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A Most Resilient Emergency Alerting Strategy to Save Lives in the Face of Worsening Climate Issues


Karl Wilmes  (COO, Public Safety 360)


John Contestabile  (Director, Public Safety Solutions, Skyline Technology Solutions)

Red Grasso  (Director, FirstTech Program, North Carolina Department of Information Technology)

So Vang  (VP, Emerging Technologies, One Media)

Location: W240C

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Track: 911 & Alerts

Topic: Cloud Connectivity, Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, NextGen 911, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Considering the escalating climate crisis and its devastating impact on our planet and our local regions, it is essential for Public Safety Officials to develop a robust emergency alerting strategy that can effectively and efficiently save lives. With the increasing frequency and intensity of climate-related disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and extreme weather events, timely and accurate alerts are critical in ensuring the safety of communities worldwide. This proposal aims to outline a comprehensive and resilient emergency alerting strategy that harnesses the power of technology and community engagement to minimize casualties and mitigate the effects of climate-related disasters.

To effectively implement a resilient emergency alerting strategy, a thorough and accurate assessment of the climate-related risks faced by specific regions or communities is paramount. By examining potential hazards, vulnerabilities, and population density, we can identify the areas most susceptible to climate-related disasters. This risk assessment will serve as the foundation for tailoring emergency alerting measures to address specific needs and ensure targeted communication.

An integral component of this proposed strategy is the deployment of advanced monitoring technologies and data analysis to detect and predict climate-related events. By integrating meteorological data, climate models, and real-time monitoring into the data, we will be better able to warn the public and provide them with the most updated instructions and directions about what specifically they must do to stay safe.