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A Noggin Update on the Australian Bushfires

Posted by James BW on Nov 20, 2019 4:24:45 AM

Natural disasters are growing in kind, cost, and intensity. We see evidence of it all the time. Having recently lived in California, I experienced back-to-back cataclysmic wildfire seasons – last year’s North California season left air in the Bay Area so smoke-laden that it ranked among the dirtiest in the world. And now, my home state of New South Wales faces the same scenario, a longer, more intense bush firefighting season, already on track to be the worst in decades.

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Topics: Alerts, Public Safety, Community & Humanitarian, Noggin Crisis, Safety Management

How Woolworths Achieved Key Business Improvements

Posted by The Brain on Jun 26, 2019 4:49:07 AM

 

Everyone knows Woolworths. It’s no overstatement to say that Woolworths is synonymous with the Australian supermarket. After all, the mega-retailer accounts for some 80 percent of market share, a fixture in Australia’s (and New Zealand’s) cities, towns, and rural communities.

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Topics: Case Study, Public Safety, Security Management

Major-Event Emergency Action Planning: What you need to know

Posted by The Brain on Apr 3, 2019 3:02:23 AM

 

From profits to press to badly-need infrastructure projects, major events can bring any number of lasting benefits to organizers and host sites. Conversely, the risks of running a major event are acute and variegated. So too are the penalties for botching it: public opprobrium, reputational damage, possibly even legal challenge and regulatory blowback. For organizers, effective all-hazards planning is the only solution to help mitigate topline risk and keep attendees safe. But with so many variables involved in major-event management, it’s easy to ask, how to get started?

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Topics: Emergency Management, Public Safety, Security Management

After the Christchurch Shootings: A resource for protecting houses of worship

Posted by The Brain on Mar 28, 2019 3:43:59 AM

 

By now, we know the grizzly details of the March 15 terror attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, the deadliest mass shooting incident in New Zealand history. All told, fifty people were killed, and scores injured at the hands of a self-described white supremacist.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Public Safety, Security Management, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Plans

The Healthcare Response to the Christchurch Shootings: What other healthcare agencies can learn

Posted by The Brain on Mar 22, 2019 7:50:38 AM

 

Last Friday’s (March 15) horrific attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch already rank as the deadliest mass shooting incident in New Zealand history. Fifty people were killed, and scores injured in an act of terror unprecedented in the island nation.   

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Topics: Emergency Management, Crisis Management, Public Safety, Healthcare, Emergency Response, Resource Management

Join Noggin at the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit: An event to help ensure operational continuity of venues, events, and facilities

Posted by The Brain on Mar 21, 2019 4:50:04 AM

 

We’re just days out from the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit, set to be held this March 26 and 27 in Melbourne. The event brings leading security professionals together to discuss how the implementation of effective and practical strategies of prevention, preparation, response, and recovery helps ensure operational continuity and sustainability. And the best part is Noggin will be there, with an exhibitor’s table right in the thick of things.

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Topics: Public Safety, Security Management, Conferences & Events

Managing Major-event Duty of Care

Posted by The Brain on Mar 1, 2019 5:23:44 AM

 

Managing major events is difficult – it’s not for nothing that Olympic host cities have over five years to prepare for the next Games (incidentally, Los Angeles will have eleven to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics). For one, the level of risk they create is enormous, and not just security risk. 

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Topics: Public Safety

“Disaster Voyeurism” and Other Things We Learned at the AAA (Australian Airports Association) National Conference

Posted by The Brain on Dec 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM

 

A few weeks ago, the team at Noggin attended the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Conference, the pre-eminent aviation conference in the Asia-Pacific region. There, we learned all about the latest innovations in airport technology as well as new developments in best-practice principles.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Airports, Public Safety, Conferences & Events, Emergency Response

Why Volunteer Reliability and Retention Management Has Become a Huge Challenge

Posted by The Brain on Nov 7, 2018 8:45:35 AM

 

Been managing volunteers, especially disaster response volunteers, for the last few decades? Then, you’ve probably noticed a shift. There’re fewer long-term volunteers; new volunteers are harder to come by than ever; and your base of existing volunteers is serving historically short stints.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Public Safety, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Response, Resource Management

The Three Challenges of Interoperability in Information Management

Posted by The Brain on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

By now, the case for interoperability, especially the efficient transfer of relevant data between agencies – otherwise known as interoperability in information management – is clear. Just take a look at many post-emergency, after-action reports; most cite a lack of interagency cooperation as contributory to mission setbacks, or even failures. Of course, one of the best examples in recent memory: poor interagency cooperation between New York City responders during 11 September.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Public Safety, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Response, Resource Management


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