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Underground train crash in Rome

Underground train crash in Rome

In October 2006, a collision between two underground trains in Rome left one person dead and 236 injured. Alessandro Paola presents the emergency services’ response

Responding to the Polonium-210 incident in London

Responding to the Polonium-210 incident in London

Last November, the UK’s HPA faced its largest single incident, says Liz Morgan-Lewis. Polonium-210 was identified as having killed Alexander Litvinenko and traces of radiation were found across London

Fireworks blast in East Sussex

Fireworks blast in East Sussex

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (UK) describes a fi reworks explosion which killed two firefighters, while Nick Wilkinson of Sussex Police provides an overview of Operation Silverton, aimed at minimising the incident’s impact on the community

Is there a better way to deal with firework fires?

Is there a better way to deal with firework fires?

Is it time that the methods used for tackling incidents involving fireworks are reviewed? Drs Ben M G Janssen and the CTIF certainly think so

To run or to hide?

To run or to hide?

Evacuation is often not the answer to an emergency, says John Tesh, who outlines new guidance in the UK on when to evacuate, and when to shelter

Car-less evacuation issues

Car-less evacuation issues

Those who do not own personal means of transportation are particularly vulnerable when faced with an evacuation scenario. Todd Litman examines lessons transportation planners can learn from two recent disasters

Long-term victim support

Long-term victim support

The victims of terrorist attacks are often left without adequate emotional or financial assistance. Lina Kolesnikova says that true justice lies not only in prosecuting the perpetrators, but also in helping victims and survivors

  • Terrorism
Managing threats to aviation

Managing threats to aviation

Following on from Keith Weston’s discussion of modern aviation terrorism in the last issue of CRJ, Andy Blackwell from Virgin examines the challenges faced by airlines in ensuring threats are actively managed, and describes how partnerships are enhancing resilience

Civil contingencies

Civil contingencies

Andy Marshall explains how the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act translates into real-life practices, building resilience through partnership working

Preparing for a pandemic

Preparing for a pandemic

After gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, many of Estonia’s central organisations were formed from scratch. Kevin Probert-Ehaver describes Pandora – a series of exercises designed to test these structures in the face of a pandemic

  • Exercises
Implementing Rapid Reflection Forces

Implementing Rapid Reflection Forces

When it comes to Rapid Reflection Forces, Électricité de France has decided to act. Pierre Béroux, Xavier Guilhou and Patrick Lagadec describe how such a force was put at the disposal of the EDF’s crisis director in two different exercises, one involving a flu pandemic, the other a nuclear crisis

Foundations of emergency management - part I

Foundations of emergency management - part I

Alejandro Lopez Carresi compares adequate emergency management to a three legged stool: if a leg is missing, the whole structure will topple or fail. In this introduction to his series, he examines the first essential component of emergency management, looking at how freedom from political pressures makes emergency services more effective

  • In Depth
Command at large scale emergencies - part II

Command at large scale emergencies - part II

In the second part of this series on command issues, Peter Power discusses the attributes of a good leader, and explores some of the most recognised command systems in place

  • In Depth
Making sense of IT: an alternative perspective

Making sense of IT: an alternative perspective

Jonas Landgren and Urban Nulden present the first of a three-part series that describes how researchers in Sweden examined the work and decision-making processes of police, fire and security guards to explore how information technology could help these groups

  • In Depth
Management of flood emergencies - part III

Management of flood emergencies - part III

In the preceding parts of this series, a need to improve mutual aid arrangements was identified by Paul Hayden. To address this, he has helped to develop Project Resolve, as David Lane now explains

  • In Depth
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