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Need intersection: System map

The solution would have to satisfy all these stakeholders to be truly innovative. At the intersection of the 5 spheres in the system map, lay the ideal ERV (emergency response vehicle). Step 1: Blue post-its represent insights. All the insights are written on blue post-its. We put them on top a board with the ones […]

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Red Cross love

After our first few interactions with ARC, some members in our group were cynical about the motives of ARC. Their argument was that anyone that signed up as a volunteer, had to have personal gain in mind (by way of ‘feeling good about themselves). Almost a kind of ‘disaster’ porn. Some others feel uncomfortable even […]

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Positioning the Red Cross

Their mission is to: Prepare, Prevent and Respond to emergencies. The police, the fire depart etc are the first responders to a disaster. Once they have cleared the area of further danger, they give the ‘ go ahead’ to American RedCross. This step is crucial as the America red cross is comprised 98% of civilian […]

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What is an ERV?

The ARC (American Red Cross) use the ERV (emergency response vehicle) to get resources to the site of the disaster. The ARC volunteers provide blankets, teddy bears, food and drink and in return get a sense of the real needs of the individuals and about there are others with needs that aren’t obvious to them. […]

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