Disaster Preparedness http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32169/more en Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Kit helps contain and absorb liquid spills http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/kit-helps-contain-and-absorb-liquid-spills <div class="node-body article-body">SpillTech's line of Tote Spill Kits contain sorbents and essential spill supplies. The product ensures quick spill cleanup.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/kit-helps-contain-and-absorb-liquid-spills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/kit-helps-contain-and-absorb-liquid-spills#comments Buildings & Facilities Disaster Preparedness Emergency Management Green Public Safety Public Safety Sustainability Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:15:00 +0000 74241 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A Tote Spill Kit from SpillTech. The company offers a complete line of the kits.</p> Disaster recovery: Navigating FEMA’s cumbersome financial assistance rules http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/disaster-recovery-navigating-fema-s-cumbersome-financial-assistance-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Attorney Hilary Cairnie offers his views on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s policies for reimbursement of disaster recovery costs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/disaster-recovery-navigating-fema-s-cumbersome-financial-assistance-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/disaster-recovery-navigating-fema-s-cumbersome-financial-assistance-rules#comments Contracts Disaster Preparedness Emergency Management Federal Finance Fiscal Management Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0000 72631 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hilary S. Cairnie</p> Canopies ensure safe generator operation during storms (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/canopies-ensure-safe-generator-operation-during-storms-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">GenTent Safety Canopies can ensure safe conditions during storms. They are portable, rain-tight generator tents for safe operations during severe weather conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/canopies-ensure-safe-generator-operation-during-storms-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/canopies-ensure-safe-generator-operation-during-storms-related-video#comments Disaster Preparedness Emergency Response Emergency Management Public Safety Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:19:00 +0000 70451 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A GenTent Safety Canopy</p> Preparing government facilities for hurricane season http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/preparing-government-facilities-hurricane-season <div class="node-body article-body"> ABM, a provider of facility solutions, offers some advice and information on hurricane preparedness and disaster pre-planning.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/preparing-government-facilities-hurricane-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/preparing-government-facilities-hurricane-season#comments Disaster Preparedness Emergency Management Strategic Sourcing Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:42:00 +0000 69981 at http://americancityandcounty.com Beyond Flint: Are other city water supplies in danger? http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/beyond-flint-are-other-city-water-supplies-danger <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and water infrastructure expert Marshall Davert have weighed in on the Flint water crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/beyond-flint-are-other-city-water-supplies-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/beyond-flint-are-other-city-water-supplies-danger#comments Disaster Preparedness Infrastructure Emergency Management Water & Wastewater Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:12:00 +0000 69621 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Marshall Davert</p> Versatile solar lights provide safety in an emergency (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/versatile-solar-lights-provide-safety-emergency-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">The LuminAID light is a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp. It is designed to provide comfort and safety for victims of an emergency.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/versatile-solar-lights-provide-safety-emergency-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/disaster-preparedness/versatile-solar-lights-provide-safety-emergency-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Disaster Preparedness Emergency Response Energy Efficiency Emergency Management Parks & Recreation Green Parks & Recreation Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:02:00 +0000 69211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The LuminAID line of solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamps. They pack flat and inflate to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern.</p> Massive pumps protect community on flood-prone Ohio River (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/massive-pumps-protect-community-flood-prone-ohio-river-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Pumps in flood control stations along the Ohio River have been replaced in a $20 million project. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/massive-pumps-protect-community-flood-prone-ohio-river-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/water-wastewater/massive-pumps-protect-community-flood-prone-ohio-river-related-video#comments Construction Disaster Preparedness Infrastructure Green Water & Wastewater Smart Cities Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:33:00 +0000 67781 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Newly installed Grundfos pumps at the Western Flood Pumping Station in Louisville, Ky.</p> Cooperative agreements will increase sustainability and safety-related purchasing (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreements-will-increase-sustainability-and-safety-related-purchasing-rel <div class="field-deck"> Lack of resources can cause individual agencies to come up short on sustainable buys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Hal Good tells how cooperative buys can drive the availability of all kinds of sustainable products and services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreements-will-increase-sustainability-and-safety-related-purchasing-rel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreements-will-increase-sustainability-and-safety-related-purchasing-rel#comments Disaster Preparedness Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Green Sustainability Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:12:00 +0000 67511 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A map used in Seismic Warning Systems&#39; earthquake alerting setup.</p> Crisis management: It will never happen to us http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-response/crisis-management-it-will-never-happen-us <div class="field-byline"> Susan Tellem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public relations expert Susan Tellem discusses the importance of planning in crisis management. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-response/crisis-management-it-will-never-happen-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-response/crisis-management-it-will-never-happen-us#comments Communications Disaster Preparedness Emergency Response Emergency Management Human Resources Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:39:00 +0000 65601 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Susan Tellem</p>