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How can the next DHS Secretary succeed?

How can the next DHS Secretary succeed?

With the US presidential election over and Donald Trump waiting to take over the Oval Office, Rich Cooper opines that Homeland Security is by far the most complex, challenging and interdependent of all the cabinet positions

  • Comment
  • Risk
The Wild Horse fire of Fort McMurray

The Wild Horse fire of Fort McMurray

Public and private resources worked to organise evacuations and a massive firefighting operation as Canada’s most costly environmental disaster threatened lives, communities and businesses

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Quake response and relief

Quake response and relief

Several destructive earthquakes have shaken Italy, causing widespread damage and hundreds of fatalities. Here, the country’s Civil Protection Department reports on the immediate response and ongoing relief efforts

  • Analysis
  • Civil Protection
  • Incident
  • Italy
Using all resources in oil spill response

Using all resources in oil spill response

CRJ 11:4 outlined Finnish recognition of the role of volunteers in oil spill response and reported that a large-scale exercise was being planned. Now, Reita Waara describes the exercise itself, which took place in August 2016

  • On Exercise
Tehran Fire Department: An overview

Tehran Fire Department: An overview

Navid Bayat describes the growth and development of the fire department of Iran’s capital, saying that international collaboration and advice are essential to creating a safer community

  • Profile
Workplace disaster preparedness

Workplace disaster preparedness

Christoph Schroth examines the potential impact of compulsory emergency preparedness kits for all workplaces, what this would entail and how it could reduce the burden on emergency services

  • Preparedness
Struggling to manage a food recall crisis

Struggling to manage a food recall crisis

Tony Jaques examines how a company at the centre of a food recall crisis in Australia found itself fatally entangled in a quagmire of public panic and political opportunism

  • Management
The TalkTalk cyber attack

The TalkTalk cyber attack

Jessica Lennard describes lessons learned from a cyber attack on UK telecoms company TalkTalk, saying it should be mandatory for all businesses to report serious cyber breaches to the regulator and to their customers

  • Management
The vital role of critical communications platforms

The vital role of critical communications platforms

Organisations are looking beyond proactively rehearsing for crises to being in a constant state of readiness for any event that could impact business or operational performance. Nick Hawkins discusses how investing in communications technology can improve emergency responses

  • Management
Social Media: The new frontier

Social Media: The new frontier

Ludovic Blay and Patrick Lagadec describe how a volunteer network in France is helping the emergency authorities to embrace social media for emergency management

  • Management
Countering false online rumours

Countering false online rumours

Nicolas Vanderbiest shows how authorities need to catch up with social media and 24-hour news, to engage with citizens and build trusted online relationships that will help to counter the spread of false information in a crisis

  • Management
Managing cascading effects

Managing cascading effects

Olivia Soave and Martin de Maupeou describe a European project that has, for the last three years, been developing decision support tools to help crisis managers address cascading effects in a crisis

  • Management
Contingency planning for firearms attacks

Contingency planning for firearms attacks

Firearms-enabled terrorist attacks in Europe outnumbered those involving explosives for the first time in 2015. Brian Dillon considers measures that organisations can take to mitigate the impact and respond effectively to such threats

  • Terrorism
The widening scope of security risk

The widening scope of security risk

To support the emergency services, all organisations need to become more sophisticated in the way in which they organise security, including preparing for, responding to and recovering from terrorist incidents, according to Roger Gomm

  • Terrorism
The growing use of children in terrorism

The growing use of children in terrorism

Lina Kolesnikova explores the disturbing growing trend of young people being radicalised, exploited, groomed and forced to take part in terrorist activities, or used as suicide bombers

  • Terrorism
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