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Linking resilience, heritage and environment

Linking resilience, heritage and environment

At the UNISDR Global Platform in Geneva, Yasmeen Lari emphasised the fundamental symbiosis between disaster risk reduction, Pakistan’s heritage sites and poverty, saying that to address one of these elements without the other is a path to failure

  • Comment
Natural and man-made threats in Rotterdam

Natural and man-made threats in Rotterdam

Christo Motz speaks to Sjaak Seen, who is overseeing the merger of two regions’ Emergency Dispatch Centres as part of a national project in the Netherlands

  • Resilience
Preparing Nigeria for floods

Preparing Nigeria for floods

At the end of August a team of EU civil protection experts in flood management returned to Europe from Nigeria. Giovanni De Siervo talks about improving the country’s flood preparedness ahead of new heavy seasonal rains

  • Europe
Press conference confidence

Press conference confidence

Resuming her series on the media, Anna Averkiou explains why and how traditional news conferences can still be one of the most effective channels in a crisis

  • In Depth
Public order policing

Public order policing

Roger Gomm explores the complexities of policing protest and public disorder in the UK, outlining how businesses should prepare for all eventualities in order to protect their staff, property and reputations from damage

  • Security
Resilient leadership and team skills

Resilient leadership and team skills

What allows one leader to trudge through the mire in a tough time or crisis and come out the other side with a team and company intact? Regina Phelps identifi es the skills that are critical to this ability

  • Resilience
Search and Rescue review

Search and Rescue review

Alan Warnes presents highlights of the Search and Rescue Conference held in Brighton, UK, earlier this year, including details on how and why the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency is outsourcing its search and rescue work

  • Events
Tea and medals anyone?

Tea and medals anyone?

Andy Marshall and Erie Braakhekke look at a course that introduces the rationale behind exercise evaluation and the value that it can add, as well as highlighting a consistent, structured model for evaluators

  • Exercises
Testing tactics and strategy

Testing tactics and strategy

In June 2013, 1,000 staff from 39 responder organisations from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands region of the UK, took part in a major live multi-agency exercise, writes Andy Marshall

  • Exercises
The Chinese emergency management system (Part II)

The Chinese emergency management system (Part II)

In the second article looking at the Emergency Management System in China, Kaibin Zhong and Xiaoli Lu examine the roles of the various bodies and organisations within this newly-established structure

  • In Depth
The safety curse

The safety curse

Friedrich Brohs provides a personal – and possibly controversial – perspective on why he thinks life is becoming increasingly unsafe for first responders. And the reasons might surprise you

  • Comment
Training for hostile environments

Training for hostile environments

How can you prepare to work in a hostile location and return intact? What survival skills are required to operate in terrorist hotspots? How would you cope if kidnapped? Tom Kinderman looks at how hostile environment awareness training can help

  • Security
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