Inspired by the same modeling and mathematical laws used to predict the spread of pandemics, researchers at Texas A&M University have created a model to accurately forecast the spread and recession process of floodwaters in urban road networks. With this new approach, researchers have created a simple and powerful mathematical approach to a complex problem.
REPLAY JUST-IN-TIME TRAINING: A JOINT LIVE WEBINAR ON BEST PRACTICES AND METHODOLOGIES IN THE MEDICAL, FLOOD RESPONSE AND CBRN FIELDS
In the field of civil protection, just-in-time training is delivered to practitioners to allow for the rapid acquisition of specific skills or knowledge when the need arises. Drawing from the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the demand for immediate training of medical staff and other first responders in different aspects of infectious disease management, the webinar will expand on the current and potential applications of this concept response organisations with best practices and methodologies.
Fire is a natural process and as such, humans have been living with fire for a long time. However, recent wildfires in traditionally fire prone areas of Southern Europe have shown that fire behaviour has changed beyond what is currently understood. This shows the need for a better approach to prevention and adaptation. In Northwest Europe, traditionally seen as less fire prone, people on the ground are seeing the increased dangers of fire to their communities; yet awareness of their institutions and populations remains low.
New documents for Police, Gendarmerie and Fire Fighters
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF IN CORONAVIRUS RISKY ENVIRONMENTS has been developed by ISEM Institute experts to cover the need of police and gendarmerie officers in terms of personal protection during their duties in COVID-19 risky environments.
Various research, private, official EU and governmental sources were used to provide as much relevant information as possible for various police units and are all listed at the end of this document.
From the Federación de Bomberos Voluntarios de la Provincia de Córdoba: Material sanitario para cuidado sanitario y bioseguridad; Vídeos y documentos en tiempos de coronavirus.
From Fire Ecology Website: COVID-19 documents, articles, and other resources or links that are relevant to the wildland fire community.
EU solidarity with Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism: doctors and nurses on their way to help the coronavirus medical response in the country © European Union, 2020
A team of European doctors and nurses from Romania and Norway, deployed through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, is being immediately dispatched to Milan and Bergamo to help Italian medical staff battling coronavirus. Austria has also offered over 3,000 litres of disinfectant to Italy via the Mechanism. The Commission will coordinate and co-finance this European assistance.
President Ursula von der Leyen said: “These nurses and doctors, who left their homes to help their colleagues in other Member States are the true faces of European solidarity. The whole of Europe is proud of you. The Commission is doing everything it can to help Italy and all our Member States at this time of great need.”