Online learning with the Emergency Planning College

Crisis Response Journal

Rob Fagan explores the Emergency Planning College's (EPC) online resources for remote learning and training and finds that the organisation has moved swiftly and efficiently to adapt to the surge in demand. By Rob Fagan

Four Questions About the Covid-19 Pandemic

Emergency Planning

The first challenge is to understand the behaviour of an emerging disease caused by a new variant of a virus. Under such circumstances, disaster risk management is vitally important, especially as one is dealing with a medical emergency and a social, economic and psychological one.

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A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

The purpose of this charter is to specify the responsibilities of the state and citizens in the field of resilience against disasters, crises and major public emergencies and incidents. Emergency management and response should be a civilian responsibility and should be fully demilitarised.

Foresight

Emergency Planning

A principle of cascading disasters is that the world is ever more closely linked by networks on which we all depend for communications, commerce, enlightenment and entertainment.

How to Create and Leverage a Business Continuity Checklist for Emergency Planning

Alert Media

The post How to Create and Leverage a Business Continuity Checklist for Emergency Planning appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management Business Continuity Emergency Preparedness

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The Disaster of War

Emergency Planning

Moreover, as we are seeing in Ukraine and surrounding countries, it is all too often accompanied by a major humanitarian emergency. By convention, when we study disasters we exclude warfare. It is not easy to find a completely logical reason for this.

For New Research Students: How to Stop Floundering

Emergency Planning

of it and causality, and (c) most importantly, the methodology and work plan - in as much detail as possible. I must admit that I was in the middle of my post-doctoral fellowship (at UCL) before I fully realised what research involves.

Making the Most of the Hybrid Emergency Operations Center

MHA Consulting

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has gone hybrid. There was a time not long … The post Making the Most of the Hybrid Emergency Operations Center appeared first on MHA Consulting. In today’s post we’ll look at how to make the most of this increasingly prevalent innovation. .

Seeing and Hearing: Underrated Skills?

Emergency Planning

The island of Capri seen from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius (photo: D. Alexander) There are two things we don’t teach our students but we should: to see and to listen. They are virtues--and skills--that are at least as important as writing and speaking.

A Five-Minute Plea for Better Civil Protection

Emergency Planning

Typically, planning for disaster is a conservative process - if it exists at all (its value is consistently underrated and its functions are consistently misunderstood). Governments tend to plan for past disasters, not future ones.

Ultimate Guide: How to Build Your CMS Compliant Emergency Plan

Alert Media

The post Ultimate Guide: How to Build Your CMS Compliant Emergency Plan appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management

Weather: its impact on society, emergency planning and response 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Bill Peterson introduces a regular blog on weather-related disasters, crisis preparedness and response By Bill Peterson

Haiti: has there been progress in disaster reduction since the last big earthquake?

Emergency Planning

In 2010, much good work was done in Haiti by dedicated, selfless emergency responders, particularly in medical assistance and search and rescue.

A brief critique of UK emergency arrangements in the light of the Covid-19 crisis

Emergency Planning

In the world as a whole, there has been a gradual process of demilitarisation of emergency response. In making these observations I do wish to acknowledge the superb dedication and professionalism of members of the emergency services. Let us replace doctrine by 'plans' and 'procedures'.

Interpreting Covid-19 as a Disaster

Emergency Planning

The role of emergency planning. The scenario for a major pandemic was developed over the period 2003-2009 and was first incorporated into emergency plans close to the start of this period. That is still perfectly true, but a geat lesson has emerged.

How to Create and Conduct a Rewarding Crisis Management Exercise

BryghtPath

You’ve settled on a crisis management framework to understand your goals in creating a crisis management plan. You’ve written your plan. I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to exercise that plan.

State of the Nation - a UK Perspective on Covid-19

Emergency Planning

Since the start of the crisis, I have constantly affirmed that the key to understanding the effects of this pandemic is the UK Government's failure to give adequate weight to emergency planning and management (Alexander 2020a, 2020b). The plans were not connected to anything.

GEJET - Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (and Nuclear Release) - Tenth Anniversary

Emergency Planning

A makeshift shrine was erected at the base of the three-storey emergency operations centre in Shizugawa.

The 1980 Southern Italian Earthquake After Forty Years

Emergency Planning

Civil protection, in the form of locally-based disaster response capacity, would begin to emerge in the following decade, which would end with the inauguration of the United Nations Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

Covid-19: An Address

Emergency Planning

They connect the world of emergencies with the general population. With regard to preparedness, emergency response consists of planned activities, standardised procedures and improvisation. Social participation is about the democratisation of emergency response.

Interpreting the Pandemic for Decision Making and Action

Emergency Planning

It demands meticulous prior planning and the development of detailed scenarios before the phenomenon strikes. Dire warnings were given by emergency planners and epidemiologists.

