Tag Archives: Wildfires

Wildfires: Data access in times of disaster

To help those responding to disasters like the wildfires ravaging California every year, authorities have created the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). PULSE is a web application connecting HIE organisations and other data sources in order to be used during disaster scenarios and enable volunteers to help those being evacuated. It was originally… Read More »

California wildfires: The best smoke masks that protect against poor air quality

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Toby Lewsadder stepped outside an Ace Hardware store wearing a simple one-strap dust mask. He knew it wasn’t the right defense against the wildfire smoke lingering in the air, but it was all he could find. The local hardware stores he checked Tuesday didn’t have the more substantial… Read More »

Here Are the Celebrity Homes Affected by the Massive California Wildfires

The sprawling California wildfire, now being dubbed ‘the Woolsey fire,’ has reached Malibu, Calabasas, and Agoura, and forced many to evacuate the area. Here are the celebrity homes and famous residences that have been affected by the fire so far: The Bachelor Mansion Entertainment Tonight reports that the mansion used to film the TV series… Read More »