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Disaster management at major events.(Disaster Management)

Facing the terrorist threat: the disaster management conference at this year's World Firefighters Games will concentrate on catastrophic incidents at major public gatherings, including suicide bombers, attacks on sporting arenas and major incident planning. Taking place at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, the conference promises a unique perspective on catastrophic command.

The aims and objectives of the conference are to network and exchange experience and expertise to improve resilience to terrorist attacks and highlight excellence in emergency management worldwide, plus:

* The need for multi-agency co ordination in planning, training and managing major events;

* Identity critical elements which could go wrong in crisis and the impact on dynamic risk assessment; and

* The need to develop disaster management policy and plans and improve international standards

CORE THEMES

* Integrated risk management planning

* Leadership and decision making

* Multi-agency role

* Impact of media and communications

* Crowd control

* Legislative impact and political perspective

* Case studies on terrorist attacks and successfully run large scale sporting events

* Strategic command

* Urban search and rescue

* Mass decontamination

* CBRN

* Aviation

INTEGRATED CONTINGENCY PLANNING AT MAJOR PUBLIC GATHERINGS

Day one, session one will cover Learning from Disaster: Key Elements in Major Incident Planning. …

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