Community Resilience Education And Military (CREAM)

Participant’s information
Family name/first name
jonpercival
Host institution during the project
Association of Greater Manchester Authorities
Area of expertise / professional role / SIM code
Planning
Please specify
Resilience / evacuation plan
Risk assessment / hazard mapping
Level of involvement in the action
Direct involvement
Date of the questionnaire entry
10/05/2017
Source of your information
Professional experience
Basic information about the action
Title of the action
Community Resilience Education And Military (CREAM)
Acronym of the action
CREAM
Are you evaluating an action in its entirety or only a specific sub-section?
Entire action
Starting date (real or provisional)
Starting year (to specify)
Please specify
2015
End date (real or provisional)
End year (to specify)
Please specify
2015
Espresso's Challenge concerned
Disaster Risk Reduction
Thematic context of the action
Education/information/communication/outreach
Description of the action
CREAM: Community Resilience Education And the Military A Community Covenant Funded Project held at Kingsway School, Stockport On 2nd September 2015, the day before the autumn term formally started,15 different organisations, each with a role in responding to emergencies, delivered a multi-agency enterprise day at Kingsway School, Stockport. The day opened with the Head teacher welcoming students back from their holidays before a military wake up call by the Sergeant Major had everyone sat up straight in their seats, Aims of the day To promote stronger ties between military and civilian communities To help young people to understand how different responders, including the military, work in emergencies To learn about staying safe in emergencies To focus on building personal resilience ahead of the academic year To develop transferable skills, such as teamwork, working cooperatively and meeting deadlines To explore career opportunities, including in the military and uniformed services What was achieved?  Over 600 year 7 and year 10 students got involved in understanding emergency response  They visited nearly 20 displays, having a chance to explore ambulances from NWAS and the British Red Cross; fire appliances and command vehicles; tactical aid units and armed response vehicles used by Greater Manchester Police; as well as pollution control equipment used by the Environment Agency; vehicles deployed by Network Rail and equipment used by the Armed Forces.  Emergency responders delivered 90 interactive taught and practical sessions  At the end of the day 11 role play exercises were run concurrently to enable students to see how they would make decisions in an emergency if they were in charge  All students accessed careers advice shoulders back, ready to watch a news clip showing the emergency unfolding in Stockport. With senior commanders from the Military, fire and rescue service, police and ambulance service put on the spot about how they would be responding, students then moved into small groups for the rest of the day. In activities linked to the curriculum, students explored how science, geography, critical thinking, business studies and health and social care are all important in responding to an emergency. Using the scenario of a train derailment during a heat wave, many students had the opportunity to understand in depth, how one agency would respond to an incident, the skills they would bring and the issues they would consider. Students then quizzed six other agencies on their roles and their experiences of working in emergencies before learning how all responders work together to make the response integrated and effective. As part of learning about working in partnership, responders helped students to set up the types of command structures used in emergencies and to role play how to make decisions to help those affected. Meanwhile, other students used sport to understand how to take command on the ground, the fitness levels required to join blue light responders, as well as rehearsing police tactics. Recognising how important it is to look after people, students interested in humanitarian assistance practised first aid skills, learnt about evacuating and sheltering those affected and worked with both the statutory and voluntary sectors to learn about caring for those caught up in emergencies. Along a similar theme, military chefs worked with catering students to understand emergency feeding, how to keep food nutritious and safe, and how to be creative using the most basic military ration pack. With student involvement at the heart of the day the event was filmed by media students with mock news clips produced for both BBC and ITN. The day closed with an inspiring and motivational speech from the Mayor of Stockport. Agencies involved In addition to the emergency services, participation came from the Military, AGMA, British Red Cross, Electricity North West, Environment Agency, Highways England, ITN, Met Office, Public Health England, Network Rail, Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester. GMRF and all its partners thank The Kingsway School for hosting the event.
State of progress of the action
Completed
Territories concerned by the action
United Kingdom
Spatial scale of the action
Local scale
Regional scale
Type(s) of hazards concerned by the action
Cascading effects
In which language(s) have the action-related documents been formulated?
English
Risk evaluation and understanding (Average : 4)
Does the action have an impact on the fundamental scientific understanding of natural risks and/or climate change?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Please evaluate the action's influence on transparency and public access to non-sensitive natural risk and/or climate change data
4 : strong impact
Is the action able to federate different fields of expertise?
4 : strong ability
Does the action contribute to create, enrich or improve data contents?
2 : limited contribution
Does the action have an impact on local risk culture or risk memory among the population?
5 : very strong impact
Does the action integrate local and indigenous knowledge?
5 : Local knowledge fully integrated
Optimising governance (Average : 3.2)
Does the action contribute to integrating scientific research into public policy or decision making process?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Please evaluate the action's impact on improving the coordinated cooperation between various institutions/organizations from DRR and CCA?
4 : strong impact
Does the action contribute to improving the quality control of norms and standards relating to disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation?
5 : very strong contribution
Please evaluate the action's contribution in reducing incoherence between existing legal, normative and contractual references in the field of disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation, including between different countries
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
What is the action's contribution towards reducing incoherencies in the management of different natural hazards in view of an evolution towards a multi-hazard approach?
3 : moderate contribution
How does the action contribute towards integrating civil society and local business/private sector in decision making processes?
