If you or someone you know is disabled, doesn’t speak English fluently, or is low-income, read on for specific resources you may qualify for and to learn more about how to effectively prepare for emergencies.
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As we covered in our last piece, current emergency management tactics reflect an approach to community engagement and information management that is fundamentally flawed. Updated… Read More »Beyond silos: How to increase collaboration in incident response
Understanding and managing the effects of second-hand trauma could help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands 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 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.