InSlide Lockdown

InSlide Lockdown The government acknowledges the risk of school shootings. The mandated government agency for Swedish Civil Contingencies rated the risk of school shootings in Sweden at #7. Skolverket are working together with MSB to create a brochure talking about school shootings. However, school children in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark are still at vunerable… Continue reading InSlide Lockdown

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Fuel

Recent years and months have seen increasing attention being paid to the issue of energy security. There are a number of concerns and fears such as (though not limited to): The depletion of oil and other fossil fuels Dependency on energy imports Geopolitics – global terrorism, unstable dictatorships, instability of regional energy suppliers Energy requirements… Continue reading Fuel

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CST

COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM (CST) THE UNITED KINGDOM Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) were introduced with a clear primary function as dedicated patrol officers. They would provide a high visibility presence and reassure the public about their personal safety. The original role designated was seen as relatively straightforward and about interaction and engagement, rather than coercion,… Continue reading CST

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HealthCheck

EU Directives call for both awareness and preparedness for the protection of national critical assets. Ultimately, the preparation and management falls on local authorities. Although the EU provide assistance in specific areas of critical asset protection, for example air and maritime  security, many areas including communications, water, electricity and transportation may not be sufficiently supported… Continue reading HealthCheck

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Economy

As the global economic system remains both fragile and fractured, we look at the potential benefits of ‘local complimentary currencies’ as their growth spans the globe in a number of different models and guises. Is there an alternative method of anchoring such currencies providing sustainable stability in the event of further economic downturn or even… Continue reading Economy

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USA

ISSS asked the following question: “Do you think that Emergency Preparedness in America is necessary?” There are numerous reasons why each American should have an emergency preparedness kit and supplies.  America has accumulated over $17.4 Trillion in debt that it cannot repay, unemployment is at approximately 7.8% and American industrial sector has significantly slowed down.… Continue reading USA

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WindEnergy

Wind Energy Throughout history, communities have harnessed the power of the wind. Now, driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and secure home-grown energy supplies, wind energy is the world’s fastest growing renewable energy type. Wind energy already makes a significant contribution across many European countries. The United Kingdom generated an output of… Continue reading WindEnergy

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Comms

The ISSS is committed to providing tailored disaster radio communication solutions for municipalities and authorities to work in situations where other modes of communication fail. This article describes how ISSS provide R.A.I.D. derived radio communications solutions when national systems fail. An emergency communications solution should: – Be an easy-to-adopt, simple to use system that people… Continue reading Comms

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Community

Individuals can make a difference in their own community but not everyone has bought into preparedness.  Research on personal preparedness indicates that individuals who believe they are prepared for emergencies, crisis or disasters are often not as prepared as they think.  Additionally, some people do not see any need to prepare at all and have… Continue reading Community

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Authorities

The constant change in global events present an increasing challenge to authorities and agencies responsible for managing crisis locally, regionally and nationally. As the dynamics change across the globe, so does the need to update mitigation of risks to ensure the integrity of crisis preparedness plans. There is an increasing need to provide innovative thinking,… Continue reading Authorities

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