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Preparedness News : Weekend Roundup 2012-12-23

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WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2012

New York Reassessing Building Code to Limit Storm Damage (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/fB290

Preparedness Should Be Marketed like Coca-Cola (Emergency Management) http://ow.ly/fEt1y

Microgrids: A Disaster-Resistant Power Supply? (Emergency Management) http://ow.ly/fEu5m

Crews Rescue Giant Pig (VIDEO) (JEMS.com @jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/fEAiy (Ed.: A search and rescue story with a happy ending)

NYC Transit Crews Take Charge Before, During and After Hurricane Sandy (VIDEOS) (InfrastructureUSA) http://ow.ly/fEAI1

Finding a shelter in Cornell NYC Tech (Crain’s New York Business) http://ow.ly/fHlbM

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Emergency Management (JEMS.com @jemsconnect)
http://ow.ly/g7h2F

Text-to-911 Will be Available Nationwide in 2014 (JEMS.com @jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/g7h9f

Alerting Lessons from Irene Benefit N.J. Residents During Sandy (JEMS.com @jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/g7hi9

Dueling Degrees: Emergency Management vs. Homeland Security (JEMS.com @jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/g7hry

From the Chair: 9-1-1 Standards – Leveling the Playing Field (9-1-1 Magazine) http://ow.ly/gh7CU

9-1-1 Magazine: Ambulance gets ‘booted’ while paramedics tend to emergency (9-1-1 Magazine) http://ow.ly/gh7Lm (Ed.: Another candidate for the Darwin Award)

Communications Link for All First Responders Remains a Challenge (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/gjLiD

After Hurricane Sandy, Dunes Prove They Blunt Storms (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/gjLvf

New Ways to Warn Threaten Tsunami Sirens in Oregon (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/gjLFO

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