All posts by Jessica Mangler

Human Comfort Issues in the Design of Emergency Operations Facilities

24/7 operations, long shifts, sedentary work-styles, inflexible workstations, glare and noisy environments are just a few of the problem-elements commonly found in many Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). As governments are placing increased awareness on the need for improving emergency response preparedness, Emergency Response leaders are seeking assistance in designing more intelligent work environments for their employees.

Ross & Baruzzini Relationships & Technology Fuel Opportunities

At Ross & Baruzzini we pride ourselves on both the relationships we build and on the engineering technology that we bring to the table. The recent ribbon cutting for the suburban St. Louis Parkway School District's grant-funded project to build a fueling station and introduce 30 buses operating on compressed natural gas (CNO) into its fleet received local television coverage. But the bigger story lie in the possibilities Parkway represents expanding America’s search for energy independence and greener fuel alternatives.

Prepare for the Expected: Improving Emergency Preparedness

It’s a fair assumption that the United States will again see powerful storms in 2014 which means there needs to be a renewed emphasis on improving emergency operations facilities and updating regional emergency preparedness plans so that our communities are better prepared for the next disaster. Here is a list of the top 10 ways to improve emergency preparedness.