As noted previously on this blog, a little over a month ago FEMA launched The FEMA Think Tank as a website where individuals can offer, "ideas for strengthening the emergency management field and improving the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters." Others can then review these posts and vote concerning respective value. The FEMA Think Tank is located here: http://fema.ideascale.com/.
Last week on The Think Tank, a post was offered by this author entitled, “U.S. National Grid as the Response Language of Location”. It can be found on the first page of suggestions. It is currently rated number 3 out of 115+ suggestions for improvement.
Comment: In an effort to help raise awareness about the lack of a nationally consistent standard for communicating location in the Emergency Services Sector, a "get out the vote" campaign for this post is underway. Consequently, as a reader of this blog, your assistance is being requested:
- Please proceed to The FEMA Think Tank, review the post, and then give it your thoughtful consideration. To do that, go here: http://fema.ideascale.com/a/dtd/U.S.-National-Grid-as-the-Response-Language-of-Location/320144-14692
- If you are in agreement with the post and are willing to vote for it, please create a user profile by clicking “Register” in the top right corner of the web page. Registration is VERY quick and easy.
- Then return to the post and vote for it by clicking on the associated “Thumbs-up, I agree”.