FirstLine’s Public-Private Partnership is currently intermixed with matters of national security regarding emergency messaging and the task of culturizing preparedness in this country.
The first step down this path of preparedness begins with formulating a heightened and intensive ability of communication between emergency management and the citizenship; in short, a level of connectedness that embraces the very core of humanity during times of crisis.
FirstLine TaskForce has created a space for public-private partnerships that are willing to exercise their resources and abilities to support FirstLine’s Augmented Reality (AR) package into the footprint that physically erects the symbolism of the “Reset Button.”
FirstLine is the here and now interface design for preparedness messaging. Emergency and disaster planning involve a coordinated and co-operative process of matching urgent needs with available resources. FirstLine is a living document that is instantly adaptable to real time conditions and forever changing circumstances.
Firstline’s arsenal of preparedness messaging delivery systems (App’s, Mobil Device’s, Interactive Kiosk’s, Disaster Guide, etc.…) are providing a guide to the protocols, procedures and insight into various measures of effectiveness for emergency response.
FEMA recognizes that widespread cultural change is a long-term process, and while the national statistics on basic preparedness actions have remained largely constant, findings documented in Preparedness in America offered valuable insights for FEMA to look at adapting education efforts in order to increase preparedness and putting it into action.
Culturalized Preparedness is the collective capacity to respond and engage the treat of disaster; requiring a community workforce that possesses the knowledge and basic skills necessary to respond to these chronic stresses and shocks.
FirstLine, proposes to incentivize an entirely new dynamic for disaster preparedness messaging. Unlike the outdated and failed approach of our government, FirstLine’s interactive platforms are designed to simultaneously create measurable awareness operations that capture the attention of individuals and organizations regarding emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation.
Our initiative will not only protect people's lives, property and the local economy, but also deliver value to business heroes, and our entire community of stakeholders that convert one by one to the principles of disaster preparedness and response.
1. Geofencing – A virtual geofence can be constructed to identify and support emergency function plans.
a. Buildings – geofencing specific buildings for shelter locations, when app owners enter a geo-fenced location during a disastrous event during a set timeframe they become part of the location network.
b. Scalability - Most platforms are up to 1 million physical household and business addresses that can be targeted during an emergency event.
c. Push Notifications – Emergency Managers can utilize static messages, video and improving foot traffic campaigns to expand on awareness.
d. Advanced B2B & B2C Geofencing – Reaching specific individuals who are administrators instead of citizens. Targeting employees within business groups supporting preparedness as part of their business continuity plan.
e. Geofencing technology gives emergency managers functional design capability for emergency messaging.
2. Artificial Intelligence - Aims to make better use of volunteer and agencies time during disaster management and put some muscle behind mission critical objectives. AI uses machine learning to automatically identify tweets relating to crises.
a. Produce a common and complete picture for emergency operations centers to aid in allocation of resources
b. Prepare planning modules to simulate disasters for training purposes and to determine which areas would be most effective
c. AI is a viable option that can potentially prevent massive loss of lives while at the same time make rescue efforts easier and more efficient
d. Evacuations facilitated by AI effective communication can help thousands of citizens out of the danger zone quickly
Artificial Intelligence can greatly help emergency and disaster management efforts not only in America but also the rest of the world. Today, Drones, robots and sensors can provide intelligent and accurate information concerning landscapes and damaged buildings. This allows rescue workers to understand the topography of a landscape and the extent of damage to a building. Drones can be used to find victims trapped in debris allowing rescue workers to get to them quickly.
3. Blockchain solution - enables the key players/organizations during a disaster management to communicate effectively and act on time. It allows the organizations to use their existing eco system to facilitate a service and publish on this network. All transactions are recorded on the network.
· Blockchain provides a secure environment with its immutability feature where a record cannot be tampered with once created. This creates a trusted environment which supports accountability and governance thus addressing the above-mentioned user stories with conflicts.
· Blockchain uses a shared distributed ledger which ensures transactions and data reach all concerned parties as soon as they are created.
List of participants in this network:
1. Government (Disaster Management Department)
3. Telecom companies
5. Food suppliers
7. Medical suppliers
8. Medical Service Providers
FirstLine is evolving at a rapid pace. Thousands of startups are launched daily, and most of them have their roots attached to the trends and technologies. While the listed technologies can prove to be a problem solver for emergency managers, Firstline is a first-of-its-kind delivering on revolutionary technologies and taking the first step down the path to culturalized preparedness.