Thoughts on the Future of Emergency Management

Interesting top 10 list by Rick Wimberly in the Emergency Management blog.

10.   Citizens demand more and participate deeper in alerts and warnings.

That point is something we at CiviGuard are certainly betting on. 

It’s surprising to see that we continue to perceive the state-of-the-art in public warning to be:

1) a centralized, hub-and-spoke architecture versus a fully distributed and master-less one;

2) context-less, with the same information and guidance delivered to everyone in the affected zone (CMAS will not change this);

3) one-way information delivery, with no way for citizens or first responders to send back micro-reports from the ground, nor the ability to share personal status or location.