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Joint Police and Fire posts created in Devon

Joint Police and Fire posts created in Devon

An innovative Police/Fire approach is being adopted in Devon, UK, say Lee Howell, Chief Fire Officer of Devon and Somerset and Member of CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel, and Shaun Sawyer, Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall, UK.

Resilient 2050: The societal challenge

Resilient 2050: The societal challenge

In late 2015, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) ran a resilience essay competition on the theme of Resilience 2050: A blueprint for the future.

Italian research reveals new disaster response opportunities provided by a military-designed anti shock drug

Italian research reveals new disaster response opportunities provided by a military-designed anti shock drug

Francesco Frezzetti describes how the anti-shock drug was recently applied during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and outlines further potential scenarios for life-saving measures in emergencies

New CRJ Advisory Panel Member is expert hostage negotiator

New CRJ Advisory Panel Member is expert hostage negotiator

Chief Inspector Andrew B Brown has served in Police Scotland for over 29 years and is currently the Head of Leadership Development Delivery for Police Scotland.

When used responsibly, drones provide safety measures for all

When used responsibly, drones provide safety measures for all

While some tech-lovers applaud everyday drone usage for private or business applications, others believe their use should be reserved for military purposes. The authors of this blog disagree, saying that drones are a vital tool for improving safety

R&D: Speeding up underwater comms

R&D: Speeding up underwater comms

The speed of today’s underwater communication networks is still comparable to sluggish dial-up modems from the 1990s and this shortcoming hampers search and rescue operations, tsunami detection and other work

UNISDR Science and Technology Conference underway

UNISDR Science and Technology Conference underway

Crisis Response Journal – represented by Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova – is taking part in the UNISDR Science and Technology conference in Geneva as a working group member

Pakistan: River Indus delta women's saga

Pakistan: River Indus delta women's saga

Sea level rise is destroying Pakistan's River Indus delta and water scarcity is a major issue. The deltaic communities, especially women, are the worst affected in the prevailing scenario, writes Amir Guriro

Jakarta bombing teaches us the importance of crisis communication in a digital age

Jakarta bombing teaches us the importance of crisis communication in a digital age

Risk Frontiers’ PhD Student, Avianto Amri, is from Jakarta and was there last week doing fieldwork when the terror struck. Here, he recounts his experiences and shares some of his thoughts on the event

What would you say if you only had three minutes?

What would you say if you only had three minutes?

If you had been separated from your family or loved ones and could phone just one person – and for only three minutes – who would you call? What would you say?

Pakistan: Bomb and gun assault on university ended

Pakistan: Bomb and gun assault on university ended

Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 50 injured

New head for UN Disaster Risk Reduction

New head for UN Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr Robert Glasser, an experienced leader and thinker on development issues, took up his new role in early January as head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Telesurgery: Danger of hacking

Telesurgery: Danger of hacking

While telerobots have incredible potential to perform life-saving surgery in areas that lack trained surgeons, issues with cybersecurity can put the operation – and therefore lives – at risk

CRJ 11:2 December 2015 - out now

CRJ 11:2 December 2015 - out now

The next issue of the Crisis Response Journal is published on December 23: Here's a look at what's coming up

A 'black box' for monitoring explosions and gunshots

A 'black box' for monitoring explosions and gunshots

The e3e monitor is a device that records the sounds of explosions and other noises within a radius of two to three kilometres. This recording can provide evidence of when and where explosions or gunshots occur, and in what sequence they happened

WEF meeting 2016: Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

WEF meeting 2016: Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The acute challenges of geo-economics, global security, public health, education, gender parity and climate change – will be discussed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters this January

Organisational resilience: Protecting your people and business from fire

Organisational resilience: Protecting your people and business from fire

Gary Villeneuve, Director of Education at DRI International, outlines how an all-hazards approach is crucial for protecting an organisation and the people that make it valuable

Factoring social media into crisis planning and exercising

Factoring social media into crisis planning and exercising

When you are planning for how you're going to cope with an emergency, or when you're in any kind of exercise scenario, you're not simulating reality if you're not factoring in social media, says Lorraine Homer