Emergency Response Architecture: Upgrading the National Guard Response Infrastructure
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Military conflict and natural disasters are sometimes unavoidable leading to human casualties and damage to building infrastructure. Military conflicts are human nature, they are a part of our history and will continue to happen in our future. Natural disasters destroy lives and homes across the world and have been increasingly more common due to climate change. We are often out of control when these tragedies strike leading us to panic in need of emergency response. Our emergency response is one of the only things we can control during military conflict and natural disasters. When we respond we attempt to save lives and preserve the damage done. Our response to these events should be fast, safe, and effective. We must be able to innovate using the best building technologies available to support our emergency response, because our response is what saves lives. The current architecture of our emergency responses is usually made up of tents, mobile trailers, and Conex box like shacks. These buildings get the job done and have proven to be successful. But a lot of the response infrastructure we use today was designed using building technologies from the 1950s or earlier. Of we want to have the fastest, safest, and most effective response, a look into new building technologies will help. What this thesis aims to answer is how we can innovate deployable units and incorporate new technologies for military and natural disaster response. The current response system isn't broken, but can be updated to new building technologies to ensure we have the fastest, safest, and most effective response to emergencies. By providing this we can ensure lives are saved from military conflict, natural disasters and whatever else threatens humanity.