4 : strong contribution
Does the action contribute to building or maintaining the expertise, knowledge and/or skills among public bodies?
0 : no contribution
Investment for increasing resilience (Average : 3)
What is the action's contribution to ensure the funding of new initiatives and equipment (retrofit of critical infrastructure, building of laboratories, implementation of outreach programmes...)?
3 : moderate contribution
How would you describe the action's impact on promoting public and private actors' self-investment in preventing and reducing disaster risk or adapting to climate change?
3 : moderate impact
Please evaluate the action's contribution to risk sharing/transfer via appropriate financial instruments (insurance, etc.)
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
How does the action contribute to economic development (innovation, new markets, job creation)?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Please evaluate the action's contribution to reducing social vulnerability by decreasing poverty and developing social safety nets
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Disadvantaged and/or socially isolated groups (children/senior citizens/people with disabilities, racial/sexual/religious minorities) have specific needs in terms of risk prevention. Does the action account for these needs?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Improvement of response (Average : 4)
Does the action contribute to establishing or improving early warning systems, including via the implementation of crisis simulation exercices?
4 : strong contribution
Does the action contribute to better identifying and quantifying the impacts of natural hazards, particularly long term effects?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action contribute to creating opportunities for reducing vulnerability during the post-disaster reconstruction phase? (Build Back Better)
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Please evaluate the action's contribution to facilitating emergency response and population evacuation in the event of a crisis
4 : strong contribution
Please evaluate the action's impact on the timespan needed for the restoration of critical facilities and services (transportation, healthcare, energy...)
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Potential for transformative change (Average : 3.17)
Does the action enhance political will to act on disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Please evaluate the action's contribution to promote local population's involvement in disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation activities
4 : strong contribution
Is the action sustainable from an economic point of view (e.g. maintenance costs)?
0 : Further financing required in order to ensure sustainability
Does the action account for environmental sustainability (respect and preservation of natural landscape, biodiversity, ecosystems, soil and water quality...)?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action explicitly take into account climate change issues?
5 : Yes
Is the action transferable to a different territorial, national or cultural context?
4 : Very easily transferable
Is the action transferable to a different spatial or temporal scale?
3 : Easily transferable
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Chapter 1: From Disaster Risk Management to Disaster Risk Governance
Please evaluate the action's contribution in reducing incoherence between existing legal, normative and contractual references in the field of disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation, including between different countries
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action contribute to integrating scientific research into public policy or decision making process?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action contribute to creating opportunities for reducing vulnerability during the post-disaster reconstruction phase? (Build Back Better)
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Chapter 2: Sharing Knowledge : 3.67
Is the action able to federate different fields of expertise?
4 : strong ability
Does the action contribute to integrating scientific research into public policy or decision making process?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action integrate local and indigenous knowledge?
5 : Local knowledge fully integrated
Does the action have an impact on the fundamental scientific understanding of natural risks and/or climate change?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Does the action contribute to create, enrich or improve data contents?
2 : limited contribution
Does the action contribute to better identifying and quantifying the impacts of natural hazards, particularly long term effects?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Chapter 3: Harmonizing Capacities : 3
Does the action contribute to building or maintaining the expertise, knowledge and/or skills among public bodies?
0 : no contribution
Does the action contribute to improving the quality control of norms and standards relating to disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation?
5 : very strong contribution
Does the action contribute to establishing or improving early warning systems, including via the implementation of crisis simulation exercices?
4 : strong contribution
Chapter 4: Institutionalizing Coordination : 3.5
Please evaluate the action's impact on improving the coordinated cooperation between various institutions/organizations from DRR and CCA?
4 : strong impact
What is the action's contribution towards reducing incoherencies in the management of different natural hazards in view of an evolution towards a multi-hazard approach?
3 : moderate contribution
Chapter 5: Engaging Stakeholders : 3.83
How does the action contribute towards integrating civil society and local business/private sector in decision making processes?
4 : strong contribution
Does the action integrate local and indigenous knowledge?
5 : Local knowledge fully integrated
How would you describe the action's impact on promoting public and private actors' self-investment in preventing and reducing disaster risk or adapting to climate change?
3 : moderate impact
Please evaluate the action's contribution to promote local population's involvement in disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation activities
4 : strong contribution
Is the action transferable to a different territorial, national or cultural context?
4 : Very easily transferable
Is the action transferable to a different spatial or temporal scale?
3 : Easily transferable
Chapter 6: Leveraging Political Commitment : 1.5
Does the action enhance political will to act on disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation?
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
What is the action's contribution to ensure the funding of new initiatives and equipment (retrofit of critical infrastructure, building of laboratories, implementation of outreach programmes...)?
3 : moderate contribution
Please evaluate the action's contribution to risk sharing/transfer via appropriate financial instruments (insurance, etc.)
I do not know or I do not wish to answer
Is the action sustainable from an economic point of view (e.g. maintenance costs)?
0 : Further financing required in order to ensure sustainability
Chapter 7: Developing Communication : 4
Please evaluate the action's influence on transparency and public access to non-sensitive natural risk and/or climate change data
4 : strong impact
Does the action have an impact on local risk culture or risk memory among the population?
5 : very strong impact
Action's evaluation