09/11/2007 - Video-game technology being adapted to help train first responders. One of the latest examples is Hazmat: Hotzone, a program being developed by the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Fire Department of New York to train first responders to deal with hazardous materials. @ If you wish to participate in the beta testing, sign up on the Hazmat: Hotzone mailing list and express your interest. A link on SM Online takes you to the sign-up page.
08/20/2007 - How the U.S. hopes to protect critical infrastructure and key resources through public-private partnerships is in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and seven unclassified sector-specific plans.
08/16/2007 - Government and private institutions will find this a valuable tool to help them plan for those situations in which evacuation is impossible or ill-advised. If the purchase price for the video is too high, it is worth renting.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management