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London: A whole city response

London: A whole city response

Deputy Commissioner Roy Bishop and Assistant Commissioner Ron Dobson speak to Emily Hough about how London’s integrated multi-agency response was organised and co-ordinated following July’s bomb attacks

  • Incident
Transport for London

Transport for London

Emily Hough speaks to Nick Agnew of Transport for London to find more about how it handled the aftermath of the blasts

  • Incident
  • Terrorism
Disasters: The nurses' role

Disasters: The nurses' role

While disaster nursing education in the past emphasised recovery from natural disasters, nurses of today need to be better prepared to care for victims of terrorism, write Dotti C James, PhD, RNC, and Joanne C Langan, PhD, RN

  • Terrorism
Protecting airports

Protecting airports

Emily Hough speaks to Martin and Ian of the Metropolitan Police’s SO18 Aviation Security Branch to find out about how the issue of counter-terrorism is approached at Heathrow and how greater liaison between Police and Airport Fire Services should be encouraged

  • Terrorism
Climate change and emergency response

Climate change and emergency response

How prepared are Europe’s emergency services and civil defence forces for the shift in planning and operational requirements that climate change may bring about?

Jamaica's hurricane planning

Jamaica's hurricane planning

The 2004 North Atlantic Hurricane Season was a major test for Caribbean countries, with several being affected, writes Dr Barbara Carby, who describes how Jamaica responded to Hurricane Ivan and outlines hurricane planning and community education initiatives

  • Weather
Monsoon in Mumbai

Monsoon in Mumbai

India’s financial capital Mumbai was drenched by nearly a metre of rain in just one day in an unexpected and devastating monsoon deluge, writes Director Deshmukh of Maharashtra Fire & Emergency Service, who describes the emergency response

  • Weather
Supporting people in disasters

Supporting people in disasters

For 65 years, the German THW has been providing technical support - both at home and abroad - after disasters, emergencies and other large scale incidents, writes Nicolas Hefner. From childhood to old age, thousands of volunteers bring a sense of commitment and responsibility to this disaster organisation

  • Focus
Practice lessons learned

Practice lessons learned

Newly introduced methods, procedures and changes identifi ed by the EUDREX Exercise (see last issue) were tested and refined during another major EU Community mechanism exercise that took place in France this April, report M König and Dr R Rudolph

  • Exercises
Moscow blackout

Moscow blackout

After the American east coast blackout in 2003, Russian energy officials examined what went wrong and concluded they would never suffer such an emergency. On May 25, they did. In all, six million Russians were hit by the electricity outage reports Will Stewart

Coping in the dark

Coping in the dark

In 2003, the City of Toronto, along with the eastern seaboard of North America, was badly affected by a major power failure in the shared energy supply grid, writes Chief William Stewart of Toronto Fire Service. How did the Fire and rescue services cope?

Interoperability: it's all about trust

Interoperability: it's all about trust

In this, the first in a series of articles, Edouard Dervichian says that creating trust in an interoperability programme means coming to terms with distributed information processing and trust

  • In Depth
Resilient infrastructure: lessons from the WTC

Resilient infrastructure: lessons from the WTC

The effects of the WTC towers’ collapse on the performance of crucial utility systems provides a number of lessons on the resilience of urban infrastructures and on emergency response, write T D O'Rourke, A J Lembo, L K Nozick, A L Bonneau, who say these lessons are critical for homeland security

  • In Depth
Virtual preparation for 'real world' threats

Virtual preparation for 'real world' threats

Exercises need to be realistic, complex and technically challenging, with scenarios testing participants’ knowledge and emergency management skills. This is the only way staff can be thoroughly prepared for coping with the kinds of challenges that real incidents are likely to pose, writes Arthur Rabjohn of VectorCommand

  • Partner
An all-hazards approach - part II

An all-hazards approach - part II

Part two of Director General Michael Kinnane article looks at how merging three operational emergency services embraces a shared way of thinking, paying great dividends in terms of policy, procedures and structures

  • In Depth
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