The City of Dallas wants the public to “help us determine how the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) can better serve you when it comes to social media.” Dallas OEM has created a short survey with a few basic social media questions for citizens. It is also polling other public safety agencies on the same [...]
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City Of Dallas OEM Surveying Public To Help Emergency Management Officials Better Utilize Social Media
September 21st, 2010 · No Comments
Emergency Radios That Still Don’t Communicate With Each Other 9 Years Later & The Danger To Government Credibility With The Public
September 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments
For government authorities one of — if not the most — important part of homeland security/disaster preparedness and response is its credibility with the public. There will always be skepticism about government communication, but the ability of the authorities to be able to be trusted during and after a crisis is vital. It’s in large [...]
Health Bill For World Trade Center Recovery Volunteers, Civilians Expected To Be Considered Again By Congress This Week
September 20th, 2010 · No Comments
The U.S. House of RepresentativesÂ is expected to retake action this week on the Zadroga Act, which would support health care programs set for first responders and civilians who became ill as a result of 9/11. The legislation got caught up in some political and procedural infighting earlier in the summer.
I hope and trust that the [...]
How Do You Warn 8 Million New Yorkers (Another) Tornado May Hit NYC Any Minute? 4 Suggestions: More Info, Text Alert Signups, Media Cooperation, Practice
September 18th, 2010 · No Comments
On Thursday night, twin tornadoes and a microburst went through New York City killing one person, ripping out 150 trees and damaging a number of cars and homes.
Tornadoes are clearly not typical here in the Big Apple — though we had a similar if less serious incident with them earlier in the summer. But it [...]
New Study Indicates Difficulty In Evaluating Effectiveness Of “See Something, Say Something”-Like Citizen Tips Campaigns
September 17th, 2010 · No Comments
The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report evaluating the security awareness tips campaigns aimed at the public, along the lines of the “See Something, Say Something” initiative, of five San Francisco-area transportation agencies.
Exploring the Effectiveness of Transit Security Awareness Campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area finds:Â ”none of the five agencies analyzed for this [...]
September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York [...]
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Tax-Free Preparedness Supplies Bill, Suggested By The Blog, Under Consideration By NY State Legislature To Mark 9/11, Katrina Anniversaries — Why Aren’t Other States Considering It?
September 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment
A bill whichÂ wouldÂ create a â€˜tax holidayâ€™ for preparedness supplies including â€œGo-Bagsâ€, which was suggested by this blog, is now under consideration by the New York State Legislature. I would like readers around the U.S. to consider asking their elected officials about introducing similar legislation in their states.
Under the New York bill, citizens would be able [...]
September 4th, 2010 · No Comments
The New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Ad CouncilÂ have just released a new public service announcement in which top City officials are asked, “What would you do in an emergency?”
The City Council President, Deputy Mayor, the commissioners of OEM, Fire, Health Department and Immigrant Affairs all give their quick answers in [...]
Emergency Preparedness Is “Top” Priority In City Tonight As Empire State Building Is Lit In ‘Ready New York Yellow’
September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments
To mark National Preparedness Month, the Empire State Building is lit tonight in Ready New York Â Yellow making emergency readiness, at least for one evening, the ‘highest’ priority in the City. I took the (amateur) photos earlier this evening.
The Empire State Building lit in Ready New York Yellow tonight.
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New York City, Ad Council Create New “My Meeting Place” Facebook Application To Help Public Reunite With Their Families, Friends In An Emergency
September 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments
The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Ad Council today launched a new Facebook application to help New Yorkers find a safe place to meet their families or friends during an emergency.
According to the press release:
Located on OEM’s Facebook page, the new interactive web mapping application allows New Yorkers to select [...]