Joint Police and Fire posts created in Devon
An innovative Police/Fire approach is being adopted in Devon, UK, say Lee Howell, Chief Fire Officer of Devon and Somerset and Member of CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel, and Shaun Sawyer, Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall, UK.
Resilient 2050: The societal challenge
In late 2015, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) ran a resilience essay competition on the theme of Resilience 2050: A blueprint for the future.
Italian research reveals new disaster response opportunities provided by a military-designed anti shock drug
Francesco Frezzetti describes how the anti-shock drug was recently applied during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and outlines further potential scenarios for life-saving measures in emergencies
New CRJ Advisory Panel Member is expert hostage negotiator
Chief Inspector Andrew B Brown has served in Police Scotland for over 29 years and is currently the Head of Leadership Development Delivery for Police Scotland.
When used responsibly, drones provide safety measures for all
While some tech-lovers applaud everyday drone usage for private or business applications, others believe their use should be reserved for military purposes. The authors of this blog disagree, saying that drones are a vital tool for improving safety
R&D: Speeding up underwater comms
The speed of today’s underwater communication networks is still comparable to sluggish dial-up modems from the 1990s and this shortcoming hampers search and rescue operations, tsunami detection and other work
UNISDR Science and Technology Conference underway
Crisis Response Journal – represented by Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova – is taking part in the UNISDR Science and Technology conference in Geneva as a working group member
Pakistan: River Indus delta women's saga
Sea level rise is destroying Pakistan's River Indus delta and water scarcity is a major issue. The deltaic communities, especially women, are the worst affected in the prevailing scenario, writes Amir Guriro
Jakarta bombing teaches us the importance of crisis communication in a digital age
Risk Frontiers’ PhD Student, Avianto Amri, is from Jakarta and was there last week doing fieldwork when the terror struck. Here, he recounts his experiences and shares some of his thoughts on the event
What would you say if you only had three minutes?
If you had been separated from your family or loved ones and could phone just one person – and for only three minutes – who would you call? What would you say?
Pakistan: Bomb and gun assault on university ended
Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 50 injured
New head for UN Disaster Risk Reduction
Dr Robert Glasser, an experienced leader and thinker on development issues, took up his new role in early January as head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Telesurgery: Danger of hacking
While telerobots have incredible potential to perform life-saving surgery in areas that lack trained surgeons, issues with cybersecurity can put the operation – and therefore lives – at risk
CRJ 11:2 December 2015 - out now
The next issue of the Crisis Response Journal is published on December 23: Here's a look at what's coming up
A 'black box' for monitoring explosions and gunshots
The e3e monitor is a device that records the sounds of explosions and other noises within a radius of two to three kilometres. This recording can provide evidence of when and where explosions or gunshots occur, and in what sequence they happened
WEF meeting 2016: Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The acute challenges of geo-economics, global security, public health, education, gender parity and climate change – will be discussed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos-Klosters this January
Organisational resilience: Protecting your people and business from fire
Gary Villeneuve, Director of Education at DRI International, outlines how an all-hazards approach is crucial for protecting an organisation and the people that make it valuable
Factoring social media into crisis planning and exercising
When you are planning for how you're going to cope with an emergency, or when you're in any kind of exercise scenario, you're not simulating reality if you're not factoring in social media, says Lorraine Homer