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Noggin OCA used in emergency response to crash landing at Belfast International Airport

Posted by The Brain on Nov 15, 2017 3:46:35 AM

Fifty-six people aboard a flight departing Belfast, Northern Ireland escaped serious injury over the weekend after the nose landing gear on their airplane failed to descend and the pilot was forced to land at Belfast International Airport (BFS) without it.

The pilot of the Flybe airline Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was hailed a hero after landing the airplane as smoothly as possible on the plane’s nose and skidding for several hundred yards on the tarmac. The ground crew, which included awaiting fire and emergency medical first responders, was also praised by Belfast International Airport Operations Director Alan Whiteside for responding "extremely smoothly."

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Topics: Emergency Management, Airports

Please sir, can I have some more? Requesting assistance in an emergency context.

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:14:28 AM

One of our Business Development Managers seems to live by the mantra – you don’t ask, you don’t get. You know who you are.

I’ve got to tell you. Traveling with him is a pain. It’s like having your own personal Oliver in tow…

Please sir, may I have some more?

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Own your emergency task management processes

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:04:05 AM

I always ask interviewees how they like to organize themselves, not because there is a right and wrong answer, but because it reveals a lot about the intention of the person in closing out tasks.

In a work context, we all tend to have good intentions around closing out tasks.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Leave no [emergency] task behind!

Posted by James BW on Nov 2, 2017 3:00:25 AM

I admit it. I quite often leave tasks behind…

Drowning behind enemy lines.

I wish I didn’t. But despite the best intentions, multiple lists, and checking the lists and rechecking across multiple task streams, there seems to be the odd task that gets forgotten.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Hey, what happened? The emergency task management perspective

Posted by The Brain on Nov 2, 2017 2:52:26 AM

If anyone has seen the Fred Willard character in the movie a A Mighty Wind, you’ll recall his great little catchphrase “Hey, wha’ happened?” You can see a clip depicting the iconic phrase, here. Like a lot of Christopher Guest directed gems, there was reputedly a great deal of improvisation – which is amazing given how detailed this scene is.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Noggin Requestor, Emergency Task Management

Noggin software platform featured in hit original UK reality TV show, 'Hunted'

Posted by The Brain on Feb 11, 2016 11:57:26 AM

Touted as the “first ever factual thriller on British television1,” Hunted, a ShineTV reality programme, chronicles the journey of 14 ordinary Brits, given £450 and told to vanish. The goal: evade capture for 28 days.

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Emergency Alerts Trend : Push vs Pull

Posted by The Brain on Aug 2, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Many people suffer from information overload, whether it be too many emails, calls, texts or social media messages. But in an emergency situation, too many alerts can have dire consequences.

There has been widespread adoption of notification systems for emergency notifications at a raft of different levels of government globally. There are sometimes agreed structures in place for who notifies which geographic region – based on incident, first responder status and so on. However, there is a growing sentiment that there are too many alerts, and  the combination of alerts which can occur when a major incident happens are causing people to turn off their messaging altogether.

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Arrrrr: A Pirate's Guide to Integrated Risk Management

Posted by The Brain on Jul 25, 2014 10:10:00 AM
Risk and incident management: Working together to improve resiliency

Risk management and incident management typically operate as separate silos within an organisation but bringing them together has its advantages.

First and foremost, it strengthens organisational resilience which in an ideal world encompasses all “5R’s” of resilience:

  1. Risk Reduction – Risk management and analysis
  2. Respond Effectively – Incident management
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Topics: Risk Management, Incident Management

What to Consider When Considering Cloud

Posted by The Brain on Jul 22, 2014 10:10:00 AM

The cloud has reached the state where now it is getting difficult to remember a time in the modern world without it, and the same goes for its use in businesses. With cloud expenditure is set to soar to a record $70 billion in 2015 alone, most organizations utilize at least a few cloud services, be it data storage or increasingly, products known as Software as a Service (SaaS). This refers to software that is hosted in the cloud – external servers – which means the costs traditionally associated with hosting software and data – including storage, maintenance of servers, as well as all compliance and security costs are mitigated.

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Geospatially Aware Risk – Why it Matters

Posted by The Brain on Jul 8, 2014 10:09:00 AM


Geospatially aware risk management is a relatively new concept that has been made possible through recent innovations in satellite technology, mapping improvements and widespread adoption of Global Positioning System (GPS), which has seen almost every modern smartphone and mobile device have access to real time location tracking. 

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