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Grenfell Tower: Not Local Government's Finest Hour.

Philip Whiteman

The Grenfell Tower disaster has not been local government’s finest hour in terms of their apparent response to the emergency.  So, if the media reports on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) have been accurate, their behaviour clearly differs from the LGA’s statement that, “Emergency planning is a key issue for local people and the reputation of councils and fire and rescue authorities can depend on the effectiveness of planning and response.”  But to compartmentalise this is a reputational issue alone would be wrong, as lack of emergency response may highlight wider performance problems.  631 more words

Local Government

EPA WSD Releases New Response On-the-Go Mobile App

  EPA’s Response On-The-Go Mobile Application provides users with real-time access to valuable tools and response information including location-based hazardous weather updates, interactive maps and charts from the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and EPA Incident Action Checklists that outline disaster-specific response actions. 67 more words

Resiliency

Ontario’s Nuclear Emergency Response Plan Is Far from Adequate

Above: Darlington Nuclear Station on the shore of Lake Ontario, via Óðinn

Nuclear energy provides as much as fifty percent of Ontario’s electricity. It is extremely expensive, produces radioactive waste for which there is no safe disposal or storage, and carries the risk of catastrophic accident (far more serious in Ontario than anywhere else in the world due to our reactors’ proximity to a large population and source of drinking water). 700 more words

Electricity

FEMA Releases New Continuity Guidance Circular – Webinar Schedule

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the draft Continuity Guidance Circular www.fema.gov/continuity-guidance-circular which guides whole community efforts to develop and maintain the capability to ensure continuity of operations, continuity of government, and enduring constitutional government during an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 85 more words

Resiliency

Project Noah - Month 5

This is one project I feel like I have really dropped the ball.  As I delve more and more into Sun Oven’s Project Noah, the more I realize that it’s not a well developed program.   512 more words

Sustainable Living

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Plan Ahead!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and other public and private partners to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene. 227 more words

Resiliency

What Have Others Done Webinar Now Available

If you were not able to participate in the May 24 EPA webinar that showcased “What Have Others Done” in the emergency services arena, you may now download a recording of the event as well as obtain copies of the presentations.   18 more words

Resiliency