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The Single Most Important Thing We Can Learn from the Ottawa Lockdown

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  • 27.10.2014
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Last Wednesday's events in Ottawa – the deadly shooting of a soldier at the War Memorial, the violent showdown with the shooter inside Centre Block of Canada's ...

What is Resilience?

The concept of resilience is key to both organizations and disaster relief efforts. Resilience, or resiliency, is an organization's ability to react to events, predict ...

Black Swans: Unpredictable, Game-changing, and Foreseeable (in ...

While most people have heard of the term “black swan”, few understand what it means. The phrase stems from the previously held belief that all swans were white in color, ...

Business Continuity Lessons from the Moncton and Boston Manhunts

Last week in Moncton, New Brunswick, a 24-year-old gunman went on a rampage shooting five RCMP officers, killing three of them and severely injuring the other two. The ...

After One of the Worst Winters Ever, the Spring Melt Prompts Better ...

Like most Canadians, you probably think this long and bitter cold winter has been the most extreme weather you’ve seen in years. And you’d be right. It’s no exaggeration ...

Internal Communications and the Impacts on Disaster Management

Disasters present the ultimate challenge to emergency response capability. Time is of the essence, the usual communication pathways are generally disrupted, and the ...

Did Corporate Calgary Learn Its Lesson from the Flood? Maybe Not

Ipsos Reid study identifies critical gaps in corporate emergency response plans Calgary, AB - Calgary organizations are at-risk with their emergency response plans (ERP) ...

What's Happened Since You Last Updated Your Emergency Response Plan?

Keeping a business continuity plan updated can be very important in case it needs to be put into action at a moment's notice. How that plan holds up though as a result ...

A Lesson in Herding Cats During a Storm

A few adages come to mind. Expect the unexpected. Practice what you preach. Drink your own kool-aid. We failed at all three. Our company, RallyEngine, founded last fall, ...