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Unlock the Value of Your Response Team Data with Analytics
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 analytics, so as to understand and improve the use of data in your organization.
Should Emergency Response Teams Consider Using Google Trends?
Google now performs 40,000 searches every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day. Wouldn’t it be great to tap into this information to understand what people are searching for during a disaster?
7 Steps to Better Qualification Management
On average, most of the responders who we talk to have in excess of 25 qualifications per responder. The volume of expiration dates and refresher courses creates a large data management burden, if you are to do it correctly. Below are a list of items to consider if you are managing a team or even your own personal collection of qualifications. D4H Personnel can automate and centralize a lot of these for you.
How To Get The Response Tools Your Organization Needs
One of the keys to successful operations is getting others to understand the importance of your function and duties and convincing them to open their wallets to help you fully fund your endeavors. However, if you've ever been in this position before, you know that it isn't an easy thing to do.
Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Readiness Areas: Management
Since the early 1990s, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Forces have been certified, trained, and funded. The federal government funds 28 task forces located in 19 states but there are numerous other individual State & Regional Task forces located across the US. Officials may call out the task force (or forces) in closest proximity to the disaster to help locate and extricate victims from collapsed buildings and structures. Most task forces represent a partnership involving federal, local government, and private sector experts.
Step by Step: Inspection Schedule of Level A Suits
Level A Suits provide total encapsulation in hazardous environments where the threat of eye, skin or respiratory damage is present. Such a critical piece of equipment requires a well managed maintenance schedule. With D4H™ DECISIONS Equipment Management, you are provided with an integrated inspections module which can track the maintenance schedule of all your Level A Suits.
D4H™ DECISIONS v8.7 Sullivan's Island Release
We've packed a huge amount into this release under the hood. Think of it as an engine upgrade rather than new buttons on your dashboard. Underneath we've been swapping parts out for their latest versions, improving performance, security, and experience. We've also added in further functionality for power users within organizations who want to make administration easier for the teams beneath them.
Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Readiness Areas: Operations Readiness
A US&R Task Force is a multi disciplinary team of individuals specializing in urban search and rescue, disaster recovery, and emergency triage and medicine. The teams are deployed to emergency and disaster sites within six hours of notification.The issue of managing personnel and ensuring availability of skilled members is a challenge for any US&R Task force. Organizations involved in US&R response operations need to know the availability of personnel across all their rosters for months at a time.
Michigan Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (MI-TF1) - Maintaining Readiness with D4H
The world of search and rescue has changed dramatically. As population growth has accelerated and cities have expanded, focus has increasingly turned to urban space, the most complicated and high-risk environment in which such operations are carried out. Urban search and rescue (US&R) presents a unique challenge, demanding both a highly specialized, yet multidisciplinary approach.