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1 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 The Third International Fire & Safety Conference & Expo Crisis Management Systems www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson1

2 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 GOOD EVENING & WELCOME Stephen Johnson MIFireE Over 31 years Fire & Rescue service experience Worked on behalf of the British Government and United Nations, in the UK, Middle East and Kosovo, in the field of Operational Emergency Preparedness and Response. Developed and delivered a variety of training innovations for public and private establishments. Developed and delivered Leadership/Incident Command mentoring Programmes worldwide Advisor and assessor to numerous UK Fire & Rescue Services on Incident Command. www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson2

3 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 SHUKRAN www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson3

4 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 SHARED VISION Message Kuwait Fire Service Directorate : The aim of the Kuwait fire service directorate is to provide necessary protection to life and property from fires, collapses, events and natural disasters and their prevention. The vision approach of the Kuwait fire service is ranked first in distinction among the government agencies and the civil bodies in Kuwait. www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson4

5 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Mabrook, Youve come along way! www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson5

6 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 History of Major Disasters & Incident Preparedness 1.Emergency Management Systems 2. Advanced Communication Technology 3. Global Awareness, Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness 4. Pro-active Strategies 5. Rights and Community Based Approach 6. Disaster Preparedness 7. Effective Action www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson6

7 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 The 1948 Civil Defence Act The Local Government Act 1972 The Civil Protection in Peacetime Act of 1986 The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 History of Major Disasters & Incident Preparedness Cont… May 1985 - Bradford City football stadium fire Dec 1988 Clapham rail crash Aug 1985 - Manchester airport Boeing 737 fire Dec 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster Mar 1987 – Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes Jan 1989 Kegworth Air crash Nov 1987 – Kings Cross fire Apr 1989 Hillsborough tragedy Jul 1988 – Piper Alpha Aug 1989 Marchioness sinking Perceptions of emergency planning changed towards the end of the 1980s for two main reasons. - Changes in the world situation after the cold war. - there was a succession of tragic events in the UK during the late 1980s www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson7

8 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 – Failings in risk assessment and appropriate prevention mechanisms. History of Major Disasters & Incident Preparedness Cont…. Our study of major incidents around the world has lead us to develop bespoke Crisis Management Systems – Lack of joined-up planning. – Poor inter-agency co-operation, collaboration and command and control – Response deficiencies in handling casualty enquiries, communication procedures, providing material and psychological welfare to survivors and relatives. www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson8

9 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 Introduction to Crisis Management Systems BE WARNED….. There is a tension between planning for a crisis and dealing with a crisis. The more elaborate the plan, the more likely it is to be ignored!!!! We need living, workable plans that link Operational Procedures to the training of our personnel. OUR PEOPLE ARE THE KEY!! CRISIS MANAGEMENTSYSTEMS www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson9

10 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WORKSHOP OVERVIEW DAY 2 DAY 3 International Accreditations of Standards & Procedures Strategic Operational Risk Analysis & Mapping Emergency & Contingency Planning – Industrial Sector Building a National Response Capability for Disasters Promoting Community Safety in the Home Mr. Donald Garringer Mr. Bob MckeeMr. Orlando Hernandez Mr. Brian WardMr. Peter Dartford www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson10

11 State of Kuwait 3rd Intl Fire & Safety Conference & Expo 4-6 March 2014 To Conclude… Enjoy your Conference. Shukran www.kfsd.gov.kw - Stephen Johnson11


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