Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
Peter Tully, QDN Peer Leader in conversation with Kristie McKenna, Emergency Manager, Ipswich Council discussing disability inclusive disaster risk reduction.
Disability-inclusive disaster planning means people get support matched to their needs, frees up emergency services and makes emergency managers’ jobs easier. It boosts disaster resilience for everyone.
Images provided by the Disability Inclusive and Disaster Resilient Queensland Project.
One interviewee told us: ‘It would’ve been lovely if somebody had cared.’
Air raid wardens in Washington, D.C., conduct a practice air raid.
Office for Emergency Management, Office of War Information/National Archives
Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.