‘Exclusion Zones and ARPC’s Interaction with First Responders’
In conjunction with Finity Consulting and FPL Advisory, ARPC has published a paper on the economic impact of exclusion zones that are applied during major disruptive events such as terrorism incidents or large-scale civil commotions.
Addressed within the paper are the standard, industry-accepted exclusion zones and a quantification of the potential impact on lives and financial losses in major Australian cities. The paper also addresses further implications to consider for biological and chemical attacks, and other hypothetical examples.
The research paper draws on ARPC’s terrorism catastrophe models to analyse variations in the cost of business interruption for businesses impacted by exclusion zones. ARPC has used this analysis as the basis for many discussions with State and Territory Police over the past two years.
The paper, which has been written for first responders and other industry stakeholders, highlights that exclusion zones are a necessary tool that should be used to reduce the risk to the public, stabilise property and assist the post-investigation process. The paper also finds that business interruption losses are extremely sensitive to the size of the exclusion zone set by the emergency responders.
To access a copy of the research, please contact us.