Bitte mitmachen! Studie zum Thema Warnung der Bevölkerung

An den Universitäten Jena und Greifswald untersuchen wir „Sozialwissenschaftlichen Aspekten der Warnung der Bevölkerung“. Das Projekt wird vom Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe gefördert. Warnungen werden in Deutschland von verschiedenen Behörden herausgegeben, z.B. Kommunen, Polizei, Deutscher Wetterdienst. Es wird z.B. vor Naturgefahren, Chemieunfällen, Großfeuer, Angriffen etc., gewarnt. Warnungen werden über Radio- und Fernsehsender und zunehmend…

Study on Psychological and Social Aspects of Warnings for the Population – please participate (german only)!

Im Projekt „Sozialwissenschaftliche Betrachtung verschiedener Aspekte der Warnung der Bevölkerung (SAWaB)“ beschäftigen wir, Forscher der Universität Jena und der Universität Greifswald, uns mit der Frage, wie Warnungen von Behörden gestaltet sein müssen, damit diese für die Empfängerinnen und Empfänger gut verständlich und hilfreich sind. Diese Studie hilft, die Verständlichkeit von Warntexten und die Nützlichkeit von…

INVOLVE: Development of Training Tools and Modules

On May 4th, FinkA INVOLVE met with members of the German Red Cross in Ludwigsburg. The aim was to discuss and develop trainings for volunteers regarding interconnectedness with other actors on a regional level. It was a chance to integrate theoretical models and practical knowledge in the creation of training tools. Furthermore, it was an…

FinkA in Delhi and Bangalore

In the context of the Indo-German Initiative for Civil Security Research Prof. Strohschneider travelled to India in early March 2017. He participated in a binational project meeting in New Delhi and then continued to Bangalore, where he met with the Indian partners of the INVOLVE-project, namely Jija Hari Singh from the Karnataka State Fire and…

Report of the First Trainer-Academy

Trainer-Academy The 1.Trainer-Academy took place in FinkA from 29.03 to 02.04.2016. Nine participants mastered three computer simulation programs (Moro, MS Antwerpen and Schokofin) by playing, practicing and discussing. Besides, they attended some theoretical modules like Teamwork, Computer-Simulation-Basics, Behavior in Stress and Communication. New ideas, born during this academy, could be tuned into many successful projects…

New PhD!

FinkA member  Mareike Mähler successfully defended her dissertation on interorganizational cooperation of police and fire brigades. Congratulations!

“Handbuch Stabsarbeit” erschienen

“Handbuch Stabsarbeit”, edited by FinkA member Dr. Gesine Hofinger and Rudi Heimann, is the first German book on crisis and emergency management teams bringing together authors from police, fire brigades, industry, public sercives and psychology. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-48187-5

FinkA discusses possible research cooperation with Emirates Airlines Training Center

In order to further test and develop concepts of heterogeneous team development using mid-fidelity computer simulations at FinkA, André John has met with Dr. Niklas Dahlström, a long-term friend of FinkA, to discuss possible large-scale collaborations with the Training College of Emirates Airlines last December. This picture was taken outside the Emirates Training College in…