Mr. Frank Klimaschewski Ph.D.
Future Forces Forum World CBRN & MEDICAL Congress (CEBIRAM) 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018
Researcher / Lecturer / Consultant
Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg
Emergency Readiness in the local Community – Developing A Learning Civilian Preparedness Network to Increase the Efficacy of Interagency Disaster Responses
Classical approaches to strategic planning often view local communities as passive recipients of the professional services provided by fire brigades, ambulances, police, military etc. However, numerous large-scale disasters have shown that civilians were forced to organize themselves in the midst of events since emergency services either, could not reach the location or, were simply overwhelmed and stretched beyond capacity. Early development of civilian emergency response capabilities and adaptability will play an important part in future learning communities. Systematic professional support of training and practice in various types of civilian organizations such as schools, churches and certain companies can potentially create a powerful self-help dynamic that supports the efficacy of interagency disaster response organisations. A pragmatic bottom-up approach coupled with a top-down professional support can help to create and establish a permanent civilian emergency preparedness culture currently absent in most countries, but needed in view of the many risk potentials facing societies today. Ongoing disaster risk assessments as well as regular improvement and training cycles together with emergency services followed by critical evaluations would contribute toward a successful growth of emergency readiness in the local community.
05/2009 - External Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.), Department of Educational Science and Vocational Pedagogy, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany
Thesis on leadership and coaching coach in the learning organization https://www.hsu-hh.de
2016 - present - CEO & Researcher, Uranium Medical Research Institute (UMRI), UK Registered Charity Number 1165517, London / Washington US / Hamburg
09/2008 - MSc Medical Physics UCL, London
07/2001 - Teaching Degrees / Electronics, Engineering /Pedagogy/English / Social Science - Politics