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Better Together: Improving Outcomes when Data Pairs with Mapping

Nov 29, 2018 12:33:35 PM / by Matt Cronin posted in Emergency Management, Preparedness

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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.

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Juvare Staff Leads Lithuania’s EMS Teams for the Pope’s Historic Visit

Oct 5, 2018 11:46:11 AM / by Elaine Schweitzer posted in Emergency Management, Preparedness

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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.

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Juvare Support Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Sep 13, 2018 6:58:44 PM / by Carl Brown posted in WebEOC, Emergency Management, Hurricane Florence, Preparedness, Support

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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.

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Are You and Your Family Prepared to Survive for 72 Hours?

Sep 4, 2018 3:20:55 PM / by Juvare Staff posted in Emergency Management

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Personal preparedness is critically important. During a time of widespread emergency or disaster, it can be up to three days before resources are readily available to residents again. In order to combat the limited access to vitally important resources, families should prepare a disaster supplies kit that would provide up to 72 hours of self-reliance.

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What Should You Include in Your Family’s Emergency Plan?

Sep 3, 2018 3:32:00 PM / by Juvare Staff posted in Emergency Management

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A disaster can hit at any point of the day, regardless if you are with your loved ones or not. To protect and prepare your family, openly discuss with your loved ones on the best ways to become prepared at home.

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What is National Preparedness Month?

Sep 1, 2018 7:18:00 PM / by Juvare Staff posted in Emergency Management

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Most of our readers, are very familiar in dealing with emergencies both large and small every day. So I come to you and challenge you to take the opportunity of National Preparedness Month to be better prepared at home and at the workplace.

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Largest Drugstore Chain Utilizes Juvare Crisis Management Solution

Aug 13, 2018 2:49:06 PM / by Juvare Staff posted in Emergency Management

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One of the United States largest drugstore chain has more than 8,300 locations and annual sales of more than $72 billion. Each day, the drugstore provides nearly 6 million Americans with pharmacy, health and wellness services. Their Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized support center for all safety, security and emergency needs. The SOC uses WebEOC to maintain situational awareness and execute emergency response. Their site status board can show the status of all 8,300+ locations. Version 2.0 provides SOC technicians with guidelines, forms and checklists for most incidents. Version 2.0 is easy to use and gives technicians in the SOC scripts to follow on how to respond to various incidents, training new people and reinforcing best practices.

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If Resiliency Is Our Common Thread, How Do We Weave It?

Jul 13, 2018 11:24:22 AM / by Kaleb Brown posted in WebEOC, Emergency Management

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International resiliency can seem larger than life. But there is a common perception that we all share the need for resiliency. Moreover, international resiliency is a common thread that binds us all together. Due to the interdependencies of global economics, finance and policies that span national divisions, events that transpire in one geographical area and in one market segment will impact other geographies and, potentially, other market segments.

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Five Emergency Preparedness Considerations in Supporting Music Festivals

Jul 11, 2018 1:28:00 PM / by Cassandra Nordyke posted in Emergency Management

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According to a 2015 Nielsen study, more than 32 million people attend at least one music festival in the U.S. each year, with a third of those attending more than one festival. Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella are just a few of the events that will bring together thousands of people this summer. So what should emergency managers and event organizers do to prepare?

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How Emergency Management Agencies can Effectively Utilize Social Media

Jun 1, 2018 10:05:00 AM / by Cassandra Nordyke posted in Emergency Management, Social Media

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When disasters hit, chaos tends to follow. Emergency managers have successfully utilized social media at the core of their preparedness efforts in order to effectively communicate during disastrous events to keep such chaos to a minimum. Social media has made it possible to make smart decisions and spread information instantaneously, something that can ultimately help save lives.

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