This week we kick off the new year with a discussion with FEMA’s Administrator Brock Long. Last year was one of the most active disasters seasons in history worldwide.
Early Warning Labs is sort of part of the distribution platform and the automated responses in response to the earthquake early warning. So, our partners do a large piece of the hard work, actually monitoring and creating the raw data that goes into the earthquake early warning that we use.
Well actually Brock Long last week, said, “CERT on steroids.” You know, on how can we get a civil defense system back like we had in the 50’s, and get people involved, and get citizens trained in the skills they would need. This is exactly what you would be doing in setting up a town-level civil defense organization as a non-profit.
obviously, with IPAWS, that is definitely on the radar screen of those inside FEMA that are administrating the IPAWS program. It is a true program that we face, and a dynamic one; it’s going to continue to change, as technology goes forward. And so, some of the discussions inside FEMA now are, for example