Emergency Planning Society announces exciting plans to develop new and improved Marketing and Communications Strategy The convergence of emergency management with a broader resilience framework, supported by governance, competences and standards, has created both...
The EPS will once again be supporting the International Disaster Response Expo For more information and to book your free pass click here Visit us on Stand: Q62 Attendees from the International Disaster Response Expo can access the CPD...
The EPS is saddened to hear of the sudden death of our long standing member Norman Powell. Norman was highly respected and Chair of the COMAH and Pipelines, Professional Working Group. He did so much for the profession and will be sadly missed by us all. Our...
The East Midlands Branch hosted a full day workshop to develop members' formal debriefing techniques, an excellent and thought-provoking session run my Nigel Humphreys from the East Midlands Committee. The day included a series of structured group activities:
Reviewing the NOS against their own role
Completed a personal learning style questionnaire
Peer reviewed & benchmarked several debrief reports
Demonstrated use of the experiential learning cycle as a debriefing methodology
Explored the Joint Decisions Model as a debriefing model
Explored several communication styles
Reflected upon their own style / performance as a facilitator
This excellent day, attended by 8 EPS members can be duplicated elsewhere in UK, contact the branch chair - Andy McCombe - for more details.
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The recent militant attack at the DusitD2 hotel complex in Kenya is a stark reminder about the terrorist firearms threat at crowded places.
It isn’t often that any workshop planned for a Friday draws a full crowd but the strategic coordination event hosted by Chair of the East Midlands Branch, Andy McCombe, all but filled the lecture theatre at Leicestershire Police HQ on the 21st September. Delegates...
Around 120 emergency planning practitioners attended the EPS’s annual AGM and Networking Study Day on 10-11 September, for what all participants agreed was a great event with top speakers, all bringing up to the minute analysis and lessons identified from current...
The keynote discussion at the EPS’s 2018 Networking Study Day was led by Lord Kerslake and Dr Hugh Deeming, authors of the Kerslake Review into the events around the terror attack on Manchester Arena on 22 May, 2017.
The first joint Branch and Professional Working Group seminar was held at Leicestershire Police HQ on 12 July. Thirty five members and paying guests spent an informative day learning about the threat, defence measures, training and exercising plus a case study. Due to the raised profile of CBRN in UK it is hoped that the CBRN PWG will work with other branches to develop learning. Andy McCombe, Chair of the East Midlands Branch, said that it was great to see so many members from other branches making the trip to improve their knowledge and network with other members and guests.