action and consider your own emergency response. These three tips will help you prepare your home for wildfire season.

An officer answers a 911 call at an emergency dispatch center.

Perceive, predict, act: Situational awareness for COVID-19

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In addition to physical resources like maps, radios, or personal protective equipment (PPE), responders use conceptual frameworks to help them make important decisions during an incident. One of the most important conceptual tools in the realm of emergency management is situational awareness.