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Transport bombs - challenges for the future

Transport bombs - challenges for the future

On July 11, bombs on seven commuter trains in India killed 180 people. S K Dogra draws parallels with similar terrorist attacks in other countries and suggests some solutions, while on the following pages, Dr S Pasricha reports on how the incident was handled

  • Incident
Mumbai train blasts

Mumbai train blasts

Dr P S Pasricha reports on the recent train bombings in Mumbai, India, and explains how the Police helped the community rise together to the challenge of terror, utilising public television networks to prevent racial fallout and help the city return to normality

  • Incident
Conflict in the Middle East

Conflict in the Middle East

Adi Moncaz explains how the Fire Service in Israel had to adapt rapidly from peacetime operations to responding in a war situation

  • Incident
Integrated public safety

Integrated public safety

Frank G Straub, PhD, describes how the City of White Plains, New York, has embraced police-fire co-operation and collaboration in the form of its ‘public safety agency,’ in which both disciplines work under a single Commissioner

  • Fire
  • Policing
Tracking emergency data for EMS trainees

Tracking emergency data for EMS trainees

Faced with drowning in paper, Chris Stein, a lecturer in Emergency Medical Care rolled up his sleeves and designed a low-cost tracking and quality control system that could be applied across all the emergency services, reports Hilary Phillips

  • Data
Metro bombings: Moscow's experience

Metro bombings: Moscow's experience

Transportation systems are particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks, writes Lina Kolesnikova, who recounts the history of attacks on Moscow’s underground, and outlines preventive measures that have been introduced

  • Safety
Media handling - lessons learned

Media handling - lessons learned

In the last issue of CRJ, Kathryn Ryan described co-ordination of emergency agencies during the response to tropical cyclone Larry in Australia. Here, she takes a look at how the emergency services’ public affairs teams dealt with the intensive media interest

Caribbean tourism contingency plannng

Caribbean tourism contingency plannng

Jeremy Collymore introduces this section, which looks at how involving the tourism sectors in contingency planning, and working on hazard reduction, are vital parts of safeguarding the economies of the Caribbean countries

  • Risk
Canine operations

Canine operations

Using urban search and rescue dogs is not an exact science. To be effective, equipment, dog and handler must all work together and support each other to locate and pinpoint trapped casualties, says Chris Prtichard

  • In Depth
Living with risk - Caribbean tourism reality

Living with risk - Caribbean tourism reality

Eleanor B Jones outlines the Barbados National Plan, mentioned in the previous articles, which is said to be a trendsetting and pioneering disaster risk management initiative for the tourism sector being led by Barbados for the Caribbean region

  • Risk
Crisis response and climate change - part II

Crisis response and climate change - part II

In the second part of this discussion Dave Robinson explains the role of meteorological models in predicting and monitoring severe weather conditions and pollution, outlining how prediction and early warning can save lives

  • In Depth
Multi-national crisis response: Wartime civil-military relations

Multi-national crisis response: Wartime civil-military relations

This article by Raj Rana is the second in a two-part series that examines the theme of multi-agency / multi-national responses to disasters and armed conflicts

  • In Depth
Confronting the perfect storm

Confronting the perfect storm

This series will chart the international experiences of a small band of UK fire officers as they learn to tackle strategic and tactical issues arising from climate change: floods, hurricanes, severe storms, writes David Lane

  • In Depth
Phycosocial crisis intervention

Phycosocial crisis intervention

"What makes you, breaks you and what breaks you, makes you." Major Erik de Soir begins a series on psychosocial crisis intervention with military and emergency services

  • In Depth
Beyond Katrina: Improving response capabilities

Beyond Katrina: Improving response capabilities

Arnold M Howitt and Herman B 'Dutch' Leanord conclude their two-part series on the weaknesses that Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma exposed

  • In Depth
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