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News pages

News pages

A global round-up of news, along with announcements of new Advisory Panel Members

Getting the 'wrong' people around the table

Getting the 'wrong' people around the table

Cognitive diversity in crisis teams helps to counteract the natural tendency to revert to safe and familiar thinking styles, says Robert McAlister.

A metaphor for our times

A metaphor for our times

How has the grey rhino concept changed our thinking in the world of crisis and disaster management? Emily Hough speaks to author of the concept, Michele Wucker to find out

Mitigating disasters in a fractured world

Mitigating disasters in a fractured world

Amy Pope shares lessons from her time on the National Security Council under President Barack Obama's administration, saying that very few threats can be managed effectively in isolation

Fire Service Response to South Australian bushfires

Fire Service Response to South Australian bushfires

The environmental, economic and personal impacts of Australia's bushfires are substantial, writes Mark Jones, Chief Officer at South Australia Country Fire Service

Operation Bushfire Assist

Operation Bushfire Assist

Emily Hough speaks to Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC, Minister for Defence in the Australian Government, to learn more about how Australia's armed forces helped in the bushfire response and recovery efforts

When can we talk frankly about climate change?

When can we talk frankly about climate change?

Christine Jessup contends that all of us need to play our part in adapting to climate change for our survival, and that it is time to talk openly and honestly about the challenges of the 21st century

Is a total rethink our moral responsibility?

Is a total rethink our moral responsibility?

Christine Jessup speaks to Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue New South Wales, to learn more about his thoughts on the recent bushfires, climate change and extreme weather

Albania earthquake: The Kosovo response

Albania earthquake: The Kosovo response

John Doone reports on the response from Kosovo's Security Force and emergency services when earthquake-hit Albania reached out for help from its neighbours

A peek into the future: Singapore Civil Defence Force

A peek into the future: Singapore Civil Defence Force

Emily Hough catches up with Commissioner Eric Yap of the SCDF to find out more about the force's trailblazing technology such as robotics, exoskeletons, fitness conditioning and enhancement, as well as AI and VR

INSARAG anniversary

INSARAG anniversary

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group is celebrating 30 years of global standards for quality preparedness and response. Lucien Jaggi describes its achievements, successes and plans for the future

Is business continuity headed in the right direction?

Is business continuity headed in the right direction?

Cyber security is changing business continuity, but Lyndon Bird argues that cyber is just one of a portfolio of operational risks that need addressing by business continuity management and resilience professionals

The role of ERM in an ambiguous, volatile and complex world

The role of ERM in an ambiguous, volatile and complex world

There is much discussion among risk practitioners about the approach to, and value of, enterprise risk management. Some believe it to be an essential methodology for governance, while others consider it to be utterly useless. The answer, according to the author, lies somewhere in the middle

Creating resilience from turmoil

Creating resilience from turmoil

Adrian Clements says that the UK can, if it is willing to take the risk and move forwards, reinvent democracy, create an education for the future working population and develop a social security system that can cope with future needs and which can embed opportunity management into the governance process

Readying a frontline service for Brexit

Readying a frontline service for Brexit

Alex Darling comments on how advanced and sustained preparation across the UK's ambulance service has helped to mitigate the potential negative effects of Brexit, while also offering valuable opportunities to revisit and revalidate established working practices

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