2007 issue 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

We have chosen to look at natrual disasters in this issue, more specifically what is being done about them, and what Emergency Preparedness truly means.

BY MARK EGENER

Emergencies and disasters are increasing as are the cost impacts.

Practical Advice from Ontario’s Commissioner of Community Safety
BY JAY C. HOPE

Natural disasters are becoming more prevalent and more devastating. Ontario has experienced powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes. Preparing for this isn't just common sense it's a part of due diligence in a time of increasing risk.

Idassa 2007 Croatia
BY CLIVE ADDY

IDASSA 2007 is the second Natural Disaster exercise that the Republic of Croatia, in cooperation with NATOs Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), has organized on its territory.

BY TANYA ELLIOT

The Red Cross promotes best ­practices in disaster management for the ­volunteer, non-profit sector.

BY GORDON McBEAN

While very large disasters, such as Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami are, fortunately, fairly rare, the frequency of disasters has been rising rapidly. The world is struggling to address skyrocketing disaster losses.

Rear Admiral Roger Girourd
JTF Pacific puts disaster response to the test
BY CLIVE ADDY

The Commander of Joint Task Force (Pacific) discusses the challenges of natural disaster preparation.

BY RICHARD COHEN

Big ideas and smaller ones.

BY EDWARD MINYARD

Executing an effective evacuation plan is a massive undertaking.

BY MAJ HAROLD BOTTOMS

Protecting First Responders during CBRN incidents.

BY DOUG SILVER and CAROL-LYNN CHAMBERS

Partner for Success.

BY ROBERT BERGEN

Think of the police and fire fighters.