Category: Emergency Management

Emergency management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery). The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.

Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions

Averting crisis through effective communication

Since crisis is something that can happen at any point in time, concerted efforts should be made by organisations to think ahead and do research in order to avert unforeseen circumstance or crisis.

The cost of natural disasters in 2018: US$155 billion

This year was the fourth-costliest on record for the insurance industry despite a drop in total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes.

Fire safety tips for the Christmas holiday season

The Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management B.C. have provided a list of life-saving precautions over the holiday season to prevent fires.

86,000 Kerala youngsters join youth volunteer force to tackle natural disasters

Anyone in the age group of 15 to 30 can join the Kerala Voluntary Youth Action Force, which will be launched on December 19.

Could hockey pucks stop an active shooter?

Faculty members purchased 800 hockey pucks for teachers and another 1,700 pucks for students following a recent active shooter training.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

The best kept secret in the disaster business

Believe it or not, I’m now going to draw a comparison between a wedding and a disaster (because, after all, some disasters are just big fat Greek weddings on steroids).

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

Why it’s so hard to help pets in natural disasters

We’ve learned a lot about handling animal care and sheltering needs in disasters

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

EU plans mobile terror alerts to counter spread of fake news

Reverse 112 system will aim to help people to stay safe during terror attacks or natural disasters