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CRJ 12:1 published in early September

CRJ 12:1 published in early September

Antimicrobial resistance, Brexit, flooding in France, nanoparticle hazards, terrorism and security public information and much more...

R&D: The potential of apps to save lives

R&D: The potential of apps to save lives

Frameworks like HealthKit and ResearchKit could be modified in simple ways to change the world. The possibilities and implications are endless

Changing times in executive security

Changing times in executive security

The duty of care in today’s world requires action to be taken in assessing threats for executives travelling and providing adequate mitigation and protection for trips to include places where previously no threat was assumed

Disaster management: Looking through different filters

Disaster management: Looking through different filters

Truly committing to equity and inclusivity means providing disaster managers with the flexibility to behave in ways that are respectful of cultural differences across geographical settings, says Nnenia Campbell

The UK Safer Internet Centre also focuses on radicalisation and extremism

The UK Safer Internet Centre also focuses on radicalisation and extremism

Sergeant Steve Shepherd describes what the Centre does and some of the resources available to professionals, parents and children

Experts urge better decisions on who and when to warn in emergencies

Experts urge better decisions on who and when to warn in emergencies

Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, says the Potsdam Institute for Climate and Impact Research, based on new research

Has a new temperature record been broken?

Has a new temperature record been broken?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah, Kuwait, set a new highest temperature record for the Eastern hemisphere and Asia, with a reported temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) on July 21 2016

Ghost town training site is firefighters’ utopia

Ghost town training site is firefighters’ utopia

“I have a big smile on my face – it is every fire service trainer’s dream… here, you just walk around and see endless possibilities,” says Academy Station Manager, Tim Pringle

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report

It will be no surprise to CRJ readers that the latest Europol TE-SAT report finds the overall threat to the security of the European Union has increased over recent years and remains on an upward trajectory

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

The strain of bacteria discovered is equipped with genes that can transfer antibiotic resistance, adding to a sewage spill's public health threat in Florida, USA

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

CRJ's R&D bloggers examine new robotic prototypes that can function in unique conditions, such as high temperatures, within water, and even when ingested into the body

The value of psychometric testing in crisis management teams

The value of psychometric testing in crisis management teams

Based on his full article in the current edition of CRJ, Rob Shimmin looks at personality types and asks if there is any benefit in constructing a team with individuals with known differences in personality

Revised definition of UK 'Major Incident'

Revised definition of UK 'Major Incident'

Roger Gomm reports on how the Cabinet office has revised its definition of what constitutes a Major Incident, amid ongoing concern over the diversity and inconsistency of terms used by different responders to describe different incident types and triggers

UK Investigatory Powers Bill and bulk personal datasets

UK Investigatory Powers Bill and bulk personal datasets

The UK Government has published a number of documents that provide guidance about the Investigatory Powers Bill. These will be of particular interest to those with an interest in counter terrorism matters, writes Roger Gomm

Soft flexible exosuit aids first responders

Soft flexible exosuit aids first responders

Our R&D bloggers look at a flexible lower limb robotic exosuit, which could help firefighters and others who have to carry heavy loads

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

Our bloggers examine a new app that identifies high probability areas where an individual goes missing so searchers can initiate rapid response

Agriculture as a terrorist target: Time to address vulnerabilities

Agriculture as a terrorist target: Time to address vulnerabilities

The lack of risk assessments in the agricultural and environmental systems sectors has undoubtedly allowed them to become vulnerable to terrorist attacks, says Christoph Schroth