This section encompasses innovations in emergency management, coordination, and management of natural disasters and unforeseen events. Various methods, including computer-aided dispatch, mobile care, contingency planning, and disaster relief efforts are covered. In addition, programs that harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) for better prevention, response, and recovery are covered. Effective public safety through information sharing, use of social media, agency interoperability, and mitigation initiatives are also included.
Hobbyists and universities around the U.S. have in recent weeks dusted off their 3D printers to produce additional personal protective equipment and medial gear for hospital personnel and other essential workers as COVID-19 continues to spread.