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Crisis response and critical austerity

Crisis response and critical austerity

Allowing services, agencies and organisations to make savings cuts in isolation will leave us exposed and vulnerable when it comes to responding to future crises, argues Robert McAlister, who says that a holistic approach must be espoused

  • Comment
Joining up the dots in the criminal justice system

Joining up the dots in the criminal justice system

Emily Hough speaks to Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis about bringing disjointed services together, cutting through bureaucracy and how austerity can force positive re-examination of systems

  • Interview
  • Security
Crisis communications in action

Crisis communications in action

Emily Hough speaks to Marc Lerchs, who discusses the challenges of organising media and other communications during the recent Battle of Waterloo commemorations in Belgium

  • Interview
Building humanitarian solidarity with the EU

Building humanitarian solidarity with the EU

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, speaks to Emily Hough, telling her about his first impressions after nearly a year in this role

  • Interview
Staying safe in hostile environments

Staying safe in hostile environments

Battleface outlines what measures people should take when preparing to travel to volatile, dangerous or conflict ridden areas, as well as what to do if they get into trouble

  • Personnel protection
  • Risk
  • Security
Personnel safety in the Arctic

Personnel safety in the Arctic

As large passenger vessels continue to operate more frequently and further north in the Arctic, the prospect of having to conduct mass rescue operations with limited search and rescue resources increases, says Callum Kelly

  • Environment
Mudflow disasters in Georgia

Mudflow disasters in Georgia

The rugged Devdoraki region in Georgia is prone to devastating mudflows caused by its many glaciers and topographical features. Here, the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia outlines its disaster prevention measures

  • Incident
Heat wave lessons in India

Heat wave lessons in India

Following the heat-related deaths of more than 2,500 people in India this summer, Satish Kumar Dogra calls for heat waves to be classified as ‘natural calamities’, to improve national response to such events

  • Incident
Heat wave in Karachi

Heat wave in Karachi

A weeklong heat wave in June this year struck the province of Sindh in Pakistan with ferocity, reports Luavut Zahid, who questions whether the city is ready for another such event

  • Incident
Emergency camp management

Emergency camp management

The first ever EU exercise to look at establishing emergency refugee camps for people displaced by disasters or other events was recently held in the Republic of Macedonia, writes Vlatko Jovanovski

  • Exercises
Cross-border co-operation

Cross-border co-operation

Christo Motz, who consulted to an EU programme on strengthening cross-border and inter-sector operability, reports his first impressions of a recent exercise on the Hungarian-Romanian border

  • Exercises
Terrorist attacks in June

Terrorist attacks in June

June 26, 2015 was termed ‘Black’ or ‘Bloody’ Friday in the media after more than 60 people were killed across three continents in separate attacks in Tunisia, France, Syria, Somalia and Kuwait, reports Lina Kolesnikova

  • Security
  • Terrorism
British Red Cross response

British Red Cross response

British Red Cross volunteers were among those first on the ground supporting people through the tragic events at Tunisia’s beach resort of Porte El Kantaoui, reports CRJ

  • Security
  • Terrorism
Live counter-terror operation in London

Live counter-terror operation in London

Brian Dillon, Deputy Exercise Director, Metropolitan Police Service, describes how he and his team put together the largest live play counterterror operation that London has ever seen

  • Command / Control
  • Exercises
  • Security
  • Terrorism
  • UK
Testing brigade procedures

Testing brigade procedures

Exercise Strong Tower provided London Fire Brigade with the perfect opportunity to test command and control, control room response and exclusion zone management, as well as other areas, says Allen Perez

  • Security
  • Terrorism
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