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CRJ 13:1 out now

CRJ 13:1 out now

Extreme weather, interview with INSARAG, business continuity & resilience, peace building, conflict & terrorism and much more

Crisis Response Journal partners with ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018

Crisis Response Journal partners with ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018

Crisis Response Journal has been appointed the official Crisis Management Partner for ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018.

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management

Susan Anson, Katrina Petersen and Hayley Watson outline projects that have examined the role communication, and particularly two-way communication, plays in crisis and disaster management

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Using interconnected communication systems and navigation to facilitate rescue response

Increasing individual preparedness during times of disaster by engaging and empowering communities has demonstrated improved outcomes in national resilience and security, writes Frida Velcani

The demise of the Golden Hour

The demise of the Golden Hour

The change in media to incorporate rolling 24-hour news channels and, most significantly, the introduction of mobile telephony, has had a dramatic effect on the focus of those leading initial response activities, says David Stewart

London's Met Police wins national PR & communications awards

London's Met Police wins national PR & communications awards

The MPS was recognised for its communications handling of the Westminster and London Bridge attacks

Arctic search and rescue capability for mass rescue operations

Arctic search and rescue capability for mass rescue operations

Martin Boyle says that operations in remote Polar Regions can be extremely challenging and demanding at the best of times, and changing environmental conditions have seen an increase in regional activity as sea ice records have been broken

US National Incident Management System – 2017 update

US National Incident Management System – 2017 update

The US NIMS update is based on experience from the unforgiving environment of real world events to improve future performance. The essence of this blog is to highlight some of these points, writes Editorial Advisory Panel Member Brian Dillon

Exploiting limbic reactions to protect crowds in emergencies

Exploiting limbic reactions to protect crowds in emergencies

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova suggests that perhaps the reactions of 'run', 'hide' and 'fight' could be harnessed to protect crowded places in emergencies

FusionSight digital Night Vision Device wins at the Milipol Innovation Awards 2017

FusionSight digital Night Vision Device wins at the Milipol Innovation Awards 2017

Launched by Bertin Technologies in 2016, FusionSight has been designated as the winner of the first edition of the Milipol Innovation Awards in the Individual Equipment / first responder protection category

Iran earthquake: The disaster, impact and response

Iran earthquake: The disaster, impact and response

Mostafa Mohaghegh, Senior Adviser for Cooperation and Co-ordination, IFRC, and CRJ Editorial Advisory Panel Member, provides an initial short report on the earthquake that struck Iran on November 12, 2017

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

Could 3-D woven clothes reduce the need for air conditioning?

The comfort of air conditioning comes at a cost – both to financially and to the environment. Researchers have developed a self-cooling 3-D printed fabric that could solve the problem

The many ways that heatwaves can kill

The many ways that heatwaves can kill

"Dying during a heatwave is like a terror movie with 27 bad endings to choose from," says Camilo Mora, lead author of a recently published study showing that humans are more sensitive to heat than we may think

New York City terror attack

New York City terror attack

New York City experienced a terrorist attack in which eight people were killed by a man deliberately driving a truck into pedestrians and cyclists.

Fifteen years after Moscow theatre siege, questions still remain

Fifteen years after Moscow theatre siege, questions still remain

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the Moscow Dubrovka theatre siege, where hundreds of people died during rescue operations. Lina Kolesnikova says many questions remain unanswered

Humanitarian aid: It’s a matter of trust

Humanitarian aid: It’s a matter of trust

When the need for ever-greater humanitarian action is required in so many parts of the world, is interest in helping others increasingly reticent? Anastasia Kyriacou of Aidex investigates why trust in NGOs is declining in many countries

Accessible radiation detection

Accessible radiation detection

Our R&D bloggers look at a portable dosimeter that could help to protect those who work in dangerous environments

Telephone terrorism continues to target Russian towns and cities

Telephone terrorism continues to target Russian towns and cities

Some Russian cities have been near-paralysed after being targeted by repeated, simultaneous mass bomb threats phoned through to police and emergency services, reports Lina Kolesnikova, who says that hackers are thought to be behind the attacks