2nd Annual DMI Workshop-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

2nd Annual DMI Workshop-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Joint CMU-SV DMI/California MCC Rally

DMI/MCC Rally: EmComm - Mobile Communications for Public Safety: Policy, Technology & Practice

NASA Research Park, May 22-23, 2011 (Sunday & Monday)

In practice with the DMI spirit of moving from talk to action, we were delighted to coordinate our workshop with the 2011 California Mobile Command Center (MCC) Rally sponsored by the California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) and the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).

This unique action-packed 2-day event, disaster communications was explored through testing interoperability with some 30 mobile emergency communications vehicles, hands-on experiments and demonstrations, and panels discussing what works and doesn't in disasters.

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Event Wrap-Up

More videos and presentations to come, stay tuned.

Event Photos

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Program Highlights

Learning - keynotes, panels, discussions

"Public/Private Partnerships - What's in it for me?" - Michael Cummings, FEMA Region 9 Private Sector Liaison
"Burning Man: Temporary IT and Communications" - Joseph Pred, Communications Coordinator for Burning Man
"National Guard's Role in Emergencies" - Major General Scott Johnson, Commander - 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard

Participation - classes, exercises, demos

"PlugFest" - Disaster Communication Exercise - Cal EMA and Santa Clara County OES
Red Cross Communication - Planning and Practice - American Red Cross
Amateur Radio: Digital and Packet Radio Talk and Workshop -“ DMI

Attendees came from across sectors ranging from FEMA to Burning Man, non-profits to volunteers and academia to private corporations.