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The Importance of "GPS Coordinates": Hurricane Dean AAR

http://www.emergencymanagement.org/#GPS_CoordinatesAnother Good After Action Report (AAR)Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management's 2007 Hurricane Dean AARThe importance of "GPS Coordinates""The SOC should consider including the GPS coordinates of key locations (including reception centers, command centers, fuel points, etc.) in communications."(One can bet there were many more similar lessons from the 2008 hurricane season.)A Google search on "Hurricane Dean AAR" yielded this overall…See More
Jun 16, 2009
Mark A. Whitney left a comment for Erik Endress
"I wish that I were there. Just found out about the event today. What a great initiative!!"
Jun 13, 2009
Mark A. Whitney commented on Mark A. Whitney's blog post Preparedness for Earthquake Season - A Common Language of Location
"Here is the excellent NPR story (WESAT) where the quote "language of location" came from: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5233408"
Jun 13, 2009
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"Thanks for all the pics and videos!!"
Jun 13, 2009
Mark A. Whitney commented on Mark A. Whitney's blog post Preparedness for Earthquake Season - A Common Language of Location
Jun 13, 2009
Mark A. Whitney posted a blog post

Preparedness for Earthquake Season - A Common Language of Location

Preparedness for Earthquake Season (http://www.emergencymanagement.org/#EarthquakeSeason)While often times a year or more is spent planning for special events, and even hurricanes can provide a few days advance notice, there are many other human caused or natural hazards where all response and recovery assets will need to be on “the same map sheet of music” (to borrow from former FEMA director James Lee Witt’s Feb. 2002 White Paper), day one, hour one and beyond if we are to best serve the…See More
Jun 13, 2009
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The Importance of "GPS Coordinates": Hurricane Dean AAR

http://www.emergencymanagement.org/#GPS_Coordinates

Another Good After Action Report (AAR)

Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management's 2007 Hurricane Dean AAR



The importance of "GPS Coordinates"

"The SOC should consider including the GPS coordinates of key locations (including reception centers, command centers, fuel points, etc.) in communications."



(One can bet there were many more similar lessons from the 2008 hurricane season.)



A… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 8:30pm

Preparedness for Earthquake Season - A Common Language of Location

Preparedness for Earthquake Season (http://www.emergencymanagement.org/#EarthquakeSeason)



While often times a year or more is spent planning for special events, and even hurricanes can provide a few days advance notice, there are many other human caused or natural hazards where all response and recovery assets will need to be on “the same map sheet of music” (to borrow from former FEMA director James Lee Witt’s Feb. 2002 White Paper), day one, hour one and beyond if we are to best… Continue

Posted on June 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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