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Resilient Results to review Airport Practice Notes (APN) 1 and 2.

The Australian Airports Association has commissioned Resilient Results to undertake a review and redraft of APN 1- Developing a rural and regional aerodrome emergency plan and APN 2 – Airport Emergency Planning in Australia. The first stage of the review is a survey of APN users, emergency management agencies and interested parties to identify how …

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A wake-up call for aged care?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-13/bushfire-peregian-springs-nursing-home-residents-trapped/11512004 Who is responsible for organising a safe evacuation of an aged care facility? The facility or the emergency services? Last Monday night the Arcare Peregian Springs aged care facility came under direct threat from bushfire burning in the adjacent reserve. The story as written, describes what must have been a challenging night for the …

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Equation for a great exercise or assessment (SUV + Hybrid Bus)*(Fire + Power pole)*(Continuity)=challenge

Photo: San Jose Fire Department Twitter feed This story first came to my attention via a Facebook post (below). There isn’t enough detail in the available information to make any form of judgement about the response other than “well done” and the detail Facebook post is not currently verifiable.  However its a great story. This …

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If you can process an offline payment, do I care what is wrong with your phone? The Result, Vol 1 Issue 3

This week has been a bit of an interesting week for the great cities of the world and their power supplies. Jakarta, Pretoria and Washington all suffered widespread blackouts and resultant telecommunications and ATM failures, with the same complaint – nobody uses cash! Jakarta’s woes were triggered by a cascading fault following the failure of …

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The Result, Volume 1, Issue 1. In this issue: Ebola and Utility failures

Welcome to Volume 1, Issue 1 of “the Result”, a weekly look at resilience issues that may have hit the headlines, but not in any great depth. Each week we search for news items, articles and opinion pieces that just don’t make the full cut in all the mainstream media. Where possible, all sources are …

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