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Europe trains for disasters

Europe trains for disasters

Nearly 2000 personnel from six nations took part in the last EUDREX exercise, write M König and Dr R Rudolph. The event, involving an earthquake that caused a number CBRN scenarios, has thrown up a number of lessons learned and recommendations

  • Exercises
SAREX 2005 in India

SAREX 2005 in India

This March an international aviation search and rescue seminar was held in India, along with live land and sea exercises involving many agencies, says N U Bhaskara Rao, who describes this first ever SAREX event to be held in the Asia Pacific region

  • Exercises
Pilgrim protection

Pilgrim protection

Italy’s Emergency Services and Civil Protection units were put to the test in April when millions of pilgrims descended on Rome to mourn Pope John Paul II and to celebrate the election of his successor, Benedict XVI

  • Incident
Train crash in italy

Train crash in italy

In our March issue, CRJ reported briefly on a fatal train crash in Crevalcore, Italy. This issue brings a detailed incident report, written by Monica Missaglia

  • Incident
Mortar attack fires

Mortar attack fires

Following on from our article looking at aviation firefighting in Iraq, John Jacoby reports on an incident caused by a mortar attack and looks at how emergency services plan for such attacks during operations

  • Incident
Night club blaze in Buenos Aires

Night club blaze in Buenos Aires

Over 200 people were killed in a fire at a Buenos Aires night club in December – among them children and babies housed in a makeshift nursery in the toilets. Juan Ferretti looks at why so many people died and wonders whether any lessons have been learned

  • Incident
Guyana's flooding disaster

Guyana's flooding disaster

Rows of houses built on poles in Guyana make it no secret that the country is prone to flooding, writes Katarina Toll Velasquez. But nobody expected this January’s devastating rainfall, nor that its impact would be so catastrophic

  • Incident
Baltic collaberation

Baltic collaberation

Dr Eng Barbara Kucnerowicz-Polak outlines how the Baltic states are co-operating in a civil protection programme that focuses on emergency management, sustainable development and safe communities

No stone unturned - victim recovery

No stone unturned - victim recovery

Months after the December 26 tsunami, thousands of people are still missing. How feasible is it that they will ever – or can ever – be recovered? Emily Hough speaks to police victim recovery expert Mark Harrison

  • Interview
Worldwide networking

Worldwide networking

Emily Hough talks to Chief William Peterson, International President of the IFE, to find out more how this professional institution is developing on an international level

  • Interview
Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

This is an age of total surprise, strategic traps and operational swamps, say Dr Patrick Lagadec and Professor Pierre Carli. New global challenges mean a looming watershed in emergency response and critical care strategies

Preparations for pandemics

Preparations for pandemics

Worldwide urbanisation and global travel help spread infectious diseases, whether natural or deliberately caused. Preparedness, recognition and response to outbreaks need well practised interagency co-operation, says Dr Stephen S Morse

Queensland's allhazards approach

Queensland's allhazards approach

Queensland in Australia has redefined its approach to emergency management by incorporating fire, ambulance, counter disaster and rescue within one department, writes Director General Michael Kinnane, in part one of this article looking at integration and co-ordination between these agencies

  • Hazards
International rescue teams part III: operations and co-ordination

International rescue teams part III: operations and co-ordination

In this third part of the series, John Holland and Stuart Kinsey review operations and co-ordination in the disaster zone

  • In Depth
CBR threats: a case study

CBR threats: a case study

The third part of this series homes in on the differing CBR threats with Kevin Cuneo providing a national case study by looking at how Australia has developed its national chemical, biological and radiological capability

  • In Depth
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