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Mumbai attacks: One year on

Mumbai attacks: One year on

Richard Bingley looks at how counter terrorism in India has evolved since the Mumbai attacks claimed 173 lives

Using financial instruments to define risk registers

Using financial instruments to define risk registers

Risk registers are a bit like sausages. Everyone loves them, but no one wants to see them being made, says Richard Fitzhugh

  • Comment
Trouble in paradise

Trouble in paradise

Carlos Fuentes Nieto and Marta San Segundo Campo describe the emergency medical response to this summer’s car bombings in the Balearics, a region where such attacks are rarely experienced

  • Incident
Kuwait Fire Department

Kuwait Fire Department

The wedding tent fire in August 2009 was considered the worst in Kuwait’s history, with 56 people killed and 92 casualties, says the Kuwait Fire Department

  • Incident
Singapore prepared

Singapore prepared

CRJ talks to the newly appointed Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on how innovation, people, technology and the community all have a vital role to play in a prepared and resilient society

  • Interview
Russian response

Russian response

In his first interview with a Western journal, Sergey Shoygu, Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM of Russia), speaks to Lina Kolesnikova

  • Interview
Overseas assistance

Overseas assistance

The British Red Cross describes the facets of its international response operations and how it has been called upon to help in numerous high profile natural disasters in the Asia Pacific Region

  • Partner
EU FloodEx 2009 - from the FloodFighters' perspective

EU FloodEx 2009 - from the FloodFighters' perspective

The FloodFighters’ dream draws closer: better international preparation and planning, with everyone sharing highly trained resources in a pre-planned way for emergency scenarios involving governments and agencies, writes David Lane

  • Exercises
Multi-agency working: Joining the dots

Multi-agency working: Joining the dots

Partners of the Staffordshire Resilience Forum have successfully tested their new Multi Agency Mobile Command Post (MAMCP), says Andy Marshall

  • Exercises
Oceans of change

Oceans of change

Extreme weather and events have already begun to shape the world and its people, with poorer societies particularly facing a dire future. Mostafa Mohaghegh sheds light on current learning

  • Climate
Command structures in crisis response

Command structures in crisis response

Imagine a European-wide model for multi-agency command and control structures to handle major crises, one that would improve capacity to face emergency operations at national and European levels. Fabio Bisogni and Paulo Fusco outline the CEMM project

Plea for equipment

Plea for equipment

Located on the north-western corner of the South American continent is Colombia, a country whose geographic position on the ‘Pacifi c Ring of fi re’ and on the Nazca and South American tectonic plates, makes it prone to diverse disasters. Ivonne Ramos elaborates a request for international assistance

  • Focus
Disaster preparedness: A proactive approach

Disaster preparedness: A proactive approach

Disaster management expert Bijan Daftari of the Natural Disaster Research Institute of Iran, prepares us for disasters by putting forward an effective disaster preparedness programme

  • Focus
Meeting higher expectations

Meeting higher expectations

As countries around the world emerge from recession, organisations will be under increasing pressure to get the best value out of new purchases, says Mike Hall of Hughes Safety Showers

  • Partner
Safety in cyberspace

Safety in cyberspace

Mischief-makers and criminals are already seeking to exploit our dependence on cyberspace, and it is only a matter of time before terrorists follow suit, according to Raphael Perl and Nemanja Malisevic

  • Security
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