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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The coming months bring potentially devastating risks to the U.S., if the last three years are any indication. With the coronavirus expected to continue spreading throughout the summer, those risks are greater than ever.
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.
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.
As public safety agencies adapt to the new normal of pandemic preparedness, we look to industry experts for insight into the future of situational intelligence for public safety. Fire Chief Dan Munsey has been instrumental in bringing new technologies to San Bernardino public safety teams, making the county an important innovator for incident response tools.
According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, as of May 3 over 13,000 first responders have been exposed to the coronavirus and over 12,000 have been quarantined as a result. Many departments are exploring new tools to get the most out of their limited resources while maintaining social distancing.