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Crisis Response Journal edition 12:2 - Published December 2016

Crisis Response Journal edition 12:2 - Published December 2016

The next issue of CRJ is published in mid-December. To get the latest in news, thought leadership, research and case studies across the whole gamut of crisis and emergency preparedness, resilience, prevention and response, subscribe now

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria SNAPP to attention

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria SNAPP to attention

Even if microbial resistance prevention fails, SNAPPs, or Structurally Nanoengineered Antimicrobial Peptide Polymers, could be a safe and effective alternative treatment for antibiotic resistant infections, say CRJ’s bloggers

Defend, deter and develop: UK's national cyber security strategy

Defend, deter and develop: UK's national cyber security strategy

The UK Government has published the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, which sets out the government's plan to make Britain secure and resilient in cyberspace, writes Roger Gomm

Airport security & crisis management summit, Brussels

Airport security & crisis management summit, Brussels

Lina Kolesnikova writes that it was symbolic that this event took place in Brussels and was hosted by Brussels airport: November 22 marked the eight-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Zaventem Airport

SAR Blog: Look for the robots, they're coming to the rescue

SAR Blog: Look for the robots, they're coming to the rescue

It is entirely possible that in the near future you could be rescued by a robot or at the very least it will assist in locating you. The potential application for robot assisted search and rescue seems unlimited, says Martin Boyle

Searching for ground truth

Searching for ground truth

Brian Dillon says that crises present a growing theme of either information vacuum or a surplus of data that render clarity impossible. To find the ground truth, one has to go outside of one's personal or organisational comfort zone

Visualising the effects of traumatic brain injury in living brains

Visualising the effects of traumatic brain injury in living brains

It is important to consider the long-term effects of mild to severe traumatic brain injury on persons in disaster and combat situations, as they can be life altering, yet diagnosis can be difficult. New imaging techniques might be changing this

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

The Mission Request Vade Mecum has been developed to help emergency frontline personnel to safely deal with helicopters at an incident, including police officers, firefighters, ambulances, and all other personnel who may be involved

Cold weather planning

Cold weather planning

Public Health England has recently published a Cold Weather Plan, giving advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England, writes Roger Gomm

ICRC launches video on the human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions

ICRC launches video on the human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched an ad-style video that illustrates the terrifying human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions and aims to raise awareness of international humanitarian law

Urban fire conference in Iran

Urban fire conference in Iran

National and international fire experts are invited to attend this conference, which will explore all aspects of urban firefighting and fire safety

Asia – Europa meeting (ASEM) on disaster risk reduction

Asia – Europa meeting (ASEM) on disaster risk reduction

A high level meeting on disaster risk reduction and management, with a specific focus on innovation and technology, was held in Danang, Vietnam, writes Ørjan Karlsson

Introducing the CRJ Search & Rescue blog

Introducing the CRJ Search & Rescue blog

This new series will take a critical look at some of the innovative developments and new technology in the SAR sphere, explore trends and case studies, review events, and report on burning issues, says the blog’s Editor, Martin Boyle

Photo essay: Training Nepalese monks and nuns in community emergency response

Photo essay: Training Nepalese monks and nuns in community emergency response

Dr Behrouz Moghadasi presents some images of the Khoryug Nepal Project which trained 40 individuals from eight monasteries in Nepal in CERT

Communicating to staff and customers during a major incident

Communicating to staff and customers during a major incident

Chris Phillips says that although the business community can do little about the threat of terrorism, it has a duty of care to look after its staff and customers should a major event occur

Land Rover and Red Cross partnership announces new project to tackle natural disasters in Mexico

Land Rover and Red Cross partnership announces new project to tackle natural disasters in Mexico

The Red Cross is announcing a new project supported by Land Rover, which will be run by the Mexican Red Cross and will strengthen disaster preparedness for communities in the mountainous area of Chiapas, Mexico

Helping bystanders to respond in medical emergencies

Helping bystanders to respond in medical emergencies

Modern technology affords the medical community the opportunity to create effective, real-time training systems that vastly improve the ability of a willing, but untrained bystander to intervene when minutes or seconds count

How your voice is transforming virtual medicine

How your voice is transforming virtual medicine

Voice-based tools are changing virtual patient care through the unique data and patient accessibility they provide, and are allowing medical care providers to improve diagnosis of medical conditions over the phone