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NDRF mulling to set up specialised teams to tackle disasters

Vijayawada: National Disaster Response Force is contemplating to set up specialised multi skilled teams to meet the challenges arising out of various disasters, a top official said on Tuesday. In addition to the existing teams to mitigate the challenges from natural disasters, the NDRF proposes to set up specialised teams to tackle chemical, biochemical, nuclear, and mountaineering disasters and building collapses…


4 Habits of the Most Resilient Manufacturing Businesses

4 resilient businessYou know your business is resilient when it withstands the shock of change. Big change is happening right now, driven by digital technology. “As manufacturing goes digital, it will change out of all recognition.” – Paul Markillie, The Economist.

Resilience and the ability to succeed through change can be learned. The best teachers are manufacturing companies whose culture already embraces adaptation…


Pacific Resilience Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange between PNG and U.S Army Pacific

Although the 2015 Oceania Pacific Resilience (PR) Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) kicks off in May, an advance team will be in Lae until February 26. The DREE advance team will become familiar with ongoing PNG disaster risk reduction efforts and meet with PNG representatives for DREE coordination efforts. This is the first civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative between the Government of Papua New Guinea and the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)…


Australia lacks disaster co-ordination: doctors

The Martin Place siege and Cyclone Marcia again demonstrate a lack of co-ordination between emergency agencies and the need for better preparedness, emergency physicians say. Australia and New Zealand lack co-ordinated pre-planning for disasters, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) says. College president Dr Anthony Cross said the lessons from Cyclone Marcia in central Queensland would be very similar to those from the Sydney siege in terms of the emergency services’ response…




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