The International Disaster Response Network
Check out this amazing story of an IDRN member helping out at the West Gate Mall incident in Nairobi.
It seemed to be a normal Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya. After participating in an outreach at Kenyatta National Hospital, I exited the hospital…Continue
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I found this Youtube video to be relevant to any community that is working on improving situational awareness and improved security. Also see:
In Georgia, 16 conflict-affected communities in the region of Shida Kartli use Elva to track security incidents in their area and to…Continue
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Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
HAND Surabaya received report that there were two seismic events that rocked Manado. Northern Sulawesi early hours of Sunday, 10th March '13.
Mount Soputan: An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richer scale @ 7.5 km depth & 3.5 km from Mt Soputan. This resulted in numerous aftershocks & volcanic ash & debris increased…Continue
Here are some sites that may prove useful as the Hurricane Sandy Disaster unfolds:
FEMA Region III - Twitter Feed
Power Outages in DC, MD, VA area:…Continue
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Crowds are the #1 disaster to manage when disaster occurs
by James Mbeya
I was a witness to an accident as it occurred early morning (Friday 7th September 2012 at 6:15 am) on Nairobi’s infamous and ever busy James Gichuru St.
A cyclists and his passenger were hit by a “hit and runaway speeding vehicle”…Continue
How To Build A DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Soda Cans
The man in this picture, Peter Rowan, left his job as a self-described "corporate weenie", and instead took up teaching, writing and converting a shed into a reclaimed writer's studio.
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We have conducted Virtually-Based Response Coordination Exercises (Global Door Exercises) several times in the past.
Mike Adams has identified the need for a hands-on practical deployment and field exercise.
This will provide a more concrete perspective on some of the tactical aspects of disaster response.
I want to use this blog to brainstorm some ideas on moving forward with this - a concept of the operation if you will...