emergency and crisis - protezione civile

Emergency & Crisis

Civil Defence

PLANNING AND ORGANISATIONAL MODELS

Advanced tools are needed for managing large-scale emergencies to coordinate all the phases of executing and resolving crises. Detailed planning is also needed to protect citizens and property, and to maximise the collaboration of the parties involved. Beta 80 supports Civil Defence both locally and nationwide in integrating and optimising the processes through the dedicated emma platform.

½TACKLE LARGE-SCALE EMERGENCIES

½Get immediate information on the characteristics of the territory and on the interventions to be carried out. Always have a clear and updated picture of the situation to reduce the risks and improve the efficiency of the interventions. emma – Emergency Management lets Civil Defence both handle ongoing routine emergencies like forest fires or snowfalls (in which the intervention agencies have direct management) and tackle large-scale emergencies in which management is collaboration-based since it requires the cooperation between multiple agencies.

½emma: FROM PLANNING TO RESOLUTION

½emma emma is a modular solution that covers the entire emergency management process in both the Planning phase, where the emergency plans are drawn up with the actions to be taken in the field specified, and the Surmounting phase, where vehicles and resources are sent, and the progress of the activity connected with the specific event is monitored, and where what is happening is reported to management.

 

By integrating these two phases, emma particularly lets you:

  • Properly manage the information in a collaborative perspective.
  • Get immediate information on the characteristics of the territory and on the interventions to be carried out.
  • Know not only what you have to do with respect to an occurrence, but also who is doing what.
  • Always have a clear and updated picture of the situation in order to reduce the risks and improve the efficiency of the interventions.
  • Benefit from quicker and more effective management of the intervention operations.

FOCUS ON

EMERGENCY PLANS
Share the planning. Increase intervention efficiency.

½emma lets the administrative units share their emergency plans with all players involved. Each administrative unit can make their emergency plan available, both the documentary and the geographic localisation portions, by operating directly from the application. The plan is set up in a general part, geographical in nature, in which risk areas, strengths and weaknesses of the territory can be identified, and in a part tied to the lines of planning and intervention model.

ONGOING EVENT MANAGEMENT
Record the activities. Select the right resources. Send the most appropriate vehicles.

½emma lets you manage ongoing events requiring that intervention vehicles be sent. emma can be used to manage typical situations such as snowfalls or forest fires, and also to manage situations that cannot be planned or that are irregular (earthquakes or volcanic eruptions). The system lets you receive reports of possible adverse events and offers advanced tools to record the activities tied to the event. It also lets you monitor the interventions, single out the most appropriate vehicle based on the characteristics of the event, the vehicles available and the distance from the event.
 
 

EARLY WARNING
Warn promptly. Prevent and reduce risks.

½The early warning The early warning process is made up of complex systems of technologies traditionally consisting of sensors and event receivers that warn the authorities and population sooner in advance. The panorama of early warning systems is rapidly evolving because of two factors. The first is the development of IoT, which is introducing sensor systems with a cost much lower than in the past. The second is use of the social media, so that the citizens are turned into virtual sensors so as to establish two-way communication with them. Beta 80 is introducing both elements. It is developing technological solutions relating to IoT and to use of the social media in order to optimise communication pertaining to dangerous situations.