The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) will be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016.
The 2016 Conference will continue to provide a platform of discussion that began in 2015 for the Search and Rescue Community. ANZSAR aims to tackle the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements.
The Conference theme ‘Land, Sea & Air’ is designed to challenge, demonstrate and encourage discussion on four defining topics, which includes:
- Technology and Operations: “How are advancements in technology changing the way SAR operations are conducted?”
- Training: “How do we ensure that people are appropriately trained and have the right skills for all different aspects of SAR?”
- Organisation: “How do we enhance the interconnectedness between multiple SAR agencies to coordinate the most effective SAR response?
- SAR Stakeholders: Lost Person Behaviour (Mental Health) and Crisis Management and Communication Strategies
This unique Conference provides a platform of discussion for the Search and Rescue community to continue their learning and understanding of others research and experiences. The Program includes 6 Keynotes, 26 Forums and Poster Presentations.
Covering 52.8 million square kilometres of Search and Rescue services, Australia is notorious for our prodigious Search and Rescue capabilities. ANZSAR will help unite the Australian and New Zealand SAR community to ensure that our services continue to be of high standard.
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The Conference Committee are pleased to announce that a Major Prize will be drawn at the conclusion of the Conference proceedings. One lucky Conference Delegate will win a Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter.
“With an integrated, stabilised camera, your Phantom 3 Professional brings your imagination to life. Flying is made easy. From take-off to landing, it is completely under your control, responding to your commands while automatically handling the most complex aspects of safe, stable flight.”
Register now to be in the draw.
*Delegate must be in the room to win.
- Duncan Ferner, Secretariat Manager, NZ SAR Council
- Dr Melanie Irons, PhD crisis communication and the use of social media
- Dean Lawrence, National President, Royal New Zealand Coastguard
- Dr Paul Luckin, Medical Consultant, SAR Training Australia
- Dr Jane Shakespeare Finch, Associate Professor School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology
- Ms Amber Young, Regional Aviation Manager – Northeast Region
- Leonie Briggs, Manager, WA State Emergency service Canine Unit
- Steve Cooke, Officer in Charge, SAR Unit, Australian Federal Police
- Alexander Cox, Doctor, ASEM
- Mark Delany, General Manager, Toll Remote Logistics
- Dene Duthie, Auckland Search and Rescue Coordinator, NZ Police
- Neryl East, Director, Neryl East Communications Pty Limited
- Emmeline Finn, Clinical Director – Training and Education, CareFlight Group
- Greg Gill, Chief Aircrew Officer, QGAIR
- Peter Graham, Director, UASSA
- Will Glenn, Commander, Metropolitan Fire Brigade
- Tim Jones, Flight Paramedic/ Rescue Crewman, Medical Rescue
- Tom Jory, Program Coordinator, NSW State Emergency Service
- Daniel Lack, Medical Student, University of Queensland
- Simon Mortensen, Head of Department Marine, DHI Water & Environment
- John Moy, Executive Manager, VESTC, Qld Fire and Emergency Services
- Rob Orr, Co-Chair Tactical Research Unit, Bond University
- Mark Rice, Senior Engineering Fellow, Honeywell
- Adam Ricketts, Account Manager, Fleetsu
- Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW
- Michael Wear, Search & Rescue Coordinator, WA Police
- Jim Whitehead, State Search and Rescue Coordinator & Training Officer, Qld Police Service
|Technology & Operations||Martin Boyle, CEM, Field Support and Emergency Management Coordinator, Australian Antarctic Division|
|Organisation||Eddie Bennett, Director, Medical Rescue|
|SAR Stakeholders||Mark Cattell, Operations Manager, Victoria State Emergency Service|
|Training||Rhett Emery, NSSP Coordinator, New Zealand Search and Rescue Council|
|Organisation||Stephen Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters|
|Training||Sergeant Jim Whitehead, State Search and Rescue Coordinator & Training Officer, Queensland Police Service|
|Technology & Operations||Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW|
Welcome Message from Conference Chair
On behalf of the 2016 ANZSAR Conference Advisory Committee I would like to personally invite you to attend the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, on Wednesday 1st June 2016.
