First responders are not able to limit casualties in active shooter scenarios as much as we would like, it seems reasonable to look for things that normal citizens can do to limit casualties in these cases. After viewing what pictures and video were available to the public in the Charlie Hebdo shooting, I made a few observations. 1- The shooters are not wearing eye protection. 2- Charlie Hebdo offices are very confined... more »
Here is an interesting paper on how people psychologically react to robots. Important factors when considering integrating robotics into homeland security and public safety...
Robotics are becoming more sophisticated. How can these technologies best be used?
Well, I suggest we start a new track for improving transport safety on roads and avoiding vehicle crashes. According to the statistics I've found on the Internet, there are over 32,000 road accidents and crashes on America's roads yearly. That's besides all of the crashes in Canada, Mexico and everywhere else worldwide. We all need to smarten up and start finding solutions to these problems. I'm up for the task, what... more »
Most travellers who come to airports are totally stressed out due to sleep deprivation. They figure they'll come to the airport and sleep on the plane. While they're getting to the plane, during ticketing and at the waiting area, they become enraged and cause problems for everyone else. My suggestion is to advertise to all travellers on their tickets and electronic tickets, to get enough sleep before they travel. For... more »
You've got to start designing airports around the world to become more Zen-like. What I mean by this is to find ways to decrease stress levels through soft lighting, noise reduction, better internal infrastructure and designing hallways and airport paths indoors to be Zen-like and effective. Maybe introduce some plants in the ticketing areas, Zen-like music in the background, tell people to talk the least, wear comfortable... more »
In the summer of 2015, I had a discussion with several members of this group, specifically, Peter G Neumann and others. Could we please return to this discussion? We need to discuss provisions on getting the internet safety up to par and redesigned. At that time, we were generating good ideas for discussion. Please see to it that we can re-open these talks for our group. Much can be learned and taught together as collaborators.... more »
I am assuming here that the reason you are focussing on flooding is because there is a dire need to find solutions during this winter season in North America. Maybe it would be a good idea to connect other topics as well so we could add our ideas as they come. The previous platform had many different topics with many ideas to discuss. Please also, tell us what you've done with the previous platform and how you managed... more »
If a #QIS network similar to (Battelle Firm) could DHS persons have #trustedops within the entire geographical land, sea, and air space under the scope of defined USA territory?
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 »
Would it help if you could shut it off whenever you wanted?
Would it help if you could relay that to others easily and also receive theirs? (Like via HUD.)
What if the same system could tap other cameras like an exterior vehicle camera or a rear-facing personal camera?
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 »
There are often incidents where multi-agency response creates the need for cross-agency communications. There are situations where county- or state-wide nets are insufficient or cannot be accessed by certain responding agencies. Communications equipment for the responder of the future needs to take this issue into consideration.
Responder of the future would have been helpful in the recent emergency incident on the Washington Metro that had people trapped in a smoke-filled tunnel. Early indications from the incident reveal a lack of maintenance/repair contributed to some of the first responder system problems that occured during the response. How will Responder of the Future account for maintenance and repair -- will there be some automated... more »