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Networking to provide global resilience: Disaster Management at Major Events: Facing the Terrorist Threat, and the International Joint Operations Command Conference are two landmark events bringing together the international emergency services community to better respond to major catastrophes. However, these networking events are just the beginning ...(introduction)

This special report previews two unique conferences: Disaster Management at Male Events: Facing the Terrorist Threat, and the International Joint Operations Command Conference. The former is the first ever conference on terrorist attacks at major sporting events to be held during an international sporting meet at the venue stadium: the World Firefighters Games in Sheffield, South Yorkshire on September 1-2.

Likewise, the International Joint Operations Command Conference on November 17-18, Toronto, Canada, is the first conference to draw a worldwide panel of speakers addressing the necessity of joint incident command procedures and international collaboration. Although it is the second IJOCC it is unique in developing the themes and outcomes from the last conference to establish a return to take these findings forward. …

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