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Risk of systemic collapse

Risk of systemic collapse

Europe takes a functioning infrastructure for granted, but our sophisticated systems make us vulnerable. We hope that total infrastructure breakdown will not happen, but we must be prepared, says Prince Michael of Liechtenstein.

  • Comment
Disasters at the Hajj

Disasters at the Hajj

More than 1,000 people were killed in two unrelated disasters at the 2015 Hajj. Tony Moore looks into what happened, drawing on his extensive experience of policing at large-scale events

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Rally bombings in Ankara

Rally bombings in Ankara

First it was 9/11 in New York; then it was 11-M in Madrid, followed by 7/7 in London. Now it is 10/10 in Ankara, says Tony Moore, who describes how suicide bombers killed 102 people at a rally

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Paris attacks - a chronology

Paris attacks - a chronology

Christophe Libeau describes how the Paris Fire Brigade worked alongside other emergency medical and ambulance services, as well as the police, when confronted by several terrorist-related incidents across seven sites on November 13, 2015

  • Analysis
  • Incident
  • Terrorism
Resource management

Resource management

Christophe Libeau describes how the Paris Fire Brigade manages its manpower and resources during times of extreme emergency, where there are threats against multiple sites and a risk of secondary attacks

  • Analysis
  • Incident
On the frontline of the Paris attacks

On the frontline of the Paris attacks

Michel Rimélé, one of the Incident Managing Commanders involved, provides a personal account of his experience during the emergency rescue and shoot-outs in Paris in November

  • Analysis
  • Incident
  • Terrorism
Examining today's CBRN threat

Examining today's CBRN threat

The current CBRN threat, or at least perception of it, is increasing globally with the use of materials in Syria and Iraq by the Assad Regime and ISIS, and is likely to be replicated outside these countries, according to Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

  • Security
  • Terrorism
Command decision dilemmas

Command decision dilemmas

Dave Sloggett looks at the issues that arise in terms of command decision-making when responding to dynamic events such as a terrorist attack

  • Assessment
A continued and evolving threat

A continued and evolving threat

The 7/7 bombings in London were a wakeup call for the police and security services on the threat from Islamic militancy in the UK, writes Roger Gomm, and the more recent attacks - including those in Paris – have added critical impetus to the need for preparedness

  • Terrorism
Engaging senior teams in crisis preparedness

Engaging senior teams in crisis preparedness

The reluctance of senior business leaders to engage in crisis preparedness is affecting the ability of businesses to be truly effective in a crisis, and their reputations are on the line, says Dominic Cockram

  • Preparedness
Manchester: United

Manchester: United

Partnerships and collaborative working are essential for the public sector to deliver the functions that communities value, explains Peter O’Reilly as he describes the work Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been doing in this area

  • Communities
Setting sights on social safety, not social unrest

Setting sights on social safety, not social unrest

Ulf Nilsson and Attila Jensen of Räddningstjänsten Syd, Sweden, describe how sustained targeted engagement activities with local communities after civil unrest and riots in 2008 have increased community safety and have reduced violence against rescue workers

  • Communities
Balancing civil security and defence

Balancing civil security and defence

Todd M Rosenblum shares an insight into treading a tightrope between policy, perception, reality and saving lives during his time at the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense

  • Civil-Military
Working together: Civili-military perceptions

Working together: Civili-military perceptions

Rebecca Sutton presents an insight into civil-military relations and humanitarian assistance in West Africa, drawn from an innovative course at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

  • Civil-Military
Developing resilience

Developing resilience

John Holland looks at how changes to improved preparedness and response have affected disaster-prone countries, in-country response and their communities. Are we putting enough into preparedness and capacity building before an event?

  • Preparedness
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