Push for Mobile Hospitals in Italy

September 2, 2016  
Filed under Emergency Response, Hospitals

Erica Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., Degenkolb Engineers The Amatrice Earthquake highlighted the need for mobile hospitals after an earthquake. The Amatrice Earthquake severely damaged the local hospital causing emergency vehicles to reroute to neighboring towns. The photo below shows the state of the hosptial...


Hospital and School Damage

Erica C. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., Degenkolb Engineers Media coverage has reported damage to the hospital in Amatrice due to the earthquake. The NY Times reported that that the hospital had to be evacuated; however, patients were not injured. The elementary school in Amatrice was also damaged during the...


Erica Fischer posting about hospitals and schools

August 29, 2016  
Filed under Hospitals

Erica C. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., Degenkolb Engineers Erica Fischer will be curating the topic about damage of hospitals and schools within the Norcia region of Italy. Erica is a Design Engineer at Degenkolb Engineers in Seattle, WA. She is also the head of the Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT)...