Industrial Facility Exercises: Linking the Emergency Operations Centre and Tactical Level

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Originally Posted 26 August 2016 There is an increasing expectation from regulators and within communities that industrial facilities, railways, trucking, and pipeline operations validate interoperability with the community through valid, full-scale exercises. It is critical to test the vertical communication from the tactical component in the field to the Emergency Operations Centre(s) (EOCs). The intent is […]

Fort McMurray Wildfire Conflagration

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Originally Posted May 4th, 2016   As the noon hour passes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the thoughts and prayers of Canadians are with the residents, emergency managers, and responders of Alberta as they continue to battle the fire that ignited Monday, May 2nd 2016. The 10,000 hectare fire has, at the time of this article, […]

Corporate Crisis Preparedness: Developing a Business Case

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Originally Posted September 2015 Whether it be a natural disaster; corporate scandal; cyber incursion; fire; or hazardous materials release, a corporate or community crisis can bring an entity to its knees financially. If not handled properly, a crisis of this nature can also bring irreparable damage to a respected brand. As with any program-based mitigation initiative […]