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FEMA Seeks Volunteers for NDMN Stress Test

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

In order to see how much activity the National Donations Management Network (NDMN) can handle over a short period of time in the event of an actual Catastrophic Incident, FEMA is conducting a stress test on March 31, 2011. The organization is seeking volunteers to make an offering on the website within a 30-minute window from 2:00 – 2:30 EDT that day. Click here to register for this event.

Categories: Disaster Exercises

Exercise in disaster response using Crowdsourcing and Social Media

March 25, 2011 1 comment

ALAN encourages participation in this month’s Exercise 24 Europe (X24 EUR) a virtual disaster relief exercise scheduled for 29 March to 1 April. X24 EUR will demonstrate uses of social media, crowdsourcing, and collaboration tools in an innovative cloud computing environment. The scenario is a complex simulated seismic event that generates a tsunami in the Adriatic with corresponding damage to to essential resources and critical infrastructure in the Balkans. This represents a opportunity to participate in an exercise that will bring together the NGO, government, academic and business communities to cope with a large scale natural disaster situation. The National Defense University’s TIDES program will be participating. Should you wish to participate follow the above link for additional information and registration information.

Categories: Disaster Exercises