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Crisis management


Bradford is not the only major city that has resorted to hurricane strikes to attract young people into the profession.

Gateshead Stadium was recently turned into the operational centre for a disaster relief team made of up 100 schoolchildren who had to provide a water supply, shelter and sanitation for a fictional 10,000 people left homeless by a hurricane.

The day-long exercise was developed in conjunction with the ICE's Appropriate Technology Board, and involved a series of challenges similar to those tackled in Bradford.

It was run by 20 volunteers from Northern Counties Association with help from Gateshead Council, Northumbrian Water, and Newcastle University's head of civil engineering Barry Clarke.

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