My career in emergency management started 15 years ago this year.
The London bombings had happened the previous year and one of (many) themes in the profession at the time was about ‘citizen journalism‘. People, actual real-life 3-dimensional members of the public, had taken pictures on their Nokia 3210’s and sent them to the BBC newsroom. It was a paradigm shift in how the media could report breaking news.
Flash forward to yesterday evening. Trains up the spout. I felt myself stressing about not being able to join a live tweet-along to a new series on Sky, COBRA. How times change, eh?!
Described as a “must-see thriller set at the heart of government during a major national crisis” this show is entirely up my street.
A selection of my incredible colleagues gave a great running commentary on Twitter.
So I was thinking about how I could take a different approach. So…strap in for a multi-part series of long-form blogs of each episode.
Like the rest of my work-related blogs, my aims are partly to demystify what the emergency management profession can sometimes over complicate, and to summarise how fiction compares to reality.
I want to hear your thoughts too! Agree/disagree with my ramblings? Let me know! @mtthwhgn.
And here’s a picture of me sat at the COBRA table…honest! 🤫
Now you’ve read the intro, get stuck into my thoughts, episode by glorious episode
Oh, and just a reminder for those at the back: let’s all remember that it’s an entertainment show, we expect (and encourage) a degree of artistic licence!