At this year’s event, SARscene will host its first ever Hackathon to highlight the benefits of collecting data and adopting technology for search & rescue. Law enforcement, military, SAR volunteers, provincial/territorial, and federal attendees will pitch their data related problems, while Canadian and international developers will form teams to try and solve them within just 24 hours.
When an event occurs emergency management processes normally take place in an Emergency Operations Center. Preparedness within the field of emergency management can best be defined as a state of readiness to respond to a disaster, crisis, or any other type of emergency situation.
Real-time data denotes information that is delivered immediately after collection. There is no delay in the timeliness of the information provided. Real-time data has endless benefits for decision making in any response scenario.
This week in Baltimore, United States, Federal Resources are revealing their new Live Operations Platform for Hazardous Material and CBRNE response in partnership with Irish firm D4H Technologies. This highly adaptive data-driven platform is a breakthrough in supporting those who protect us all.
In the world of business, the heaviest users of information management applications are enjoying benefits such as increased knowledge sharing and more effective operations. These benefits have a measurable effect on their business. Emergency response organizations could be benefiting in the same way.
If you are designing a crisis management capability (or any other form of team required to stand up outside of normal operations) for an organisation then the concept of the ‘interface’ is a cornerstone of planning. An interface can be defined as the common boundary between two things – the point of interconnection between entities. Or it could be ‘the place where things happen’. In business and politics (nature as well) the interface is the boundary or zone where interesting things happen.
D4H Technologies is the #1 information management software for emergencies and incidents worldwide, recording over 15 million response hours per year. D4H solutions are deployed in more than 16 countries, driving efficiencies within clients industrial facilities, public safety teams, and corporate crises.
For many emergency response organizations, responding to an incident is strictly business and it can be a multi-million dollar business too.
The goal of information or intelligence management in a response is to produce information useful for decision makers. Information managers curate and analyze information into static and standardized reports that are hard to interact with and update with new and different data and information.
Not everyone needs to become a quant, data scientist or an expert in data management. However, it is worth brushing up on the basics of quantitative analysis, so as to understand and improve the use of data in your organization. We’ve created a brief overview of data management to get you started.