By Adam S. Crowe
New applied sciences and communique instruments have replaced how the general public prepares and reaction to emergencies and failures in the neighborhood. regardless of troubling matters like worldwide weather swap, nearby crises, and worldwide fiscal recession, advances in GIS and spatial applied sciences, the social media and real-time communications in the course of a difficulty, simulation and modeling applied sciences, or even the prospective use of drones and robots in seek and rescue are between many attainable options more desirable preparedness. This booklet addresses new and rising traits and applied sciences that might aid emergency managers and groups greater arrange for rising threats and destiny disasters.
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This type of application was repeated during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 when nearly all impacted local, state, and federal emergency management agencies utilized social media to send, receive, and process information during the event. This short history of social media and disasters is moving at a quick, but predictable pace especially considering that individuals throughout 19 A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management the world have utilized systems for personal use and have leveraged them during a disaster.
For example, online streaming radio listeners have steadily increased since 2002 with weekly listeners at 29% and monthly listeners at 39% when last measured in 2012 . While this is still significantly lower than for traditional radio, it shows a significant and steady additional and/or optional choice for information. Online streaming radio systems are often provided in formats with few interruptions from mandated station identifications or advertisements that are commonplace in terrestrial radio systems.
A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management by Adam S. Crowe