Lessons in Resilience: Learning from Exercise Winter Storm and the Response to Storm Arwen

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Lessons in Resilience: Learning from Exercise Winter Storm and the Response to Storm Arwen

By Emergency Services Times

We delve into the intricate world of disaster preparedness and response through the lens of two significant events: Exercise Winter Storm, and the crisis of Storm Arwen.

This session invites you to hear from the professionals who design and execute emergency exercises, offering invaluable insights into how these simulated scenarios are essential for building resilience and ensuring a successful response when the unexpected strikes.

Deepen your understanding of the multi-agency approach to resilience and come away better equipped to face the challenges that nature can throw your way.

Key takeaways:
  • Uncover the essential components that make an emergency exercise effective - planning, execution and evaluation - and the importance of realistic scenarios, clear objectives and participant engagement.
  • Explore how developing strong multi-agency relationships is the cornerstone of resilient disaster response, and how these crucial partnerships are leveraged during both exercises and real crises.
  • Gain practical insights into designing winter-specific emergency exercises, recognising the unique challenges of cold weather events, and learn how to create scenarios that mimic these conditions effectively.
  • Learn how the lessons and experiences from exercises like Winter Storm are applied to real-life situations, such as the response to Storm Arwen. Discover the critical role that prior training plays in the swift and efficient response to natural disasters.
Date: Thursday 23 November 2023, 14:00

Catherine Levin, Editor, Emergency Services Times

Helen Hinds, Business Resilience & Emergency Planning Lead, Northumberland County Council
Rob Simpson, Police Sergeant, Cheshire Constabulary

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