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FEMA introduces a new data visualization tool on FEMA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committed to increasing the transparency and accessibility of its data. On Jan. 7, a new interactive tool came online that allows the public to explore currently-available FEMA grant data. The site provides a visual representation...

source: IAEM
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The April Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC) Meeting will feature members of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (EMTC) to provide updates on: Disruptive technologies and their use in disaster risk...

source: IAEM

Universities often use volunteers to provide assistance in helping keep campuses safe and prepared. Most facilities on campus rely on volunteer crisis managers, crisis coordinators, fire wardens, or similarly named individuals to help with various emergency preparedness...

source: Domestic Preparedness

Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could spell the difference between life and death. Researchers demonstrate a new earthquake...

source: Homeland Security News Wire

The island nation of Madagascar is battling the worst measles epidemic in its history. More than 1,200 people – mostly children under the age of 15 – have died since the highly contagious virus was first detected last September, the Associated Press reports.

source: EDM Digest

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked eastern Indonesia, reportedly killing one person and triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth...

source: The Guardian

Rescuers still hope to find survivors in the rubble of a pair of collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro, officials say, as the death toll from the disaster rose to eight with 16 people listed as missing. The condemned four-story buildings collapsed on Friday in the hillside...

source: News.com.au


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