It is just an exercise

A report in the Northern Echo is a good example of pre-publicity for an emergency response exercise in the UK This sort of thing is quite rare: usually it is assumed that the exercise will not be noticed. Im surprised the paper gave it so much coverage. The report gives the time and date, and…

Is there such a thing as a simple simulation?

I was involved in a discussion the other day (no names, no pack drill) with someone who offered to provde a working simulation which required only ten lines of prose to state. (No technology, no website, just 10 lines of prose.) I havent seen it, but I confess I am sceptical and have been worrying…

Whoops!

Example here of an emergency response simulation that was apparently mistaken for reality. The Honolulu Star Bulltein reports: “North Shore evacuation only a drill By Star-Bulletin staff POSTED: 11:21 a.m. HST, Dec 31, 2008 The city is conducting an evacuation exercise this morning in Haleiwa and Waialua and emphasizes to residents that it is not…