Wednesday, 28 February 2007


Another lecture from the military bloke from the first week yesterday - this time on major incidents. All about organisation and contingency planning. Was pretty interesting, although I was struggling a little bit to believe that the Tay Bridge is a potentially major terrorist target!

The main 'take-home' message (why do people call it that? it makes me think of party bags I used to get as a kid, but they are nowhere near as interesting!) was that attention to detail is extremely important in dealing with major incidents. It was neatly summarised by our lecturer in the mnemonic, 'MDM MFG' - 'Minor Detail Missed, Major F*ckup Guaranteed'.

Again, nice. At least I'll remember it.

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