Archive of: Emergency Operations

  • Human comfort issues in the design of emergency operations facilities
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    Human comfort issues in the design of emergency operations facilities

    24/7 operations, long shifts, sedentary work-styles, inflexible workstations, glare and noisy environments are just a few of the problem-elements commonly found in many Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). As governments are placing increased awareness on the need for improving emergency response preparedness, Emergency Response leaders are seeking assistance in designing more intelligent work environments for their employees. These facilities should be designed to address “quality of life” issues associated with 24/7 facilities resulting in stress reducing environments.
  • Prepare for the expected: Improving emergency preparedness
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    Prepare for the expected: Improving emergency preparedness

    We have now entered into spring – the promise of warmer weather, flowers blooming and a goodbye to ice and snow. Unfortunately, that also means we have entered into peak tornado season. As Mother Nature has demonstrated over and over the past few years, tornadoes and other natural disasters can strike at any time. According to Wikipedia, there were over 943 tornadoes reported in the United States in 2013, of which at least 811 have been confirmed.