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The financial crisis

The financial crisis

Xavier Guilhou and Dr Patrick Lagadec discuss the recent worldwide financial turmoil and how we can prevent the next crisis from escalating

  • Comment
Channel Tunnel vision

Channel Tunnel vision

More than 700 firefighters battled in temperatures topping 1000°C to bring a fire in the Channel Tunnel under control in September. David Lane asks what measures should be brought in to avoid a fourth blaze in this vital link between England and France

  • Incident
London's response to 7/7

London's response to 7/7

David Donegan explains how De Boer’s mobile mortuary solution is so swift and efficient that the UK Home Office recommended the company to the US authorities following Hurricane Katrina

  • Partner
Kauhajoki school shooting

Kauhajoki school shooting

Pentti Partanen of the Finnish Ministry of the Interior examines the recent school shooting tragedy at Kauhajoki in Finland and discusses what can be learnt from these types of incident

  • Incident
Sunrise propane blast

Sunrise propane blast

Ten thousand residents were evacuated from their homes after a propane explosion in Toronto, writes William A Stewart, who outlines the fi refi ghting response and describes clean-up operations

  • Incident
Cyber attack resilience

Cyber attack resilience

Cyber attacks are no longer a rarity, writes Mati Raidma. However, even small scale attacks could turn out to have a major impact on a country’s national infrastructure

  • Incident
Hurricane Ike experience

Hurricane Ike experience

Jamell Robinson discusses the impact that Hurricane Ike had on the Turks and Caicos Islands earlier this year

  • Incident
Preparing for crisis: High rise drill tests response

Preparing for crisis: High rise drill tests response

The City of White Plains, New York, recently held a high-rise emergency drill with a large scale mass casualty incident scenario based around a gunman and several explosions, writes Frank G Straub

  • Exercises
A climate of change for emergency services

A climate of change for emergency services

Emergency services across Europe have yet to take the appropriate measures to ensure that they are prepared to face the effects of a climate stressed world, say Chris Abbott, Cleo Paskal and Thomas Phipps

Moving towards societal

Moving towards societal

Brett Lovegrove argues that a more co-ordinated provision of information and resources across the social spectrum will help to increase the UK’s resilience

Asteroids: A new challenge for emergency managers

Asteroids: A new challenge for emergency managers

Russell Schweickart and Paul Kovacs explain why the ability to accurately predict the impact of asteroids signals a new era for emergency managers and other stakeholders

Improving the European emergency number

Improving the European emergency number

Olivier Paul-Morandini, President and Founder of the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), discusses the importance of 112 and explains why more people need to be made aware of its existence

Emergency shoring and lifting techniques

Emergency shoring and lifting techniques

After the success of Vehicle Extrication Techniques with 15,000 copies sold in 15 languages, Holmatro introduces a new training book on emergency shoring and lifting. Brendon Morris explains

  • Partner
Pilgrims' progress: Safety in Spain

Pilgrims' progress: Safety in Spain

Each year up to a million visitors travel through austere and diffi cult terrain to worship at the Spanish village of El Rocio. How to provide emergency healthcare and safety to these pilgrims? Franciso Javier Antonio Alonso Urbita describes this huge logistical challenge

New approach for Nottingham command and control

New approach for Nottingham command and control

Much has changed for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, in the UK, since the opening of an Emergency Command Suite this year. Jonathan Lofthouse explains

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