O 24th September, in the framework of a civil protection exercise we carried out an experimentation using crowdmap, google docs, gmail, latitude, livestream and wordpress.
The exercise was organized and managed by the Centro Intercomunale Colline Marittime e Bassa Val di Cecina, a civil protection structure that manage 11 municipality in the province of Pisa (Tuscany) and involved three municipalities (Orciano, Santa Luce, Castellina Marittima).
The test of the web tools has been conceived and organized and implemented by Elena Rapisardi and Antonio Campus – the person responsible of the Centro Intercomunale.
The web emergency team: Antonio Campus, Elena Rapisardi, Francesco Endrizzi – in the Operatin Room; Giancluca Catarzi – mayor of Lorenzana (Pisa -, Antonio Ficai, tested google latitude to be in contact with operating room.
In real time we followed the exercise and communicated with the population through a simple wordpress blog.
We simulated report from citizens sent through crowdmap; the operating room received the report and activated the rescue teams.
Apart from some difficulties with google docs, due to the fact that people are not accustomed with google docs use, we assessed that of the test was definitively positive.
At the end of the exercise we meet a group of volunteers to explain what we did and the results.
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