Preparing for the Unexpected: Using Social Media and Drones for Emergency Management

For the August 2, 2018 show we’ll talk with research scientist Connie White, PhD on how Social Media and Drones can help Emergency Managers with decision support and how these can benefit those impacted by disasters.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108082/using-social-media-and-drones-for-emergency-management

Enjoy!

The StoneRoad Team

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Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-03-08: Helping Those Who Have Experienced Disasters (and other traumatic events)

On our 2018-03-08 show, we’ll talk to Dr. Rickey Miller, a Clinical Psychologist who will talk to us about helping those who have experienced traumatic events and how these events affect their behaviour. We’ll touch on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other aspects related to people’s responses to disasters.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104619/helping-those-who-have-experienced-disasters

Regards,

The StoneRoad Team

Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-01-11: Disaster Services with the Salvation Army

Our 2018-01-11 episode will focus on Disaster Services provided  by the Salvation Army.

Our guest will be Regional Director, Perron Goodyear, who will speak to us about the many situations that the Salvation Army has helped those in need.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104151/disaster-services-with-the-salvation-army

Enjoy!

The StoneRoad Team

 

Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-01-04: Public Relations

Our 2018-01-04 show is an encore presentation of something that many organizations never seem to get right, Continue reading

What’s the Fuss About Ebola Self Quarantine?

I don’t get the fuss over wanting people to self-quarantine themselves if they’ve been to, come from or passed through any area that has or has the potential to have, Ebola-like cases. What’s the big deal?

I recall when SARS was seemingly running rampant back about 10 years ago (give or take) that one of the instructions was that if you were in contact with – or could have come in contact with – anyone who may have SARS-like symptoms to stay home for a few days to monitor yourself. You even had to call into a hotline and report yourself. Continue reading

Ebola Protection Not as Good as They Say!

Well, it doesn’t see like I’ll be quiet about the Ebola virus anytime soon. If you’ve been paying attention to the news you’ll see that Spain has had a few cases and has recently had a nurse test positive for the disease and she was wearing protective clothing. So, is what we have in place good enough? Do the ‘people that know’ actually know how to stop and confine the disease from spreading if the care workers are still catching it? Continue reading

Ontake Volcanic Eruption (Japan): Early Warning Systems Good Enough?

On Saturday, September 26, 2014 Mount Ontake – 200km west of Tokyo – suddenly erupted, spewing ash and rock over a wide area and killing nearly 50 people (at last count). What’s strange is that this volcanic eruption occurred with no warning – at least that’s what the specialists are saying at this stage. I’m not so sure that’s true.

It’s always been said that Japan has one of the best early warning / monitoring systems in the world due to its location on the Pacific Rim of Fire. If the best monitoring system in the world didn’t catch this, then is the best system even worth it? I mean, these systems are developed to help save lives and provide early warnings to evacuate people and ensure life safety. Yet, that didn’t happen so are the monitoring systems we have in place any good? Are they providing any help at all?  Continue reading