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Upcoming Events: Improving Emergency Communications
Date/Time: November 5, 2015; 1:00 pm EDT
Duration/Credits: 1.5 hour; .15 CEUs
Synopsis: This event will provide an overview of emerging technologies emergencies and best practices to improve communications during disaster response.
- Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises (June 18, 2015)
- Emerging Training and Education Strategies for Homeland Security (May 7, 2015)
- Communicating with International Partners during Emergencies (March 12, 2015)
- Mitigation Innovation (March 5, 2015)
- Responding to Power Outage Emergencies (February 26, 2015)
- Live Webcast of the #DisasterTech Hackathon at the 2015 International Disaster Conference and Expo (February 7, 2015)
- Tools and Technologies for Hazmat Planning and Response (December 3, 2014)
- Public-Private Coordination in Emergency Response and Recovery - Lessons Learned from CUSEC's Earthquake Exercise (August 26, 2014)
- Applying Technologies to Enable Effective Decision-Making: Lessons Learned from CUSEC's CAPSTONE-14 Earthquake Exercise (July 24)
- An Inside Look CUSEC's CAPTONE-14 Earthquake Exercise (June 16)
- Promising Practices and Technologies for Communicating with Persons with Access and Functional Needs during Emergencies (June 4, 2014)
- Mobile Apps for Public Safety: Tips for Improving Security, Implementing Policy and Designing Apps (May 20, 2014)
- Mutual Aid Tools and Technologies for Discovering, Acquiring and Tracking Resources (April 17, 2014)
- Big Data: Filtering Multi-Source Information for Emergency Operations (March 26, 2014)
- Creating and Using Mobile Apps for Public Safety (January 22, 2014)
- Tools and Technologies for School Emergencies (December 13, 2013)
- Alerts and Warnings: IPAWS, WEA and the Geospatial Information Infrastructure (November 19, 2013)
- Cybersecurity for Public Safety Administrators (November 7, 2013)
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