Emergency management

Linda Mack moderated a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 6:00am

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Linda Mack, President, and Founder of Mack International was invited to moderate a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Linda Mack, President, and Founder of Mack International was invited to moderate a panel for the Opal Group's Family Office Planning and Structured Forum held virtually on July 1, 2020.
  • The session opened with a discussion on the level of preparedness family offices felt when faced with circumstances surrounding the pandemic.
  • "The panel reported many family offices found it challenging to respond to the unanticipated need to work remotely," said Linda.
  • There were, however, examples of some family offices who had experienced unforeseen circumstances like 9/11 in New York City.

Texas, Florida, California and North Carolina Are Most Dependent on FEMA Aid, ValuePenguin.com Finds

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:53pm

Texas has received the most money from FEMA, totaling more than $7.6 billion in federal aid and spending more than $6.2 billion.

Key Points: 
  • Texas has received the most money from FEMA, totaling more than $7.6 billion in federal aid and spending more than $6.2 billion.
  • Florida, California and North Carolina also received more than $1 billion in federal aid in the last three years.
  • Arizona, Montana and Utah received the smallest amount of FEMA disaster relief - amounting to less than $10 million since 2017.
  • Vendors in North Carolina received $751 million from FEMA by far the most of vendors in any other state.

Harmany Network on ALTAGOOD Best Option for Mass Evacuations

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:15pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmany, Inc.the creator of ALTAGOOD, a homeshare social network and disaster preparedness community, announced that homeshare is still the best option for safe evacuations during a pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmany, Inc.the creator of ALTAGOOD, a homeshare social network and disaster preparedness community, announced that homeshare is still the best option for safe evacuations during a pandemic.
  • "Harmany was created to be the best tool available for safe and orderly evacuations," said Gerard Hilinski, Harmany's ChiefMedical Advisor.
  • ALTAGOOD is a mobile optimized web application and social network offering users the ability to seek or provide shelter during emergency situations.
  • Founded in 2018, Harmany, Inc. is a Charlotte, NC based startup and provider of Harmany App and ALTAGOOD .

SOS Ltd. Announces its Plans After Settling on the West Coast of Qingdao

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:48pm

QINGDAO, China, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS Limited, (NYSE: SOS) (formerly China Rapid Finance Limited, the "Company") today announced its plans for the future after it has settled on the west coast of Qingdao.

Key Points: 
  • QINGDAO, China, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS Limited, (NYSE: SOS) (formerly China Rapid Finance Limited, the "Company") today announced its plans for the future after it has settled on the west coast of Qingdao.
  • As previously disclosed, on July 17th, 2020, SOS officially entered into a cooperation agreement with Qingdao West Coast New District Management Committee, a branch office of the Qingdao government, for the relocation of the Company's headquarters.
  • According to the cooperation agreement, SOS will invest in building a financial data cloud headquarters in Qingdao.
  • Its products include SOS Medical Rescue Card, SOS Auto Rescue Card, SOS Financial Rescue Card, and SOS Life Rescue Card.

Company Nurse Selects Concentric for Data Protection and Risk Mitigation, Leads the Workers’ Compensation Industry in Keeping Private Data Safe

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:17pm

The solution autonomously discovers Company Nurses business-critical unstructured data, highlighting opportunities to mitigate data sprawl and reduce threat surfaces.

Key Points: 
  • The solution autonomously discovers Company Nurses business-critical unstructured data, highlighting opportunities to mitigate data sprawl and reduce threat surfaces.
  • Company Nurse eases the pain of workers comp by completing incident reports, providing appropriate care advice to injured workers, managing providers for referral, and more, said Henry Svendblad, CTO for Company Nurse.
  • Semantic Intelligence automates unstructured data security using deep learning to categorize data, uncover business criticality and reduce risk.
  • Company Nurse provides COVID-19 health screenings and nurse triage for injured workers and makes the process of workers comp pain-free.

TriageLogic® Announces Free 30-Day Trial of Their Telephone Triage Software for Telehealth Coordination

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

The software ensures that nurses ask the correct questions and find the right disposition for every call.

Key Points: 
  • The software ensures that nurses ask the correct questions and find the right disposition for every call.
  • The software allows doctors to rest assured that their patients are receiving the most appropriate disposition every time they call.
  • Once organizations sign up for a free trial, they have instant access to the software.
  • This includes free live training by our experienced call center manager as well as courses on telephone nurse triage in the free learning center.

Tidal Basin Group Welcomes Former FEMA Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience Carlos J. Castillo as New Chief Development Officer

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 7:00pm

Tidal Basin Group , a Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation (RPHC) company and leading emergency management and disaster recovery firm, has hired Carlos J. Castillo, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency management, as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Key Points: 
  • Tidal Basin Group , a Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation (RPHC) company and leading emergency management and disaster recovery firm, has hired Carlos J. Castillo, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency management, as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO).
  • In this role, Castillo will be overseeing the growth functions of the company including Federal programs and operations in the Caribbean.
  • I look forward to welcoming Carlos in early August as he begins his new role with Tidal Basin, said Craig.
  • Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively.

AirBoss Announces Over US$123 Million of Contracts for PPE to Support U.S. Strategic National Stockpile and the Veterans Health Administration

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:00am

At the end of March, ADG announced a US$96 million contract award from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA").

Key Points: 
  • At the end of March, ADG announced a US$96 million contract award from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA").
  • To date, ADG has delivered more than 90% of that contract and is currently manufacturing approximately 10,000 PAPR systems each week.
  • In addition to the above HHS and VA contracts, ADG has received over $15 million in non-governmental orders for PPE during the current pandemic.
  • AirBoss Rubber Solutions is a top-tier North American custom rubber compounder with 450 million turn pounds of annual capacity.

PG&E, Local Fire Safe Councils Empower Communities to Help Prevent, Prepare for Wildfires

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 4:48pm

PG&E is providing $2.3 million to fund local Fire Safe Council and 501(c)(3) organizations projects across 28 counties to reduce the threat of wildfires and help keep communities safe.

Key Points: 
  • PG&E is providing $2.3 million to fund local Fire Safe Council and 501(c)(3) organizations projects across 28 counties to reduce the threat of wildfires and help keep communities safe.
  • We appreciate our ongoing partnership with local Fire Safe Councils and nonprofit organizations to complete this important safety work.
  • The California Fire Safe Council is pleased with PG&Es continued commitment to funding local Fire Safe Council wildfire mitigation projects.
  • In addition to partnering with local Fire Safe Councils and 501(c)(3) organizations, PG&E is preparing for wildfires through its Community Wildfire Safety Program .

Michael Baker International Awarded FEMA MT-1 Processing Services Contract

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

The firm is set to execute a FEMA MT-1 Processing Services Contract insupport of FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program.

Key Points: 
  • The firm is set to execute a FEMA MT-1 Processing Services Contract insupport of FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program.
  • MT-1 Processing Services allows property owners to submit scientific or technical data to FEMA to determine the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement for their property.
  • "For nearly half a century, Michael Baker has helped communities lead themselves into a more resilient future," said Dale Gray, Office Executive, Alexandria Emergency Management Office at Michael Baker International.
  • Michael Baker International, celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.