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Aprendiendo de los impactos del huracan Maria en Puerto Rico: Un informe de progreso

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
El 20 de septiembre de 2017, el huracán María tuvo un impacto devastador en gran parte de Puerto Rico, dañando edificios de los que dependían sus comunidades para atención médica, seguridad, comunicaciones, educación, negocios y más. Para comprender mejor

Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico: A Progress Report

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, damaging buildings that its communities relied upon for medical care, safety, communications, education, business, and more. To better understand failures in buildings and

Community Resilience-Focused Technical Investigation of the 2016 Lumberton, North Carolina Flood: An Interdisciplinary Approach

August 1, 2020
Author(s)
John W. van de Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Nathanael Rosenheim, Derya Deniz, Maria Dillard, Tori Tomiczek, Andrew Graettinger, Patrick Crawford, Kenneth W. Harrison, Andre Barbosa, Jennifer Tobin, Jennifer Helgeson, Lori Peek, Mehrdad Memari, Elaina Sutley, Sara Hamideh, Donghwan Gu, Stephen Cauffman, Juan Fung
In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew crossed North Carolina (NC) as a Category 1 storm, with some areas receiving 0.38 m to 0.46 m (15 to 18 in) of rainfall on already saturated soil. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded

Flood Performance and Dislocation Assessment for Lumberton Homes after Hurricane Matthew

May 26, 2019
Author(s)
Derya Deniz, Elaina Sutley, John W. van de Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Nathanael Rosenheim, Donghwan Gu, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Maria Dillard, Maria Koliou, Sara Hamideh
In order to better understand community resilience following a disaster, a multi-disciplinary research team from the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Research Needs to Support Immediate Occupancy Building Performance Following Natural Hazard Events

August 21, 2018
Author(s)
Siamak Sattar, Therese P. McAllister, Katherine J. Johnson, Christopher T. Clavin, Christopher L. Segura, Steven L. McCabe, Juan F. Fung, Leslie Abrahams, Emily Sylak-Glassman , Marc L. Levitan, Kenneth W. Harrison, John L. Harris
The performance of buildings in our communities depends on multiple factors including the availability of supporting infrastructure, the original design, the current condition and capacity to resist hazard impacts, and the ability to recover functionality

A Review of Public Response to Short Message Alerts under Imminent Threat

January 9, 2018
Author(s)
Erica D. Kuligowski, Jessie Doermann
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Technical Investigation of the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado identified that no widely accepted standards exist for emergency communications in tornado events and more specifically, policies involving

Applying Measurement Science to Evaluate Ground, Aerial, and Aquatic Robots

October 13, 2017
Author(s)
Adam S. Jacoff, Richard Candell, Anthony J. Downs, Hui-Min Huang, Kenneth E. Kimble, Kamel S. Saidi, Ann M. Virts
This paper reports on three measurement science field exercises for evaluating ground, aerial, and aquatic robots. These events, conducted from February to June 2017, were conducted in close co-ordination with the responder community, standards

2015 Location-Based Services R&D Summit Report

January 30, 2017
Author(s)
Harris Feldman, Adam H. Danielson
The Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) convened over 80 stakeholders at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Boulder, CO campus to build on the findings presented in the 2015 Location-Based Services (LBS) Summit- held

The Next-Generation Firefighter: The Evolution of Technology

October 14, 2016
Author(s)
Kayla A. Berger, Jacob R. Crouse, Jaden Pieper
In 2013, United States fire departments responded to around 1 240 000 Fires, accounting for 106 firefighter deaths [9][7]. These fires also resulted in 3,240 civilian deaths and an estimated $11.5 billion in property damage. When responding to fires

Guide Brief 1 - Characterize the Population

September 30, 2016
Author(s)
Community Resilience Program NIST
This Guide Brief provides additional rationale and guidance regarding the first part of Step 2 in the Guide, “Characterize social functions and dependencies” which starts with “Characterize the population.” The intended audience is the social dimensions

Guide Brief 2 - Identify Social Institutions

September 30, 2016
Author(s)
Community Resilience Program NIST
This Guide Brief provides additional rationale and guidance regarding Step 2 in the Guide—“Understand the Situation” —for how to “Identify Social Institutions”. The primary intended audience is the social dimensions work group of the collaborative planning

Guide Brief 4 - Determining Anticipated Performance

September 30, 2016
Author(s)
Community Resilience Program NIST
This Guide Brief provides guidance for determining the anticipated performance of building clusters and infrastructure systems when subjected to hazard events. This information is needed to complete the performance goals tables, establish existing system

Guide Brief 4A: Example for Determining Anticipated Performance

September 30, 2016
Author(s)
Community Resilience Program NIST
This Guide Brief provides an example of how to determine the anticipated performance of water and wastewater systems subjected to an earthquake and tsunami event. The methodology used for this can be applied to all infrastructure systems. The example

2016 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting - Day 2

August 31, 2016
Author(s)
Tracy A. McElvaney, Dereck R. Orr, Jeremy E. Benson, Richard A. Rouil, Andrew Thiessen, Paul Roberts, John T. Beltz, Joshua M. Franklin, Harlin McEwen, Christopher J. Walton, Paul A. Grassi, Ellen L. Ryan, Donald L. Harriss, Mika Skarp, Wim Brouwer
The Public Safety Communications Research program held its latest PSBB Stakeholder Meeting on June 7-9 2016 in San Diego, CA. This three-day meeting brought together representatives from public safety, federal agencies, industry and academia to highlight

2016 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting - Day 3

August 31, 2016
Author(s)
Tracy A. McElvaney, Jeremy E. Benson, Richard A. Rouil, Andrew P. Thiessen, Paul Roberts, Steven Voran, John T. Beltz, Joshua M. Franklin, Harlin McEwen, Christopher J. Walton, Paul A. Grassi, Donald L. Harriss, Mika Skarp, Wim Brouwer
The Public Safety Communications Research program held its latest PSBB Stakeholder Meeting on June 7-9, 2016, in San Diego, CA. This three-day meeting brought together representatives from public safety, federal agencies, industry, and academia to

2016 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting - Day1

August 31, 2016
Author(s)
Tracy A. McElvaney, Dereck R. Orr, Jeremy E. Benson, Richard A. Rouil, Andrew P. Thiessen, Paul Roberts, Steven Voran, John T. Beltz, Joshua M. Franklin, Harlin McEwen, Christopher J. Walton, Paul A. Grassi, Donald L. Harriss, Mika Skarp, Wim Brouwer
The Public Safety Communications Research program held its latest PSBB Stakeholder Meeting on June 7-9 2016 in San Diego, CA. This three-day meeting brought together representatives from public safety, federal agencies, industry and academia to highlight

Usability and Security Considerations for Public Safety Mobile Authentication

July 27, 2016
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Joshua M. Franklin, Kristen Greene
There is a need for cybersecurity capabilities and features to protect the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). However, cybersecurity requirements should not compromise the ability of first responders to complete their missions. In addition

Thermal Exposure Sensor for Fire Fighters - full-Scale Performance Experiments

July 26, 2016
Author(s)
Nelson P. Bryner, Atul Deshmukh, John Casali, Jeff Lancaster, Roy A. McLane
During structural fire fighting suppression operations, fire fighters wear protective gear to insulate them from the high temperature environment including hot combustion gases, burning surfaces, and thermal radiation. Current turnout gear insulates the
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