Emergency Management News

  • M19 Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities, Fifth Edition

    Disruptions in water quality and delivery can result from emergencies such as natural disasters, accidents, or intentional acts. Regardless of their size and location, utilities should prepare for emergencies before they occur and be able to quickly restore water services. This manual presents an all-hazards approach for principles, practices, and guidelines in water utility emergency planning. ...

  • Mira DS – New handheld material identification system makes the job of first responders safer and easier

    Metrohm is pleased to present Mira DS, a new handheld material identification system for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives.  Mira DS was developed in close cooperation with professional first responders. While providing ease of use and speed, Mira DS ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Supporting technology with behavioral shifts

    Innovations such as EcoBioClean represent a step beyond what was previously considered possible in terms of ecology and environmental disaster response. Rather than ‘mopping up’ crude oil and other contaminants, this solution actively works to neutralize them in a way which supports and protects the environment local to the spillage. But it cannot be effective in isolation. While this ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • New Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) Established at the U.S. Department of Energy

    On February 14, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the establishment of a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE).  $96 million in funding for the office was included in President Trump’s FY19 budget ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Creativity and dedication pays off at the CMAs

    The 18th Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs) Gala dinner took place at the Radisson Blu in London on Thursday 30 November 2017. Kingspan employees were well represented at the event with nominations in four different categories. The UK CMAs are highly regarded as a measure of excellence in construction marketing and business development. Supported by The Chartered Institute of ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • AWWA testifies on disaster response in water sector, urges changes to prioritize water in recovery efforts

    Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment today, the ...

  • FERC Issues Final Rules to Enhance Bulk Electric System Resilience, Reliability

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently (9/20) approved two final rules and issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) addressing mandatory standards intended to support the resilience and reliability of the nation's bulk electric system. One final rule approves revised reliability standards on Balancing Authority Control (BAL-005-1) and Facility Interconnection Requirements ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oxford Instruments plc Appointment of Senior Independent Director

    Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology solutions, information and services for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Blair as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board from 1 July 2017 and will also take on the role of Senior Independent Director. Steve was most recently the Chief Executive of e2v, a manufacturer of ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • `Extreme sleepover #20` – welcome to dataworld

    I’m standing 100 feet underground in a fluorescent-white room. In the centre, stand four rows of server cabinets. I’m following Matej, a data centre technician, as he carries out some diagnostic tests on the facility’s IT equipment. To get here we had to go through several security checks, including a high-tech biometric fingerprint scanner and a good old-fashioned, ...


    By Cambridge University

  • AUG Secures Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project Under BCIP

    A.U.G. Signals Ltd (AUG), one of the leading experts in intelligent sensor systems and signal processing, today announced its new pilot project with Parks Canada under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) for the wildlife monitoring in the Glacier National Park, between Revelstoke and Golden, British Columbia. During this project, AUG will deploy its multi-sensor SENTINEL system on the ...


    By A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

  • Rebuilding After Disaster

    After a natural disaster, rapid response is crucial to bringing relief into an affected community. Continued support is needed to get the community back on its feet. Whether it’s organizing and distributing relief resources, providing temporary housing, or offering transitional offices to businesses, organizations must quickly come together for effective relief and recovery. Pac-Van is one ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • Rebuilding After Disaster

    After a natural disaster, rapid response is crucial to bringing relief into an affected community. Continued support is needed to get the community back on its feet. Whether it’s organizing and distributing relief resources, providing temporary housing, or offering transitional offices to businesses, organizations must quickly come together for effective relief and recovery. Pac-Van is one ...


    By Neogen Corporation

  • Tower Rescue Technician

    This 40-hour program is designed to provide operations-level and technician-level skills to all participants.  The course meets all technician-level requirements outlined in the new Tower Rescue Chapter of NFPA 1670 (2014 Edition). ...


    By Elevated Safety, LLC

  • EUAB Meeting for EPISECC

    The End Users Advisory Board (EUAB) meeting of the European FP7 Project EPISECC, has been held from the 28th to the 30th of November, 2016, in Vienna (Austria). For the EUAB meeting, the consortium prepared and run a demonstration to show the Syntactical and Semantic Interoperability between emergency management systems of cooperating organisations. Also, the partners ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Enhanced EMS Continuing Education Course Outlines Heat Illness Emergencies

    Victims suffering from heat illness require prompt action from first responders, making a knowledgeable skillset in managing heat-related emergencies a must for EMS personnel. That reality is what makes the recently enhanced EMS Heat Illness and Emergencies training course a trademark lesson in TargetSolutions’ online EMS ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • “#SMEM: expectation and challenges” conference

    Today, 17 November, the conference “#SMEM: expectation and challenges” will be held at Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA) in Rome. SMEM stands for Social Media in Emergency Management: indeed, the conference will deal with the use of social networks and social media during emergencies and rescue. The event has been organised by the Department of Firefighting, Public Rescue and Civil ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Donated Blu-Med Hospital Facility Becomes Region’s Rescue Command Center After 3 Major Earthquakes In Central Italy

    Within the span of four days, three powerful earthquakes devastated the central Umbria region of Italy. Stone and concrete structures, common in this mountainous province, previously compromised by the massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Amatrice on August 24, which killed nearly 300 people, offered little resistance. Centuries-old structures, many of historical significance, were reduced to ...


    By Blu-Med Response Systems

  • Alexander Chemical partners with local agencies for crisis drill

    Emergency responders recently partnered with Alexander Chemical Corporation, located in Kingsbury, IN for a crisis training event involving four agencies and La Porte Hospital.   A simulated active shooter scenario staged at Alexander’s manufacturing facility provided a training opportunity for the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Hazardous Material team, the Kingsbury ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Training Resource Discusses How Public Safety Personnel Can Work to Effectively Resolve Conflicts

    Since the beginning, public safety personnel have been searching for the perfect method on how to deal with erratic civilians. Unfortunately, a universal answer for resolving the various types of conflict first responders face doesn’t exist. As Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press explains in the webinar “De-escalation & Conflict Resolution for Public Safety Personnel” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Manufacturing Technologies Association appoints new Committee Chair and Board Member

    The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has appointed a new Chair for its Exhibition Committee, which oversees the organisation of MACH, the UK's premier manufacturing technologies event. Chris Pockett, Head of Communications at global engineering company Renishaw, who has been a committee member for eight years, was appointed Chair of the ...


    By Renishaw plc

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