Preparedness Blog

    “Houston, we have a problem.” - Apollo 13 Lessons for How to Act During an Emergency Incident

    Most everyone knows the story of Apollo 13, the space craft which, on April 13, 1970, suffered catastrophic damage by a burst oxygen tank two days after leaving Earth’s surface. The three crew members, along with support from their ground team, allowed for a successful return, averting what everyone thought would surely be a fatal mission. The blockbuster movie, starring Tom Hanks, showed what being in the middle of that potential disaster may have been like. As big of a hit as that movie was, have you ever thought about what it could teach us about operating in an emergency situation?

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    Topics: Emergency Management

    Easing the Burden: People and Technology Hard at Work

    The 2017 Hurricane Season has been extremely active and with devastating impacts on the United States. Hurricane Harvey set a new rainfall record in the U.S., required thousands of residents to be rescued, destroyed tens of thousands of homes and is likely to be one of the most costly natural disasters of all time. As Harvey moves north, Hurricane Irma is intensifying and making its way toward the Florida as a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.    

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    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Waze Shows Emergency Managers the Way

    Topics: Emergency Management

    Preparedness Technology Resources for the Total Solar Eclipse

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Case Study on a DOT’s Incident Management Using Emergency Response Technology [Georgia Department of Transportation]

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Client Services Diary: HERricane

    Topics: Emergency Management

    How an EOC's IT Staff can Better Prepare for an Activation

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Does Your Department of Transportation Incident Management Tool Have These Five Important Features?

    Topics: Emergency Management, Transportation

    What is Driving Incident Management Technology for Departments of Transportation (DOT’s)?

    Topics: Emergency Management, Transportation

    WebEOC’s Five Add-ons Categories to Improve Your Agency’s Emergency Management Program

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC