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In the news: Terrorist sets off suicide bomb in Tunisia

Several people are believed to have been injured after a terrorist set off a suicide bomb near the french embassy in Tunisia on the 27th June. According to witnesses, the first attack is claimed to have taken place in Charles de Gaulle street in downtown Runis. The attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district…

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Mass Emergency Notification Systems

Serious incidents occur every day around the world, many affecting company buildings and employees and having a detrimental effect on business operations. Natural disasters, extreme weather, terrorist attacks, riots and mass shootings, are just some of the events that can impact your employees’ ability to work safely. Emergency response and incident management software Emergency response…

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Disaster management and response

Common disasters in the UK including fires, travel disruption and terror attacks There are a wide range of disasters that can strike across the UK. Building fires and travel disruptions are perhaps the most common incidents that happen across the country, yet other incidents such as terror attacks, riots and other large criminal incidents are…

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Natural Disasters: How Incident Management Software can offer protection

Devastation caused by natural disasters Natural disasters occur in countries all over the world and the aftermath of their presence is often devastating and life changing. An event is categorized as a natural disaster if it kills 10 or more people or leaves at least 100 people injured, homeless, displaced or evacuated. The californian floods…

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In The News: Armed teenager holds 4 people hostage

An armed teenager has released 4 women from custody after taking them hostage in a convenience store near Toulouse in southern France for more than four hours on Tuesday 7th March. The teen is said to have seized the hostages at 4:20pm, shooting at least one shot at officials and demanding a negotiator. Officers from…

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In the news: Highgate Mental Health Centre Fire

A 46 year old man has been pronounced dead following a fire at the Highgate Mental Health Centre in Dartmouth Park Hill on Sunday 3rd February. Emergency services were called to the scene at 6:30am but the victim was pronounced dead shortly after at 7:05. 100 people were evacuated from the building by staff but…

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In the News: Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka

A series of terrorist attacks occurred in Sri Lanka on the 21st April, killing at least 359 people and injuring over 500. Three Christian churches were targeted alongside 3 luxury hotels whist several other smaller bombings happened at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. The first bombs went off in…

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The Importance of Counter Terrorism Training

Counter terrorism is an effective strategy that incorporates the practices of military, law enforcement and government body tactics to combat or prevent terrorism. The main aim of counter terrorism strategies is to reduce the impact of a terrorist attack and give individuals the knowledge they need to handle sensitive incidents. As the nature of terrorism…

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Terrorism: disaster response advice for employers

In recent years, the nature of terrorist attacks across the world has shifted. Acts of terrorism are increasingly being carried out by lone agents against soft targets, in busy streets or establishments and during working hours. Lone individuals launch attacks at their own will in a range of public areas and likely involve the use…

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In the news: Germany terror plot

11 people were arrested by German police on suspicion of planning an “Islamist terror attack”. The arrests were made on Friday 22nd March, with claims suggesting the individuals were plotting an attack using guns and a vehicle, with the aim to kill as many non-believers as possible. Around 200 police officers carried out raids in…

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