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News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe, relating to Emergency Planning, Emerging threats, Risks, Disasters, Criminal or Terrorist related matters.

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Hundreds more West Midlands ambulance staff get terror training

Friday 21st September 2018

West Midlands Ambulance Service is doubling the number of its staff trained to deal with major emergencies, including terror attacks. The Special Operations Response Team course involves the use of body armour and chemical suits. From BBC News

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Business Insider: What Is The Key To Survival In A Constantly Changing Environment?

Sunday 1st January 2017

The world is constantly changing and threats to safety, security and prosperity are becoming more prevalent. The threats were always there but their frequency and scale have risen significantly. Governments and commercial organisations are seeing the reality of critical incidents, from severe weather to tsunamis, from water shortages to loss of power or even nuclear incidents, from public protests to industrial disputes, from criminal threats to terrorist acts. In response, organisations are now taking their preparation for and response to critical incidents ever more seriously. See what Business Insider has to say in their article What Is The Key To Survival In A Constantly Changing Environment?. The 21st century strategy for leaders has to be about constantly adapting to an ever changing landscape…

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UK Snow Twitter Mashup

Wednesday 23rd December 2015

This app searches Twitter for real-time snow reports and displays them on the map. UK Snow Twitter Mashup

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Winter Watch and the LGA

Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Councils play an essential role in keeping the country going throughout the cold winter months. Gritting roads, clearing snow, delivering meals on wheels, collecting prescriptions, free parking and Santa's grottos are just some of the wide range of services councils provide for communities and the national economy as a whole. Emergency planning is a key issue for local people and the reputation of councils and fire and rescue authorities can depend on the effectiveness of planning and response. In recent years the Local Government Association (LGA) has represented councils and fire and rescue authorities at the highest levels of government in national emergencies, from civil disturbances to salt shortages to flooding. These areas require a coordinated and integrated approach across local authorities and fire…

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