Crisis Response

Canada's response to Hurricane Matthew

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew. [node:read-more:link]

Breaking: Several killed in shooting at Munich mall

At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET). [node:read-more:link]

Breaking News: Bastille Day Massacre

In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard.  [node:read-more:link]

Three people killed, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter in the city’s west end on Friday. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said officers are trying to determine what caused the collision, adding that the weather – icy roads and bitter cold – could be a factor. [node:read-more:link]

Mosque shooter kills 49 in New Zealand

Forty-nine people are dead and more than 20 are seriously injured after a heavily armed gunman clad in military-style gear opened fire during prayers at a mosque in the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. A second mosque was also targeted in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack” making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” [node:read-more:link]

Muscle Memory and Visualization

The mind is a powerful training tool for those working in crisis response. Repetitive training creates the ‘muscle memory’ essential for the automatic responses required in high pressure situations to carry out motions flawlessly, expeditiously and, ultimately, unconsciously. [node:read-more:link]


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