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Would establishing a nighttime post disaster visual 911 system help during SAR operations?

When Katrina struck I remember the images of survivors waving from their rooftops tops during the day and I got to thinking what do they do at night? Then it struck me, use the night to work reverse cycle. Basically let's improve how the 12 of the 24 hours that are dark, are utilized. With new technologies like drones & smart phones we can do much better than SOS which was first recognized in 1905. SOS only tells you... more »

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Would utilizing illuminated personnel identifiers improve situational awareness, accountability & safety of responders at night?

Over the last few years several National ESF-9 Nighttime Trainings have utilized color coded illuminated markers to identify location and responsibilities of responders. Here is a link to a letter from one of the trainers stating it contributes to overall situational awareness & security, http://triagelights.com/pdf/providing-a-form-of-security.pdf .

During the most recent exercise teams were broken down into the red... more »

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Determining which triage tagging tools contibute the most towards reducing patient collection times & collection errors?

Conducting/supporting a study that compares all currently available triage tagging tools (different styles of paper tags, triage ribbon, reflective slap wrap wrist bands, colored clothes pins, chemical lights, single colored chemlight alternatives, triage lights and paper tags with RFID) in daytime, nighttime and adverse condition scenarios. There are several studies that compare triage methods but I have found only one... more »

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