A multi-module training course that will address contemporary challenges in the Fire and Rescue Service and the wider emergency services community and enable a resilient response to challenging events that society demands.
At a time when we are facing uncertainty from the lasting impact of COVID-19, the obvious indications in recent patterns of weather of the impact of climate change and the enduring threat from terrorism, there has never been a more appropriate time to look at the topic of resilience. It is an essential element of how society responds to its emerging challenges.
When extreme events happen, lives are immediately at risk. Assessing that situation and deciding what are the appropriate and proportionate responses involves taking decisions. Those have to be taken by commanders given the responsibility to act and deploy resources to mitigate loss of life. Their ability to make those decisions depends fundamentally on the speed with which they can develop a mental picture of the incident, how it is unfolding at present and its likely evolution.
The aim of this modular programme is to help individuals and organisations confront the issues created by the need to deploy members of the emergency services into harm’s way and provide a clear and unambiguous framework for decision-making. It confronts the central dilemma and helps develop commander’s ability to make decisions under pressure.