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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

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How to Create an Emergency Response Plan

BCM METRICS

Due to the rise in work-from-home, the last few years have seen a serious degradation in organizations’ emergency planning and response capability. In today’s post, we’ll look at why it’s important to have a solid emergency response plan and explain how to create one.

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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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Managing Emergencies: The Challenges of the Future

Emergency Planning

If we look at major emergencies in the UK over the last 25 years or so, there have been significant deficiencies in the response in just about every case. Recently, I spoke to a senior emergency planner who has worked for years in the transportation and nuclear industries.

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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.

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Practice Makes Perfect: How to Be Ready to Handle an Emergency 

MHA Consulting

Many organizations are not well-prepared to respond to emergencies. In most cases, two factors are to blame: a lack of thought on the part of the leadership about what might … The post Practice Makes Perfect: How to Be Ready to Handle an Emergency appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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Reflections on the Turkish-Syrian Earthquakes of 6th February 2023: Building Collapse and its Consequences

Emergency Planning

Source: Wikimedia Commons An interesting map was published by the US Geological Survey shortly after the Turkish-Syrian earthquakes. [1]

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Can we stop the rot in academia?

Emergency Planning

Few would deny that there is a general air of malaise in academia at the moment. I look around at colleagues and their attitudes seem to vary along a spectrum from combative anger, through pervasive anxiety, to sullen resignation.

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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. .

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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

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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.

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How to Create an Emergency Response Plan

MHA Consulting

Due to the rise in work-from-home, the last few years have seen a serious degradation in organizations’ emergency planning and response capability. In today’s post, we’ll look at why it’s important to have a solid emergency response plan and explain how to create one.

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How Shall We Communicate Risk in an Era of ‘Manufactured Reality’?

Emergency Planning

Problematical aspects of the information/communication revolution for disaster planning and research: ten non-technical issues and questions. I live in a short street that connects a 15th-century convent to a Napoleonic-era theatre.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Academic Publishing and Malpractice

Emergency Planning

In an article in Times Higher Education Professor Harvey J. Graff described malpractice among academic journal editors and called for a bill of rights to protect authors against such excesses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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KNOWING THESE EARTHQUAKE MYTHS MAY HELP KEEP YOU SAFE

CCEM Strategies

You should also keep an emergency grab-and-go bag ready in your vehicle. Contact us for customized business continuity and emergency management planning.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.