June 20, 2017
2:30PM - 4:30PM EST
Responding to Modern Emergencies
The challenges our first responders face in an emergency are daunting--and the landscape is rapidly changing. Decades of increased urban density, mobility, and technology are all fundamentally changing disaster response. Pair this with external factors like climate change, as well as political and cultural factors like increasing gun violence and threats of terrorism, and you have a profession that looks entirely different than it did just a decade ago. In New Orleans, we explored the people, policies, tools, and technology that are fundamentally changing how our nation responds to disasters--and what they see happening next.