The Life Saver
The inflatable, wearable, trackable, affordable, lifebelt
- "Inland flooding is the leading weather-related cause of death in the U.S."
- In floods like the ones after Hurricane Katrina the rescuers couldn't find everyone
- People couldn't swim- People were trapped in their houses and on their roofs.
- Cell phones and land lines were not working for people to find each other
Our solution was to create inflatable lifebelt that was...
- Easy to use
Who we Shared our Solution With
- DCDS Sailing Team (Our lifebelts would be great on boats too!)
- Dr. Lynn Frikker, Doctor of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Responder during Hurricane Katrina
- Dan Hagen, Logistics Coordinator for Michigan's National Disaster Management Team and Retired Chief, Eastpointe Fire & Rescue
- "Floods-Technical Hazard Sheet-Natural Disaster Profile." World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/ems/floods/en/
- Hagen, Dan. Logistics Coordinator for Michigan's National Disaster Management Team and Retired Chief, Eastpointe Fire & Rescue. Personal Interview. 23 Oct. 2013.
- Hurricane Katrina. New York: Time Books, 2005
- "Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage, and Aftermath." Livescience. http://www.irinnews.org/report/91788/how-to-rescue-people-from-a-flood
- "Mayday Beacon Beckons Rescuers." Plastics Engineering. July, 1992. Gale Science in Context. http://ic.galegroup.com
- Palser, Barb. Hurricane Katrina. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2007
- Pietras, Jamie. Hurricane Katrina. New York: Chelsea House, 2008
- "Safety Tips-Flooding." Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. http://www.oci.ga.gov/ConsumerService/SafetyTips-Flooding.aspx
- "Search and Rescue Flood Response." Government of British Columbia, Canada. http://embc.gov.bc.ca/em/management/SAR_Flood_Pre-plan.pdf
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