Conducting business with the city of Sayre is now faster and more convenient. City of Sayre residents and businesses now have the ability to securely pay utility bills and landfill billings online through its website.
A new iPad app developed by students at Princeton University is now being piloted by fire departments that hope to save precious seconds during calls. A new iPad app developed for firefighters in the field delivers critical information quickly. Developed by three Princeton University students with a common interest in the fire service, the app provides data like building layouts, fire hydrant locations and hazardous materials warnings to give firefighters the critical information they need during an emergency.
Google’s Crisis Response product manager provides insight into the best ways to share emergency information online and how search engines can utilize it. During Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in the U.S. and the time immediately after it, about 15 million search queries were made through Google about the storm. In contrast, the Hurricane Sandy pages on FEMA.gov were viewed fewer than 1 million times — a DHS report put the total page views at about 740,000. While important and even life-saving information is housed on government websites, the way it’s posted can impact how quickly and easily platforms like Google can locate and highlight the data. Technology leaders told members of Congress in June that posting emergency-related information online in open, machine-readable formats is necessary for allowing it to be quickly disseminated to the public. But what does that really mean for emergency managers?
Hoping it will push U.S. lawmakers to develop a long-term transportation funding plan, infrastructure advocates developed a smartphone app that allows users to complain to members of Congress about their travel troubles. Advocates behind a new smartphone app hope it will bridge the gap between Americans' frustration with traffic and lawmakers' failure to develop a long-term way of paying for infrastructure.
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