Modelling resilience proves a revelation: the Fire Service Emergency Cover Conference took place at the end of February at Cambridge University. It was an opportunity for fire and rescue services to hear the latest on FSEC developments and share information on risk analysis and modelling resilience.(Risk Management)

KIRSTY BOSLEY FROM COMMUNITIES and Local Government Fire Research and Statistics Division gave delegates an update on the current position of FSEC. Latest developments on FSEC, Kirsty recounted, centred primarily on major incidents and improving prediction to bring into line with other modules.

The major incidents to be brought into the FSEC toolkit include: hazchem, aircraft, railway, vehicle, passenger vessels, flooding, structural collapse, public protest and terrorism. The module would flow as follows, she told delegates: Select risk category--Identify and define risk features--Assign or calculate likelihood per risk feature--Define planning scenario and response impact relationship--Run FSEC to calculate risk--Performance predictors.

The workload model will consider how busy each vehicle is using historical data attended during the last three to five years. …

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