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Australia's tropical tempest

Australia's tropical tempest

Kathryn Ryan describes how the early preparation and co-ordination of all involved agencies contributed to a successful response when tropical cyclone Larry hit Australia

  • Incident
Predicting the future?

Predicting the future?

From a natural disaster to the loss of a gas compressor station or electrical substation, a new program is set to become an invaluable aid in critical infrastructure protection, counter-terrorism and emergency management, writes Mike Rothery

Crime, DVI and global policing

Crime, DVI and global policing

Charles Kim looks at Interpol’s crisis response services and resources, explaining how the world’s largest police organisation can help in the aftermath of a disaster

Improving Europe's disaster response

Improving Europe's disaster response

Guido Bertolaso􀂝 calls for an independent Civil Protection Unit that would answer directly to a European Commissioner or the President of the European Commission, describing how Italy, France, Spain and Portugal are working together to pool their strengths and resources in disaster response

  • Europe
Exercise Joint Response

Exercise Joint Response

Rod Stafford looks at how an innovative exercise scenario in London, UK, moved responders away from desktop discussion to a proactive multi-agency response

  • Partner
Earthquakes and fire

Earthquakes and fire

Adi Moncaz has researched and garnered examples of best practice on ways to plan against, prevent and fight post-quake conflagrations

Exercising for World Cup scenarios

Exercising for World Cup scenarios

A􀂐lbrecht Broemme describes exercise 'Triangle', a multi-agency, multi-site event which was designed to test emergency capabilities - and areas of known weakness - in advance of the 2006 World Cup

Turin Winter Olympics

Turin Winter Olympics

L􀂝oris Munaro describes the extensive technical rescue planning and emergency preparedness measures that were put into place ahead of the Winter Olympics that were held in Turin this April – an event that saw an influx of millions of people into a wide area characterised by steep mountains, deep valleys and, of course, winter weather

Safety at the Commonwealth Games

Safety at the Commonwealth Games

Hosting the Commonwealth Games is a huge organisational challenge, even without considering the safety and security issues of such a large event, writes Lindsay Hansch, who looks at preparations for the 18th Games, which were held in Melbourne, Australia

Working together - a civil partnership

Working together - a civil partnership

How can military units and civil first responders complement each others’ activities in times of disaster? Friedrich Brohs provides a civil perspective to joint emergency operations and suggestions as to how to overcome any mutual wariness

  • Civil-Military
An evolving role for NATO?

An evolving role for NATO?

From operations in Afghanistan to security support at the international football championships, James Pardew and 􀀊􀂆Chris Bennet examine how NATO’s focus has shifted towards civil operations and the challenges that lie ahead

  • Civil-Military
Armed forces in India

Armed forces in India

India is prone to earthquakes, droughts, floods, cyclones and storm surges. The armed forces – with their ready resources and emergency handling capabilities – often render great assistance, writes 􀀕􀂝Gopalji Malviya

  • Civil-Military
Multiagency and multinational crisis response

Multiagency and multinational crisis response

This article, written by Raj Rana, is the first in a two-part series that examines the theme of multiagency/multinational responses to disasters and armed conflicts

  • In Depth
Crisis response and climate change

Crisis response and climate change

Every year scores of people die and countless are displaced as a result of natural disasters. This has always happened but, says Dave Robinson􀂝􀂙, under some plausible climate change, these disasters will occur more often and - in some regions - may be more severe

  • In Depth
Beyond Katrina: Improving response capabilities

Beyond Katrina: Improving response capabilities

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma exposed serious weaknesses in the United States' emergency response capabilities, write Arnold Howitt and Herman 'Dutch' B Leonard in the fi rst of a two-part series examining issues that must be addressed

  • In Depth
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