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  • Inline Distributing is Bringing their Unique Disaster Response Unit to Las Vegas

    Inline Distributing CEO Scott Bader will unveil the company’s Disaster Response Unit at the Connections Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas September 7th through the 10th. The Disaster Response Unit or DRU can be deployed 24/7 to deal with fires, floods, spills, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Convention goers can get a look ...


    By PRWeb

  • ESS to Participate in Strong Angel III Integrated Disaster Response

    ESS to test the company's new on-demand Crisis Management software during the event TEMPE, Ariz. - August 14, 2006 - ESS today announced its participation in Strong Angel III, a collaborative demonstration of civil and military cooperation and communication capabilities put together by a partnership of private companies, government agencies, humanitarian and relief agencies and ...


    By IHS

  • 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.

  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Science in 2011: revolutions and disasters

    Science and technology can seem remote from the unfolding dramas of the world but they were never far from the front line in the first months of the Arab Spring. When revolution broke out in Egypt's Tahrir Square in January, scientists were there in force, helping to plant the seeds of change. When dictatorship was replaced by a move towards a more democratic system of government that openly ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Prêt-a-sauver fashion for disasters

    European researchers are helping rescue workers and disaster victims by creating innovative clothing from smart fabrics. The clothes can monitor people’s health, identify their location and even detect dangerous chemicals in the atmosphere. Fire fighters, paramedics and rescue workers could soon carry a new weapon into the danger zones with European researchers completing work on smart clothing ...


    By ICT Results

  • Natural Disasters – Calamity is Not Inevitable

    A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe today launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative brings together insurers from around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Forensic disaster investigations get underway

    One of the first countries to test a new approach to analysing natural disasters reported its initial findings at a major conference on disaster risk reduction in China last week (31 October–2 November). Japan used the Forensic Investigations of Disaster (FORIN) methodology, developed by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Afghanistan tops disaster risk league

    Afghanistan, Chad, Eritrea, Niger and Sierra Leone are the top five most vulnerable countries to natural disasters, according to a new global disaster risk index launched by the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). The World Risk Index aims to help donors and aid ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists on trial: Lessons for disaster preparedness

    Earthquake science was not on trial in Italy — it was about inadequate information and participation in decision-making, says Carina Fearnley. The prison sentences for manslaughter given to six Italian scientists and one government official last week have led to an outpouring of outrage. The media have echoed the anger of numerous scientists that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • When disasters happen – cities at risk

    "It will never happen here." It's a statement we hear far too often, and can be an excuse for inaction that results in widespread misery and incalculable financial losses when disaster does strike. Few would have imagined a modern bustling city such as Bangkok waste deep in putrid sewage with overflowing rivers threatening cultural and historical treasures and bringing the city's thriving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cisco and the Cisco Foundation pledge US$600,000 to the American Red Cross annual disaster giving program and international response fund

    The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter today announced that the Cisco Foundation is contributing US$500,000 in support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has also pledged an additional US$100,000 for the International Response Fund. As a major supporter of the American Red Cross for over a decade, Cisco and ...

  • IPI offers quick disaster response solutions with collapsible storage tanks and water pillow bladders

    Preparation and the ability to respond immediately and decisively to global weather-related and other geological events that impact regions, communities and individual lives requires access to information and the right solutions. With both the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane season now upon us, it is an appropriate time for government, industry and citizens to review their state of preparedness ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Inline Distributing Company Sends Disaster Response Units To Support Hurricane Sandy Clean Up Efforts

    Inline Distributing Company -- http://www.inlineco.com/ -- deployed their recently unveiled 53 foot Disaster Response Units in response to the damage from Hurricane Sandy. The Disaster Recovery Units serve as fully mobile warehouses, stocked with satellite phones, computer systems, on-board generators and interior/exterior ...


    By Inline Distributing Company

  • UK exercise uses satellites to improve disaster mitigation

    Last week, a team of space experts led by British company DMCii participated in a national flooding exercise, "Exercise Watermark", to determine how satellite imagery, satellite communications and satellite navigation could be used to improve UK emergency response. The team represented an ongoing project funded via the UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) as part of its contribution to the ...

  • Natural disasters: update on EU civil protection activities

    Since the end of June, the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) has received a total of 8 requests for assistance from Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Bulgaria and, most recently the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - to help combat the forest fires raging across Southern Europe. These requests triggered an immediate response from the MIC. Assistance was made available through the ...

  • Hawaii, Indonesia Build Disaster Preparedness Partnership

    Jakarta, Indonesia (ENS) – On an official visit this week to the island nation of Indonesia, Linda Lingle, governor of America's only island state, Hawaii, has struck a partnership that will help both governments deal with natural disasters such as the deadly tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004. Governor Lingle and Indonesia's Minister of Defense Dr. Juwono Sudarsono Monday announced a National ...

  • Nevada stormwater flood declared an official disaster

    President Bush has approved Nevada's request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County. This declaration provides federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding. The storms caused a rupture in a levee near the California border that sent water gushing into the town of Fernley. The flood cut off as many as 400 homes and ...

  • Five lessons from the BP oil disaster

    It"s very easy to pile onto BP right now. The "accident," which may be due more to negligence, is bad enough. The company lost 11 employees - after losing 15 in a high-profile explosion at a refinery 5 years ago. The damage to the Gulf, its species, and the people who depend on it is almost incalculable. But surprisingly, it"s even easier to criticize BP"s behavior since the explosion - the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Preparedness Key to Avoiding Worst Consequences of Disasters

    With industrialization progressing rapidly and climate change making extreme weather the new normal, more and more communities are threatened by potentially crippling disasters. A handbook launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) helps countries minimize the health, environmental and economic costs of disasters through building preparedness and community awareness of the ...

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