ANZSAR will follow on from the Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference giving the opportunity for emergency management and search and rescue practitioners to access three days of outstanding presentations by national and international experts.
ANZSAR brings together the volunteer and professional search and rescue community to share new ideas, highlight best practice, and discuss recent events. This is a unique opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of skilled practitioners across air, land and sea disciplines. It is an exciting time to be part of the search and rescue industry as it continue to grow and adapt with developments in emerging technology and the increasingly high profile of search and rescue missions worldwide.
With an impressive program of keynote speakers and targeted forums it makes this the premier conference to attend in the Oceania region.
I look forward to meeting you all in June.
CEM, Field Support and Emergency Management Coordinator
Australian Antarctic Division
Who Should Attend
From Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific region SAR professionals
Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
SAR16 will follow the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference which will be held at Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast on 30 – 31 May. The two Conferences have come together to form a partnership by aligning the dates of the events, offering the two industries the most significant Conferences on the 2016 calendar.
The two events offer an extensive program incorporating over 120 industry speakers, an all-encompassing exhibition and networking opportunities across the 3 days.
|Special discount rates are being offered to those that wish to attend both Conferences.
To find out more about what the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference has on offer please visit www.anzdmc.com.au
2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors
|Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) is the state’s official volunteer marine rescue service, committed to our mission of saving lives on the water. MRNSW is one of the largest volunteer marine rescue groups in Australasia with 45 units, 3000 active volunteers and 82 rescue vessels providing a 24/7 marine radio and rescue safety net across the coastline and on key inland waterways.
MRNSW officially took to the water on January 1 2010, the product of a successful merger of three former rescue organisations: the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (marine fleet).
Sponsors & Exhibitors
2015 Sponsors and Exhibitors
The Conference Committee would like to thank the 2015 Sponsors and Exhibitors
|Australian Maritime Safety Authority
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) plays a key role in the safety and efficiency of Australia’s growing maritime sector. AMSA oversees commercial vessel safety standards, protects the marine environment, provides infrastructure to support safe navigation and provides maritime and aviation search and rescue services for Australia. www.amsa.gov.au
|Fire Rescue Safety Australia Pty Ltd (FRSA)
Fire Rescue Safety Australia Pty Ltd (FRSA) is an industry specialist offering a unique capability. We offer a complete managed solution encompassing equipment supply and programmed maintenance with a range of value added solutions, including consultancy, training, health and labour hire. If you’re looking for an Emergency Management partner look no further. www.frsa.com.au
Founded in 2003, Aspen Medical is an Australian-owned, multi award-winning, global provider of guaranteed and innovative healthcare solutions across a diverse range of clients in the Defence, Mining, Oil & Gas, Government and Humanitarian sectors. The company has operations across Australia, the Pacific, the US, Europe, Africa and the Gulf region.
