Tornadoes pose significant threats to everything and everyone who stands in their path. The violent storms can tear homes from their foundations and fling cars miles down the road. Luckily, the United States has seen the number of tornadoes drop in 2013.
Omnilert, LLC announced CEO Ara H. Bagdasarian will be a speaker at the 2013 TEDxAshburn event on Saturday, September 28, 2013. His talk is titled, "Harnessing Intellectual Lightning to Power a Brighter Future." TEDxAshburn brings together innovators and explorers. They encourage curiosity and collaboration. TEDxAshburn 2013 features some of the most captivating speakers sharing their passions, wisdom and "Power of Everyone" ideas. TEDxAshburn is committed to acting locally and making a global difference.
While man-made fires are extremely dangerous, their natural counterparts can be even more so because they quickly spread through dry areas. In some cases, a blaze starts from a small spark and then devastates hundreds of acres of land as emergency management officials try to minimize the destruction.
Funding is an important part of disaster preparedness. Capital ensures that state governments can afford to finance their emergency plans to protect citizens during a dangerous event. With adequate support, agencies will have to find ways to do more with less, which ultimately amplifies risks.
John A. Logan College unexpectedly received incoming text message tips during an active shooter drill that helped the school’s situational awareness to make better decisions and act during a crisis situation. The college had implemented uTip that lets the community submit anonymous crime tips via cell phone text messages. The uTip service was originally not part of the school's planned exercise, but will now be included in future emergency preparedness planning.
Disaster preparedness strategies are key elements that all communities must have in place. Without a reliable strategy for an emergency situation, the risks of extensive damage and injuries increase exponentially.