Situational awareness is critical for a police officer, and when it comes to confronting a subject suffering from a mental illness or other behavioral issues, knowledge of the subject’s state of mind could help the officer de-escalate a possibly explosive situation. Now, Kern County is using technology to help with that.
New guidelines required by the state and developed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services should offer best practices for emergency alerting and evacuation during disasters such as wildfires like the Camp Fire.
A network of infrared cameras, linked to servers and the cloud, is being used across California's forests as an early warning system to try to prevent the fast-moving wildfires that have plagued the state in the last couple of years.
The emergency operations center was fully activated during the Great Southern California Shakeout and personnel were tested for ‘stress inoculation’ as information poured into the EOC from users with mobile apps reporting on fires and evacuations.
Lucy Jones’ expertise put Los Angeles on the road to enlightened earthquake policy.
San Francisco uses the concept of sampling before finishing the final product.
Paul Stockton, the former assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, discusses the strategy of "security in depth."