California is currently experiencing the worst drought conditions since 2016. While this water shortage is impacting everything from agriculture to drinking water supply, the interactions between drought and wildfire are of particular concern.
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.
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.