Currant Incident Management System Launches Drone Feed Integration

  • April 14, 2016

A drone is a big investment.  Shouldn’t you get the most out of it?

Currant Inc. has announced the launch of CurrantDRONE, a feature of their online incident management system that will incorporate live data feeds from drones directly into CurrantGRID, a web-based platform used by emergency managers and first responders.

“We are so excited about this launch of our drone feed integration and its potential to change how quickly we can respond to disasters,” says Denise Spell, CEO of Currant.  “Drones can safely go where humans can’t, and our live video feed can help first responders know exactly what they’re up against,” Ms. Spell said from the OEM Conference on Drones being held in Cape May, NJ.  “OEM coordinators can achieve real-time situational awareness, determine  if there are people needing rescue, if power lines are down, or if hazardous materials are present, without traveling into harm’s way.”

Data from CurrantDRONE can feed directly into CurrantGRID, where it can be reviewed and workflowed from the safety of a mobile command center.  OEM coodinators can use this real-time data to efficiently evaluate a situation and determine a specific response.  Teams of responders can then be organized, prioritized, and assigned with the click of a mouse.  Drones can also be used to drop supplies, medicine, and information to those awaiting rescue.

 

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

  • August 24, 2015

Is your community prepared?

emergency preparedness

 

You can begin by participating in America’s PrepareAthon! Host an emergency preparedness event on September 30, National Preparathon Day. Register your event at http://community.fema.gov/ and let everyone know how you plan to participate.

Some examples on how you can educate your community on emergency preparedness:

For OEM, Government Organizations and Companies:

  • Organize Tabletop Exercises for the following six hazards: earthquakes, winter storms, floods, wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
  • Hold Emergency Preparedness Discussion Within Your Organization. Evaluate how prepared your community is for disaster and improve your plans accordingly.
  • Distribute Preparedness Information to Your Employees or Community. Take this opportunity to distribute information to the public, providing tips on what to do to before and after an emergency.

Ideas to Educate Employees or Community Members:

  • Create a Family Communication Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another. Think about how you will communicate in different situations.
  • Make a Disaster Kit. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.
  • Know Evacuation Routes.  Educate people on how to evacuate a building or their area. Knowing evacuation routes is essential for quickly escaping a dangerous situation or impending hazards.

Find resources here: http://community.fema.gov/take-action/hazards