With the brunt of the massive Hurricane Michael bearing down on the Florida Panhandle in 2018, several of the region’s hospitals were forced to evacuate patients. In the midst of these efforts, with windows exploding and rooftops blowing off, new patients arrived with various injuries associated with the storm. Calling it a perfect storm for disaster would be an understatement.
It might not be the first thing you think about when considering emergency preparedness, but having a plan for a critical incident or disaster makes good business sense.
Corporations have suffered tremendous losses because of unexpected events – natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires, as well as man-made events such as office violence, active shooters, terrorism, or cyberattacks.
Cramming for exams should be about as stressful as the life of a college student gets. But as nerve-racking as school work can be, it’s an expected part of the college experience.
But more than ever, Higher Education Institutions have to be prepared for the unexpected. They have to be ready to respond swiftly and decisively to protect the lives of students, faculty, and staff when a disaster strikes.
Meet Matt Cronin
Director, Solutions Architecture
Hometown: Grew up in Northern Virginia. My senior year of high school I moved to Florida and spent 13 years there before relocating to Georgia (Augusta, now ATL)
College/Education: Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Certificate in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Favorite Activities Outside Work: I enjoy spending time outdoors at parks with my family (including 4 kids) and playing golf with friends and family even though I don’t play nearly as much as I would like to.
Long-Term Partnership at the Boston Marathon Continues, Using WebEOC, EMTrack
The stakes are always high when incident managers are working to assure the safety of the general public. This is especially true at a major public sporting event like the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon.
At the world’s oldest annual marathon, the sixth largest such event in the world, over 30,000 participants striving for athletic excellence don’t need the extra pressure of concerning themselves with what goes on behind the scenes; but they should find it comforting that there are many incident management professionals also simultaneously striving for excellence in keeping people safe with support from Juvare.
Juvare’s Exchange19 conference will have a definite New Orleans flavor, with fun and fascinating networking activities that are unique to the Crescent City.
Who dat gonna be speaking at Exchange19?
If you want to be at the center of the universe for all things emergency preparedness and response, you don’t want to miss Juvare’s Exchange19 conference in New Orleans.
We’re excited to announce two outstanding keynote speakers...
As published in the IAEM November 2018 Bulletin.
Trouble comes at us faster and more unpredictably than ever before, and time is never on our side during a disaster. If the wind changes during a wildfire, the whole scenario changes in an instant. Higher population densities make preparedness, response and recovery even more challenging. Old processes and antiquated ways of performing tasks add complexity to any event, and modern challenges demand strategically collaborative approaches.
“Better together” is the result of a partnership designed to address these challenges. Formed between industry leaders, Juvare and Esri, the partnership combines the WebEOC and ArcGIS platforms to help mutual clients respond more quickly and effectively in any emergency.
It had been a quarter of a century since a pope last visited the country of Lithuania, where 77% of the population, according to the 2011 census, identify as Catholic. So, it was no surprise that a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at an outdoor venue last week in Kaunas attracted over 100,000 participants. This included a significant number of elderly and disabled persons, many of whom traveled long distances, and arrived many hours ahead of the scheduled program.
Juvare Support is actively monitoring Hurricane Florence, along with all other tropical activity in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, taking all prudent precautions with our clients, employees, property and technology.
We maintain redundant data centers in multiple locations throughout the U.S. and proactively monitor status to ensure proper functioning at all times. Our preparations include validating our backup and recovery plans, confirming business continuity/disaster recovery plans with our data center partners, and ensuring our geographic redundancy. Within each data center, we also maintain redundant power sources.