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Fatal fireworks blaze - awaiting inquiry

Fatal fireworks blaze - awaiting inquiry

Chief Henrik B Hansen reports on last November's fireworks factory explosion in Denmark, which killed a firefighter, injured several others, destroyed appliances and equipment and razed several factories and houses to the ground

  • Denmark
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Fireworks
  • Incident
  • Industrial
Post quake rescues in Japan

Post quake rescues in Japan

In 2004, Japan experienced frequent typhoons, heavy rains and mudflows. Added to this, October saw a devastating earthquake hit the country, writes Yoshihiko Ishikawa

  • Earthquake
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Incident
  • Japan
  • Multi-agency
  • Natural Crisis
  • Search & Rescue
  • USAR
  • Weather
Building collapse kills rescue workers

Building collapse kills rescue workers

Government and local authorities are attempting to tackle the potential safety nightmare posed by thousands of illegally modified buildings in Thailand after a fire caused a building collapse in Bangkok, killing a firefighter and three rescue workers, writes Tony Oliver

  • Building collapse
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Incident
  • Personnel protection
  • Safety
  • Thailand
Madrid terror attacks

Madrid terror attacks

Joaquin Saez Murcia describes the March 11, 2004, terrorist bombings on Madrid from the emergency services’ perspective and outlines the lessons learned, emphasising that those who took part in the rescue operations have been marked forever

  • Analysis
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Incident
  • Multi-agency
  • Spain
  • Transport
  • Tsunami
Underground cable duct incident

Underground cable duct incident

A recent underground cable duct blaze at a cement factory led to a demanding incident for Tanzanian firefighters last November, writes Richard Baker of Knight Support

  • Fire
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Incident
  • Industrial
  • Tanzania
Asian tsunami

Asian tsunami

S K Dogra, Director of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, introduces this special section looking at the impact of the Asian tsunami, as experienced by those who actually responded to the event

  • Analysis
  • Civil-Military
  • Incident
  • India
  • Natural Crisis
  • Search & Rescue
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tsunami
The international aid perspective

The international aid perspective

Editorial Advisory Panel member Toni Frisch was overall co-ordinator of the Swiss Government’s aid response to the Asian tsunami. In an interview with Emily Hough, he presents his observations on the international response, and identifies lessons learned

  • Aid
  • Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Capacity building
  • Incident
  • India
  • Reconstruction
  • Recovery
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tsunami
Emergency rescue response in Thailand

Emergency rescue response in Thailand

Thailand’s response to the tsunami attracted both praise and criticism and its government has been frank about what parts worked and what areas need to be improved upon, writes Laura Wilshaw, who talks to those involved in the rescue and relief efforts.

  • Aid
  • Analysis
  • Incident
  • India
  • Natural Crisis
  • NGOs
  • Recovery
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tsunami
Crisis management co-ordination

Crisis management co-ordination

R Santhanam, who acts as State Relief Commissioner for Tamil Nadu in times of disaster, outlines governmental rescue and relief operations, saying that the tsunami has shown more needs to be done to promote preparedness

  • Analysis
  • Capacity building
  • India
  • Mass Facilities
  • Natural Crisis
  • NGOs
  • Preparedness
  • Search & Rescue
  • Tsunami
Military rescue across the region

Military rescue across the region

During the recent tsunami, the Army, Coast Guards and the Navy were directly involved in rescue and relief. Commodore Thayi Hari the most senior naval officer in Chennai, describes the Navy’s role in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Maldives and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Aid
  • Civil-Military
  • Humanitarian
  • India
  • Natural Crisis
  • Search & Rescue
  • Thailand
  • Tsunami
Relief to rehabilitation - capacity building

Relief to rehabilitation - capacity building

Mr Thiruppugazh, who played a key-role in the reconstruction, rehabilitation and longterm disaster management capacity building in Gujarat after its devastating earthquake in 2001, shares his views about the challenges ahead for the Government of Tamil Nadu

  • Analysis
  • Capacity building
  • Earthquake
  • India
  • Reconstruction
  • Recovery
  • Urban resilience
Integrated disaster response

Integrated disaster response

A series of large-scale disasters and a growing awareness that the country’s Police, Fire and EMS services could benefit from better overall co-ordination and co-operation has led to regionalisation and a number of other initiatives to ensure that the Netherlands has an integrated approach to disaster response, writes Emily Hough, in this interview with Elie van Strien

  • Command / Control
  • Extreme Climate
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Floods
  • Hazards
  • Interview
  • Multi-agency
  • Resilience
  • The Netherlands
  • Urban resilience
Leading for our future

Leading for our future

It is possible to run a large Fire Service, both on and off the fireground, with an extremely flat structure and New Zealand Fire Service has demonstrated that a traditional fire staff will respond positively to true empowerment and trust, says Mike Hall

  • Leadership
A command system for all agencies?

A command system for all agencies?

The United States is building a national emergency response system to handle large-scale emergencies, write Arnold M Howitt and Herman B 'Dutch' Leonard. But there are shortcomings that need to be addressed if failure or incomplete adoption are to be avoided

  • Analysis
  • Command / Control
  • EMS
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Leadership
  • Policing
  • USA
Adapting to new terror threats

Adapting to new terror threats

The threat of modern terror means that emergency organisations are faced with the need to adapt their risk management methodology, organisation and operational methods, says Adi Moncaz

  • Analysis
  • CBRN
  • Chemicals
  • Command / Control
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Israel
  • Terrorism
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