MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations

The MedicAlert Autism Program allows emergency responders to make better decisions to help people in times of need

MedicAlert a voice for autistics in crisis situations
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2360The silver identification bracelet that indicates an existing condition to first responders has been a valuable tool for decades. In 1953, a teenage girl named Linda Collins cut her finger badly. At the hospital, she received a tetanus shot, had a severe allergic reaction and almost died. After that incident, her parents began attaching a […]

Fireplace ban endangers lives during an emergency

It's apparently more important to protect the environment than it is to allow humans the tools to survive in a crisis

Fireplace ban endangers lives during an emergency
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It’s apparently more important to protect the environment than it is to allow humans the tools to survive in a crisis

The art behind making disasters manageable

The book Dull Disasters examines how we can get ahead of the inevitable cataclysmic events, rather than resorting to futile generosity after the fact

The art behind making disasters manageable
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The book Dull Disasters examines how we can get ahead of the inevitable cataclysmic events, rather than resorting to futile generosity after the fact

How to cope with scarcity in a time of disaster

If a disaster wipes out a lot of inventory, that scarce or non-existent inventory has a higher value with more dollars chasing fewer goods

How to cope with scarcity in a time of disaster
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If a disaster wipes out a lot of inventory, that scarce or non-existent inventory has a higher value with more dollars chasing fewer goods

When public safety gets caught in the middle

In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?

When public safety gets caught in the middle
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In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?

When lending a helping hand becomes official policy

In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?

When lending a helping hand becomes official policy
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In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?

How civic unrest can explode – and overturn status quo

The violent 1990 protest in London over the proposed poll tax resulted in a change in policy and the departure of Margaret Thatcher

How civic unrest can explode – and overturn status quo
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BONNER: The violent 1990 protest in London over the proposed poll tax resulted in a change in policy and the departure of Margaret Thatcher

Where would you want to spend the apocalypse?

In the event the worst happens, the best place to weather a man-made disaster is probably far from crowded and chaotic urban centres

Where would you want to spend the apocalypse?
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ROBINSON: In the event the worst happens, the best place to weather a man-made disaster is probably far from crowded and chaotic urban centres

Is your city resilient enough to handle disaster? And are you?

No city's emergency plan focuses enough on what we can do to protect ourselves, like planting trees, stiffening homes against wind and getting survival gear

Is your city resilient enough to handle disaster? And are you?
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BONNER: No city’s emergency plan focuses enough on what we can do to protect ourselves, like planting trees, stiffening homes against wind and getting survival gear

Can our cities cope with protest and unrest?

Events like the protest in London's Grosvenor Square in 1968 can help us understand how violence builds and how we can minimize its impact

Can our cities cope with protest and unrest?
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BONNER: Events like the protest in London’s Grosvenor Square in 1968 can help us understand how violence builds and how we can minimize its impact