How ORISE is Making a Difference
Training and Technology Support
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) prepares emergency personnel to respond to natural disasters or acts of terrorism through training and technology tools that aid in providing a coordinated relief effort.
A fundamental part of preparing an organized response is ensuring that all emergency personnel effectively communicate and participate in information sharing. Because technology is the foundation of a successful response effort, ORISE develops innovative response tools to support a variety of government preparedness exercises and readiness programs.
Learn more about how ORISE is making a difference in the area of training and technology support through the project examples listed below.
The ARMS system provides readiness information on DOE's personnel and equipment, including depth of personnel available, their training, their inventory of equipment and the condition of their equipment.
ORISE supported a full-scale training event throughout the greater Chicago area to enhance search capabilities for locating threatening radiological material in an urban environment.
ORISE developed an Exercise Trending Tool to help improve training and exercise effectiveness for CSEPP’s seven sites, allowing critical information to be shared between community response partners.
ORISE developed Exercise Builder—a self-paced, computer-based tool—to assist with the design, development and evaluation of an emergency exercise.
U.S. Department of Energy and ORISE emergency management personnel traveled to the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to assist incident management teams with response planning.
RAMS is the hub of the Paperless Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (pFRMAC) that provides data analysis for emergency operations.
In support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), ORISE developed Exercise Builder Hospital to standardize the development of the VA's exercise program throughout its medical facilities.
ORISE developed and deployed the WeB-MEDIS patient tracking system to provide emergency responders and hospitals with a highly portable system for inputting, sharing and tracking patient data from the field.