Active Shooter Resource Guide
Recent events in the United States and around the world have made it clear how necessary it is for emergency responders to have an integrated response to active shooter situations. This collection of resources, compiled by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs, provides a wealth of resources for crafting response policies, preparing bystanders, and addressing on-scene injuries. Grant opportunities are also included.
Climate Change as a Security Risk Q&A
As ongoing climate talks in Paris have indicated, the concept of climate change as a threat to national security isn’t always accepted as a matter of fact. This Reddit thread by Columbia University’s Marc Levy, provides insight into the many different ways the impacts of climate change put nations at risk. As deputy director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Levy has focused on interlinked systems risk and explains the connections in a clear, concise way. Although the discussion has ended, it’s still worth a read.
Explaining Extreme Events of 2014
We’ve long known that the impacts of human-caused climate change can create conditions that make weather events more frequent and extreme. This report, recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, looks at 28 extreme events in 2014 and breaks out the degree to which natural variability and human-induced climate change played a role.
HazNet Special Issue on Resilience
The Canadian Risks and Hazards Network has devoted the latest edition of its magazine to exploring international best practices for planning and enhancing resilience to natural disasters. Check out this issue with articles on the Dutch approach; building resilience partnerships; community-based, pre-disaster recovery planning initiatives; technology news; and interviews with chief resilience officers in California and Massachusetts.
Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve
What happens when a young fox and a young owl explore resilience concepts? Kids learn how to keep calm, stay safe, and solve problems. This series of animated shorts was created by the University of Missouri Disaster and Community Crisis Center to help teach young people skills for weathering disasters and crises. Accompanying worksheets and discussion starters are included for easy use in classroom settings.