Humanitarian aid

Emergency Reporting Releases Report to Simplify Process for Assistance to Firefighters Grants Applications

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:05am

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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  • BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • To help make the AFG application process simpler, Emergency Reporting created an easy-to-use report that significantly reduces the time needed to compile all of the data required in the AFG Application Checklist Table 4: Call Volumes .
  • Emergency Reporting CEO David Nokes says that many fire agencies are using their Emergency Reporting software during this time to help save time and money, and to secure crucial grant funding.
  • "Cloud-based fire software like Emergency Reporting can save departments thousands, as well as many hours of personnel time," Nokes says.

Rick Tye Moves to President, Crisis Mitigation at Constellis

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 7:26pm

Herndon, VA, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellis, a leading provider of essential risk management and mission support services to government and commercial customers worldwide, announced today that Rick Tye will be heading up the Companys Crisis Response business as President, Crisis Mitigation.

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  • Herndon, VA, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellis, a leading provider of essential risk management and mission support services to government and commercial customers worldwide, announced today that Rick Tye will be heading up the Companys Crisis Response business as President, Crisis Mitigation.
  • Mr. Tye will begin focusing on Constellis Crisis Response business , including COVID-19 Response, Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency and Disaster Response, and other priority programs.
  • These services provide rapid response capabilities that enable business continuity and mitigate risks that jeopardize the safety of personnel, property, critical infrastructure and reputation.
  • Ricks new position as President, Crisis Mitigation, was established to address the need for rapid crisis response solutions within our customer sets, said Mr. Reardon.

Corus International issues the 2021 Early Warning Forecast

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 4:07pm

BALTIMOREand WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Corus International has released its annual Top 10 list of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: The 2021 Early Warning Forecast.

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  • BALTIMOREand WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Corus International has released its annual Top 10 list of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: The 2021 Early Warning Forecast.
  • Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, Corus International president & CEO,noted that the theme for this year's edition, responding to compound disasters in a context of conflict and fragility, underscored the complexity and challenges facing the humanitarian aid community.
  • "Humanitarian organizations must now routinely respond to compound disasters, multiple crises occurring simultaneously or overlapping one another; some sudden impact as in an earthquake, and others happening over months or years."
  • The countries and regions on the 2021 Watch List include:

Strategic Partnership between RSG101 and Nash Technologies Inc. announced to support COVID-19 efforts on Telemedicine

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 8:56pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSG101 & Nash Technologies Inc. (NTI) announced their strategic partnership that will create a new integrated solution for COVID-19 and other viruses.

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  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RSG101 & Nash Technologies Inc. (NTI) announced their strategic partnership that will create a new integrated solution for COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • NTI's strategic partnership with RSG101 will enhance our vision and mission of supporting humanitarian operations domestically and around the globe.
  • RSG101, with a focus on resilience and stability, has designed an innovative community hub to facilitate disaster preparedness and response.
  • Nash Technologies Inc. (NTI) Works to promote a healthier and more humane world through the integration of world-class expertise and cutting-edge biometric and sensor technology.

Report: As Social Challenges Intensify Due to COVID-19, Companies Can Help Through Disaster Response Programs

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

As they do so, companies have an opportunity to mitigate the disparate impact that natural disasters have on disadvantaged communities.

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  • As they do so, companies have an opportunity to mitigate the disparate impact that natural disasters have on disadvantaged communities.
  • Select findings from the new report include:
    While most funding is allocated to relief, many companies are prioritizing disaster preparedness.
  • "Companies should consider incorporating an assessment of the impact a disaster has on disadvantaged populations into their disaster response protocols.
  • An increasing number of companies will likely seek to collaborate more with each other, given the challenges disaster response programs are facing especially during this pandemic.

Caritas Communities Partners with Leonardo247 to Improve Management of Properties that House the Homeless

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 4:10pm

Caritas will deploy Leonardo247's innovative solution to help manage its 33 properties and improve on-site operations.

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  • Caritas will deploy Leonardo247's innovative solution to help manage its 33 properties and improve on-site operations.
  • Caritas will be using the Leonardo247 platform for inspections, property operations, preventative maintenance, and remote site management.
  • Almost 60% of residents come to Caritas Communities directly from homelessness and 75% have experienced homelessness at some point.
  • Caritas Communities prevents homelessness by providing very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities.

EIB joins Rockefeller Foundation’s call to action to provide sustainable energy for one billion people by 2030

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:08am

The Rockefeller Foundation and the European Investment Bank today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.

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  • The Rockefeller Foundation and the European Investment Bank today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.
  • Today one in ten of the worlds people (800 million) lack access to electricity, including half the population of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Another 2.8 billion people lack access to electricity that is reliable enough to secure their livelihoods or power modern healthcare facilities and schools.
  • The pandemic has only exacerbated the inequality of global energy access.
  • Our success will empower millions of people to participate in a modern economy, growing economic opportunity for us all.
  • Accelerating high-impact investments to improve access to clean energy is essential to address the climate crisis, fight poverty and improve public health.
  • The EIB is a global leader providing technical and financial support for secure and affordable renewable energy investment.
  • Between 2015 and 2019, the EIB provided more than 62 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency and electricity grid projects worldwide.

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Call To Action To Provide Sustainable Energy For One Billion People By 2030

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.

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  • NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.
  • Another 2.8 billion people lack access to electricity that is reliable enough to secure their livelihoods or power modern healthcare facilities and schools.
  • We know clean energy can both rapidly deliver universal energy access and contribute to tackling the climate crisis.
  • Go to www.electrifyingeconomies.org
    The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility.

AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano Appointed to AHIP Board of Directors

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:30pm

AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano has been appointed to the board of directors for Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association for providers of health care coverage and related services, and the foremost advocacy organization for access to affordable health care.

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  • AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano has been appointed to the board of directors for Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association for providers of health care coverage and related services, and the foremost advocacy organization for access to affordable health care.
  • Tufano joins c-level executives from eight other health insurers represented among AHIPs new slate of board members.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201203005906/en/
    As a board member, Tufano will help provide oversight for the countrys top health insurance trade organization.
  • Tufano has been CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas since March 2014 and chair of its board of directors since 2011.

Parsons Working with U.S. Navy to Rebuild China Lake

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

The contract is a new, competitive win for Parsons.

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  • The contract is a new, competitive win for Parsons.
  • The company will provide programmatic, technical, risk, and build management services in support of ongoing earthquake recovery efforts, which are part of the NAVFAC's $2.5 billion earthquake recovery program at China Lake.
  • "Parsons has a long and successful history of partnering with the Department of Defense on large, complex programs," said Chris Alexander, Parsons' executive vice president, and engineered systems market leader.
  • "We look forward to providing NAVFAC with the full range of professional services oversight necessary to rebuild China Lake."