Day 3-5: Empowering Preparedness: Watch Duty App— Revolutionizing Civilian Engagement in Disaster | John Mills & Heather Milton

Transforming civilian engagement in disaster management through technology is a crucial and timely initiative. Harnessing the capabilities of modern technology allows communities to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This evolution in engagement empowers individuals to be more informed, connected, and resilient in the face of unexpected challenges, ultimately saving lives and resources.

In this exchange, John Mills, the Co-Founder and CEO of Watch Duty and Heather Milton, a Geospatial & Data Analysis Manager at FEMA explore the vital role technology, nonprofits, and empowered local communities can play in building resilience and facilitating faster disaster response. John also talks about developing Watch Duty, an app providing real-time emergency alerts by monitoring communications and disseminating warnings faster than traditional systems.