Today we update our scan of the literature for disaster avoidance, disaster management and disaster recovery. We side-step the over-arching topic of the COVID-19 disaster because leading practice discovery and promulgation is well covered elsewhere.
The disaster “domain” is characterized by niche vertical incumbents that have secured a silo of stakeholders that support a business model that has generally proven successful.
You cannot avoid many disasters but you can prepare for them.
We start with the titles developed by ANSI-accredited standards setting organizations and, time-permitting, we will review legislative proposals which fill the risk exposure gaps that standard setting organizations cannot. A few of those titles are covered in our Imperium colloquium.
A small sample of the less familiar (but no less solid) standards setting organizations in the disaster domain are listed below:
…as well as the familiar incumbents — NFPA, IEEE, ICC, etc. All of the foregoing non-profits have extensive disaster bibliographies.
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Abstract. The key feature of this article is the application of quantitative method for evaluating risk and conveying the results into a power system design that is scaled according to hazards present in any given emergency management district. These methods employ classical lumped parameter modeling of power chain architectures and can be applied to any type of critical facility, whether it is a stand-alone structure, or a portion of stand-alone structure, such as a police station or government center. This article will provide a risk assessment roadmap for one of the most common critical facilities that should be designated as COPS per NEC 708-a 911 call center. The existing methods of reliability engineering will be used in the risk assessment.
* Robert Schuerger is the lead author on this paper
Our algorithm smashes through an expanding constellation of best practice literature released by thousands of global standard-setting every day. These organizations throw off the better part of 10,000 titles relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of education communities everywhere. Education communities are the foundation for every industry in every economic sector in every nation on earth. Many of these titles compete with proposals in the same, or in a similar domain as regulatory titles produced by incumbent verticals working the levers of government.
The complexity of the global standards system is run by incumbent verticals that have the money to master it. Labor, manufacturers, insurance and conformance organizations are the ruling oligarchy in the global standards system; the same as it is in the governments of every nation. As we explain in our ABOUT; their free run of the markets is not their fault. It is fault of the user-interest to participate in the private standards system.
“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy
is not so dangerous to the public welfare
as the apathy of a citizen in a deomcracy”
— Montesquieu, Spirit of the laws
“Administrivia” is characteristic of the standardization domain which, necessarily, requires an outsized measure of resources are devoted to due process and procedure. Private standards developers (ANSI accredited, consortia, ad hoc, and the like) compete with government agencies for hegemony over nearly every economic domain; though the National Technology Transfer & Advancement Act of 1996 (NTTAA) places limits on this. Alas, as with all legislation — particularly at the federal level — there are well-worn paths through the workarounds. The NTTAA may well be the best any nation can do to level the playing field for the user-interest.
Our daily colloquia are typically doing sessions. During these doing sessions we assume policy objectives are established (Safer-Simpler-Lower-Cost, Longer-Lasting). Because we necessarily get into the weeds we usually have to schedule a separate time slot to get the nouns and verbs in place.
We’ve been doing this since 1993 and the system works (See our ABOUT).
Tuesday | May 11 | 15:00 UTC
We will dwell on the disaster-related concepts listed below; concepts that were in play during the ICC Group A Public Hearings, ended earlier this month.
IBC § 423.5.1 | G97-21| Occupant load for storm shelters
IBC § 7188.8.131.52, et al | FS85-21 | Fire doors in storm shelters
IBC § 202, et. al | G94-21 | Expansion of storm shelter concepts to “severe windstorms”
IBC § 423.4.1 | G96-21, et. al | Critical emergency operations; schools as storm shelters; required occupancy capacity
IBC § 423.4 | G96-21| Critical emergency operations; occupant load for storm shelters
Time permitting, we will pick through action in the FMGlobal bibliography. Also, the complexities of deploying “drone” technology for public safety; covered by NFPA 2400 Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Wednesday | May 12 | 15:00 UTC
Thursday | May 13 | 15:00 UTC
Friday | May 14 | 15:00 UTC
Saturday | May 15
Sunday | May 16
BETA: SYLLABUS UPGRADE
* Many best practice titles emerge from consortia and open-source platforms; especially so in information and communications technology domains. In many economic spaces, privately-developed consensus products compete with local, state and federal legislative proposals.
We have advocated education community risk management concepts since 2007; primarily in NFPA Standard 1600 — Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs. The content of this title is close-coupled with FEMA’s National Incident Management System.
Recently the National Fire Protection Association Standards Council moved to consolidate its community risk management titles as described below.
“NFPA 1660 is in a custom cycle due to the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council. As part of the consolidation plan, NFPA 1660 (combining Standards NFPA 1600, NFPA 1616, and NFPA 1620) is open for public input with a closing date of November 13, 2020.”
Thus, NFPA 1600 is being sunsetted as a separate consensus product, its substance rolled into the new NFPA 1660. Two links below provide a sense of the back-and-forth in the technical committee meetings:
Discussion about school and university security are noteworthy.
As described on its title page, this product will be reconfigured as NFPA 1660 Standard on Community Risk Assessment, Pre-Incident Planning, Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs. The title suggests that NFPA 1660 is being developed to meet market need for conformance and teaching tools. You may track movement in the concepts in the links below; many of them administrative:
NFPA 1660 will likely require one or two more revision cycles to stabilize
Public consultation closes November 12th. You may submit public input directly to NFPA by CLICKING HERE. We will have hosted several Security colloquia ahead of this deadline during which we will drill into technical and policy specifics.
We maintain this title on our periodic Security, Disaster and Risk colloquia during which time our thoughts on the economic burden of the expanding constellation of risk management standards will be known. Thoughts that we are reluctant to write. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.
Issue: [13-58] and [18-151]
Category: Security, Risk
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Robert G. Arno, Jim Harvey, Richard Robben
Mohit Singh Panesir
Natural phenomena such as floods, storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides have affected our planet in an unpredictable way. However, these phenomena are merely classified as a hazard when they may affect people and the things they value (Cutter, 2005). The involvement of many agencies and the public is important in planning for disaster relief, in rescuing victims, and in managing the event. A lot of individuals are deprived of help due to poor coordination, late assistance and uneven distribution of food, water, medical assistance, clothes, and vehicles. The need for a proper disaster relief plan is crucial to overcome these challenges. On the other hand, identity theft is one of the most bizarre and rapidly growing crimes present in the world. Identity thieves are active more than ever as the e-commerce trading keeps on growing. Earlier the thieves used to buy pieces and parts of someone’s personal identification information but now they could have hold of everything. Similarly there has been an increase in illegal immigration, smuggling of weapons and terrorist activities noticed in last 2 decades in the United States. This study focuses on the current condition of disaster management, identity theft, border security and controlling the misuse of weapon of mass destruction. It proposes the use of advanced technological methods like Blockchain to overcome the loss of time and cost to provide a quick response to the victims and to provide secure ways to store personal identification information and better national security. The study helps to understand how better disaster management and national security can be achieved by using various use cases and implementation models. By implementing these models, the border security can be improved and proper handling of weapons of mass destruction can also take place.
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