disaster response

August 10, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

By making public-private communications seamless, a national research center aims to speed up emergency response times. With national security a top priority, the National Emergency Preparedness and Response partners say cooperation is critical now. How can the center eliminate stovepipes and unite communications systems?

August 9, 2012
By Rita Boland

Team Rubicon forms groups of veterans and medical personnel to respond during crisis scenarios.

August 26, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

U.S. Army Base Fort Belvoir preps for disasters of all natures, especially those from Mother Nature herself.

August 19, 2011

A science-based software tool for the iPad allows first responders to learn from models of building damage and other conditions that occur after a disaster. Developed by Sandia National Laboratories, the Standard Unified Modeling, Mapping and Integration Toolkit (SUMMIT) enables firefighters, medics and police officers to visualize damaged buildings.