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Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief July 2019

CROWD MOVEMENT Crowd dynamics and dangers As the Crown Residences, Barangaroo Metro station and other major Barangaroo projects are built over the coming years, the residential population and average daily foot traffic throughout the Barangaroo precinct is set to considerably increase. These larger crowds will require Barangaroo Delivery Authority to employ effective crowd management measures […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief May 2019

CIMT FOCUS AREA The Value of an Impact Assessment   What is an Impact Assessment? An Impact Assessment is a tool used by organisations for assessment and response planning following an incident. The Impact Assessment should be used regularly during the management of an incident to identify areas suffering high impact that require effort and/or […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief March 2019

CASE STUDY Case Study: Protests in Public Spaces St Kilda Race Riots On 5 January 2019, hundreds of people descended onto St Kilda Beach to commence what would eventuate into two days of explosive race riots between far-right and anti-racism groups. By the end of the two days police would arrest multiple people, with politicians […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief January 2019

THREAT ENVIRONMENT World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019 Global risks report – top 5 risks The Global Risks Report for 2019 has recently been released by The World Economic Forum (ref. 1). The report presents commentary around the current global risks and outlines the top risks in terms of likelihood of occurring. The risk […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief November 2018 edition

CURRENT THREAT ENVIRONMENT Thunderstorm Asthma Warnings – November 2018 In early November 2018, an alert was issued for areas of New South Wales (NSW) of an incumbent storm front which could trigger serious breathing problems for a large number of people due to the phenomena of Thunderstorm Asthma. A major Thunderstorm Asthma event occurred in […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief September 2018 edition

CURRENT THREAT ENVIRONMENT NSW bushfire season  – starting earlier and lasting longer   NSW Rural Fire Service declared the earliest total fire ban in history on 15 August 2018.   NSW fire crews battled at least 83 fires across the state, prompting authorities to take the unusual step of declaring fire bans in Sydney, the Illawarra […]

Incident Management Intelligence Brief

Incident Management Intelligence Brief June 2018 Edition

CURRENT THREAT ENVIRONMENT AIDR Major Incidents of 2016-2017 The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) issued a report to provide an overview of major incidents that involved the fire and emergency services sector during the financial year 2016-17. Many of these were extreme weather events, as listed below. This list of events highlights the frequency […]