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Unified Response: did I follow my own advice?

Unified Response: did I follow my own advice?

Last week saw the culmination of over a year of planning for Europe’s ‘largest ever emergency exercise‘. Coordinated by London Fire Brigade, the exercise simulated the collapse of a building in central London punching into an underlying tube tunnel as an underground train was passing. ┬áCheck out the @LDN_prepared Storify below for a collection of tweets from participants as the exercise progressed. [<a href=”//storify.com/LDN_prepared/exercise-unified-response” target=”_blank”>View the story “Exercise Unified Response” on Storify</a>]   Since 2014 my involvement, as workstream lead…

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What did an Emergency Manager think of San Andreas?

What did an Emergency Manager think of San Andreas?

It’s a running theme for me to blog about disaster movies, so here’s my latest installment, after watching San Andreas yesterday evening. CAUTION: contains spoilers! San Andreas (not the most inspired title) see’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a helicopter rescue pilot go rogue to save his family from the largest earthquake ever recorded. As disaster films go, it borrows fairly heavily from Emmerich’s standard formula: Heroic estranged father Scientist with a grave theory Early destruction of a landmark (in…

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