Covid-19: Elements of a Scenario

Emergency Planning

It is now more than ten years since there was a general push to induce countries to plan for pandemics (WHO 2005). It is important to ensure that emergency planning measures are balanced among society's and people's needs.

Dropping the Ball: 6 Common Crisis Response Mistakes

MHA Consulting

Crisis Management Disaster Preparedness Emergency Plan crisis communications crisis response crisis response mistakesHas your organization ever dropped the ball in responding to a crisis, thus making a bad situation worse?

More on the Covid-19 Academic Gold Rush

Emergency Planning

are relevant and have robust methodologies is one of the key challenges emerging from the scientific response to Covid-19" (Baker 2020).

Covid-19 and the Disaster Research Gold Rush

Emergency Planning

However, it is a different matter if the researcher can work without visiting the site, putting a foot in the door of the emergency room or stumbling across the path of rescuers. They also wish to capture experience and preserve it as evidence on which to base future policies and plans.

Community Resilience or Community Dystopia in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Emergency Planning

In disaster risk reduction circles, there is an almost desperate reliance on 'community' and a strong growth in studies and plans to "involve the community" in facing up to risks and impacts (Berkes and Ross 2013).

A man walks into a room

Emergency Planning

A man walks into the room. He is extremely handsome and quite tall (at least for his time, about 520 years ago). He is neither fat nor thin. In fact he likes his food and drink, he is fond of convivial dinners with good food and wine.

Common Misconceptions about Disaster

Emergency Planning

Reality: Emergency response should have made a transition from a military activity to a fully civilian one. Myth 44: Emergency responders will not report to work in a disaster, they will protect their families instead. Myth 1: Disasters are truly exceptional events.

Is it Possible to Keep Up with the Literature?

Emergency Planning

I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), which began publishing in August 2012 with just four papers. Seven years later, the submission rate is equivalent to about 1,500 manuscripts per year (although the rejection rate is over 80 per cent).

Disaster Risk Reduction is not a Paradigm

Emergency Planning

Approaches to emergency management teaching at the Master's level. Journal of Emergency Management 13(1): 59-72. In 1973, when I was a young undergraduate, I was taught the rudiments of the philosophy, theory and methodology of science.

Towards a Taxonomy of Disasters

Emergency Planning

By the 1990s, the emergence of civil protection from the matrix of civil defence (Alexander 2002) had broadened the scope to the extent that there was a need for a more functional set of categories. Approaches to emergency management teaching at the master’s level.

The 2019 Global Assessment Report (GAR)

Emergency Planning

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management, 18 July 2017. The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction was born out of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-2000. On 1 May 2019 it was renamed the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Leonardo and the Deluge

Emergency Planning

Leonardo da Vinci: Storm over a town in the mountains. The 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is an occasion to reflect once again on the life of a genius with a very complex and sophisticated mind.

La Romantica

Emergency Planning

A curious spectacle emerged beneath the kitchen window. Lago di Pietra di Pertusillo In 2010 a remarkable film was released in Italy. It was called Basilicata, Coast to Coast. Obviously, the title makes ironic reference to the archetypal road trip across the United States.

Mon apprentissage - Il mio tirocinio - My apprenticeship - Meine Lehre

Emergency Planning

Colette We must all learn to write. Writing is our craft and our main means of communicating our ideas. Good writing can be judged by whether or not it is good communication. For many years I have advocated a particular technique to students.

PREPARING COASTAL BUSINESSES FOR THE BIG 3 - #2 EARTHQUAKES

CCEM Strategies

After witnessing the devastating effects of the April 2016 earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, it’s increasingly difficult to deny the importance of planning and preparing for earthquakes. If your location has done this, update your evacuation plans to account for these closures.

Accounting for probabilities in conflict

Crisis Response Journal

May 2022: Phil Trendall says we must stop hiding behind calculations of likelihood in emergency planning and that the UK needs to consider what civil protection looks like in the context of a war

COMPONENTS OF A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

CCEM Strategies

Ensuring business continuity during an emergency is simply good business. Business continuity planning (BCP) is a critical component of emergency preparedness. Now that I have your attention, let’s explore what business continuity planning is and what it entails.

Community and City Resilience and Covid-19 

Crisis Response Journal

CRJ is pleased to share details of the Emergency Planning Society’s (EPS) webinar series on which started on July 1, with further details on the second, including how to register for both

Disasters: Knowledge and Information in the New Age of Anomie

Emergency Planning

What was previously forbidden by custom, practice, sanction and retribution becomes possible, even desirable, as the emerging group of looters frees itself from the shackles of normal constraint. Journal of Emergency Management 8(6): 15-27.