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The ethics of AI command

The ethics of AI command

Today, algorithms are used to make financial decisions, smart policing, and medical diagnosis and treatment decisions. Eric J Russell examines the implications of humans taking orders from machines within the emergency services

  • Command / Control
Response to fatal Italian avalanche

Response to fatal Italian avalanche

Extremely heavy snowfall, coupled with four intense earthquakes in a mountainous area of central Italy, led to a fatal avalanche that engulfed a hotel, writes Luigi D’Angelo, as he describes search and rescue efforts

  • Case Study
  • Italy
  • Logistics
High-rise tragedy in Iran

High-rise tragedy in Iran

As a firefighter, there are few things worse and more moving than losing your fellow firefighters and colleagues while battling a blaze and rescuing people on the fireground, writes Navid Bayat

  • Fire
  • Iran
Ensuring preparedness

Ensuring preparedness

Roger Gomm provides an overview of the terrorist attack in Westminster, London, outlining the importance of communities working together to protect the capital and to ensure preparedness

  • Preparedness
  • Terrorism
Warning and informing: Tweeting pressures

Warning and informing: Tweeting pressures

Terrorist incidents and hostile events are accompanied by a unique set of pressures and variables. Media departments should be regarded as an indispensable part of the authorities’ response strategy to such incidents and similar events, says Brian Dillon

  • Communications
Stepping up online crisis response

Stepping up online crisis response

Tim Lloyd says that, although some frontline emergency services have made great strides to harness the world of digital communication, a wide gap in preparedness for crisis communications still exists across a wide cross-section of government departments and agencies

  • Communications
  • Leadership
Mine clearance in Iraq

Mine clearance in Iraq

Nigel Ellway from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons, UK, provides CRJ with some observations from a recent visit around Mosul, Northern Iraq

  • Reconstruction
  • Recovery
  • War & Conflict
Psychosocial preparedness: Soft skills in disasters

Psychosocial preparedness: Soft skills in disasters

Belinda Ekornås and Nils Petter Reinholdt describe the features of their work in psychosocial preparedness, including a new learning portal and lessons learnt from the interdisciplinary collaboration involved

  • EMS
  • Health
  • Hospitals
Evolutions in terrorism: A tactical medic’s perspective

Evolutions in terrorism: A tactical medic’s perspective

Emily Hough speaks to DrMatthieu Langlois, a medic with France’s elite national counter-terrorist tactical unit, about his recently published book that traces the 2015 terrorist events in Paris

  • Response
  • Terrorism
Virtual reality for first responders

Virtual reality for first responders

Laurence Marzell presents an immersive virtual and mixed reality platform that trains personnel to respond to physical threats and cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and crowded places

  • Technology
  • Terrorism
  • Training
Gamifying cybersecurity training

Gamifying cybersecurity training

Training police officers how to handle digital devices when dealing with cybercrime is crucial, but can be time consuming and expensive. Here, the developers of a prototype that aims to transform training in this area by harnessing serious games technology, outline a possible solution

  • Cyber Security
  • Technology
  • Training
CBRN strategy in Austria

CBRN strategy in Austria

In these times of heightened security tensions, especially in Europe, planning to manage the consequences of a CBRN incident has become ever more vital, explains Christian Resch

  • CBRN
  • Exercises
The consequences of piracy

The consequences of piracy

Piracy, which decreased significantly around 2012, has once again been making the news this year, says Christoph Schroth. What are the wider consequences of piracy and what is being done on an international level to protect this important transportation sector?

  • Civil-Military
  • Coast Guard
  • Marine
Climate change and security

Climate change and security

Caitlin E Werrell and Francesco Femia highlight just how seriously the threat that climate change poses to national security communities is being taken, given that it acts as a threat multiplier within the geostrategic environment

  • Climate
The risk landscape for 2017

The risk landscape for 2017

Roger Gomm discusses the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report’ for 2017, which focuses attention on the evolution of global risks and the deep interconnections between them, finding that environment-related risks figure highly on the risk landscape

  • Risk
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