Volume 9 Issue 2
Comment: Disabilities and disasters in Africa; World Disasters Report 2013 – technology and disaster response; Internally displaced people.
Incident analysis: Relief versus politics in Pakistan; Wildfires exacerbate flooding in Colorado; Exceptional flooding in Uttarakhand, India; Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines.
Interviews: Terje Skavdal of INSARAG; Newly-appointed Fire Chief of Tokyo. Training & Exercises: Human behaviour in CBRN attacks; Euro-Arctic cross border assistance; Preparing for dangerous incidents with computer aided modelling and simulation; Major incidents in hospitals.
Safety & Security: Securing soft targets; Westgate attacks; Violence in schools.
Features: USAR equipment; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and privacy issues; Personal resilience.
In depth: Chinese emergency management system; More effective disaster management; Business excellence in the fire service; Lightning strikes.
Plus: Book reviews – Intelligent Policing by Simon Guilfoyle & Navigating the Unknown by Patrick Lagadec; Lockerbie bombing anniversary; Frontline – female bomb searchers in Southern Lebanon.
Authors, contributors & interviewees: Robert Uwen, Nigeria; Dr Dave Sloggett, UK; Luavut Zahid, Pakistan; Bill Peterson, USA; Sandeep Rai Rathore, India’s National Disaster Response Force & Civil Defence; Ian Dunbar, Holmatro; Christo Motz, Netherlands; Kenji Ogura, TFD, Japan; John Astbury, CBE, UK; Dr Kristian Krieger & Dr Brook Rogers, King’s College, London, UK; Orjan Karlsson, Norway’s Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning; Justin Lyon, Simudyne; Jess Dunford, Guy’s & St Thomas; NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Lina Kolesnikova, Brussels; Patrick McIlwee, UK; Susan M Smith EdD, MSPH & Teresa Hunter, MS, MPH, Indiana School of Public Health, USA; Dr Jay Levinson, Israel; Professor Avi Domb; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Dr Noreen Tehrani, UK; Xiaoli Lu, China Crisis Management Website; Kaibin Zhong, Associate Professor, National Institute of Emergency Management, Chinese Academy of governance; K Harald Drager, Norway; Professor Meen Poydyal Chhetri, Nepal; Dr James Hagen, USA; Nicolae Steiner, MD, PhD, Romania; Mike Hall, ASFM, MIFireE, FNZIM, New Zealand; Hilary Phillips, South Africa; Simon Guilfoyle, UK; Patrick Lagadec, France; Tony Moore, ICPEM; Mines Advisory Group, UK.