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?
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.