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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 where agility and a short response time are critical to survival.…

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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 and rescue authorities. The LGA is now seen as a key player in emergency planning by government departments and partner organisations and this is due to the efforts of both elected members and officers in the member councils. Winter watch aims to keep member councils, the public and the media abreast of the work going on in villages, towns and cities across the country. Here you will be kept up-to-speed with developments as winter progresses. We aim to answer a range of questions asked of councils this time of year. It can also act as a forum for people to share their views and ideas and will be regularly updated. LGA winter news All the LGA press releases and responses relating to winter weather - How are councils planning to cope with another severe winter? How much grit do councils have? How do they make sure old people are looked after? Winter news from councils News sent out from councils locally - What's happening in different parts of the country? How much grit do individual councils have? How much have they used? What new equipment are they using? Your winter watch questions answered Who's responsibility is it to grit roads, and what roads do they grit? Can you really be sued if someone slips over on a pavement you've cleared? What is road grit, where does it come from and how does it work? These and lots of other questions answered here... Related documents for winter readiness Here you will find LGA briefings about winter issues, LGA reports and surveys on winter and other key documents and guidance used by local authorities.…

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