Critical Comms provides busy two-way radio professionals with an easy-to-use, readily available source of information, crucial to gaining valuable industry insight. Members have access to thousands of informative items across a range of media channels including a print + digital magazine, weekly eNewsletter and www.CriticalComms.com.auTo subscribe simply visit: www.CriticalComms.com.au/member/new
|Australian Institute of Emergency Services
The Australian Institute of Emergency Services offers members of emergency service and affiliate organisations the opportunity to be a member of a professional body dedicated to the progression and recognition of the Emergency Service role in the community.The Institute acts as an independent forum where members can be heard and their opinions shared with other emergency service members. We provide a voice for the Emergency Services, by speaking out on issues that affect our members and the community in general. www.aies.net.au
|Australian Security Magazine
The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold Australia-wide in selected newsagencies. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals. www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/
|Asia Pacific Security Magazine
The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers. www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/
|Johnny Appleseed GPS
Johnny Appleseed GPS has been supplying hardware solutions for disaster management for over 15 years, including GPS systems, satellite messengers, emergency beacons, rugged mobile computers, and UAVs. We have a highly capable team of staff to server and support our customers locally www.ja-gps.com.au/
|Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
The Society was established in 1981 by practitioners who foresaw the emergence of the specialty of emergency medicine and the future implications for the care of acutely ill patients attending hospital “casualty departments”. From those beginnings emerged the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, formally incorporated in 1984. The Society continues to provide a forum for discussion and debate on issues of relevance to emergency medicine. www.asem.org.au/
|Surf Life Saving Qld
Surf Life Saving Queensland is the state’s peak beach safety and rescue authority, and one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia. SLSQ is built on one fundamental principle: to save lives. SLSQ is directly affiliated with, Surf Life Saving Australia and the International Lifesaving Federation.SLSQ is a member of the State Disaster Management Group, State Disaster Coordination Group and Local Disaster Management Groups in numerous local governments across Queensland. Our vision is ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’
Operating for 25 years, Covertex is a world leader in the design and manufacture of rapidly deployable structures and shelters. Tried and tested, our products are used by emergency response, disaster relief, military and humanitarian organisations in over 20 countries. Products include:
|NGIS Australia Pty Ltd
As a leading provider of location-based technology solutions, NGIS Australia offers unparalleled expertise in applying advanced spatial technologies across a broad range of business environments. Backed by sophisticated project management and independent advisory services, our solutions are designed to custom-fit each organisation. We specialise in leveraging geospatial data and creating innovative GIS applications that drive cost efficiencies and add to the business value chain. www.ngis.com.au
RedR Australia is a leading humanitarian agency for international emergency relief. We provide skilled people and training to help communities rebuild and recover in times of crisis. When disaster strikes, we mobilise the right people with the right skills to make a difference. Our internationally recognised training courses prepare aspiring aid workers for life in the field and help experienced humanitarians further hone their skills. www.redr.org.au
|Charles Darwin University
Named in honour of the scientist Charles Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin University emphasises and encourages innovative study and research. We are now a world leader in Environmental research, ranking in the top four universities in Australia and New Zealand for research quality in Environmental Science and Ecology. We are also in the top two per cent of all the world’s universities and only 25 years old. With student needs being an upmost priority, CDU offers challenging and practical courses delivered face-to-face and online.www.cdu.edu.au
Knowing where you are and being able to communicate your location to a third party is fundamental to feeling safe. QR2id.com multi-purpose location identifiers provide practical information to users of space, as well as a unique identifier with verified GPS coordinates for an accurate and timely response in an emergency.
|People in Disasters
Pivotel Group is an Australian owned and operated satellite communications company offering a secure, reliable Australian satellite network across a range of satellite service providers. Pivotel provides the most extensive range of satellite voice, data, personal safety and asset monitoring solutions and with network interconnect points across Australia users can rely on their connection to the Pivotel Network Gateway to transmit sensitive information quickly and securely.
Cruiser Interactive produces touchscreen software that transforms the way people collaborate in meeting rooms and operations centres. Our award-winning Cruiser product facilitates multi-user collaboration between touch surfaces anywhere in the world. Users can seamlessly flick content to surrounding screens, walls and tables for immersive collaboration.
ArcusIT Solutions provide emergence management solutions that allow fast, effective response to emergency situations through reliable voice/data communication, secure capture of incident data and real-time mapping – anytime and anywhere. We specialise in design and building of emergency operations centres, specialised emergency vehicles, and satellite mobile and portable communications.
|CASES COM AU
CASES COM AU specialises in storage and transport cases. Briefcases, racks, packers and mobile workstations are available for immediate delivery from our GO, PACE and TREKA ranges, while just about any design is available from our BLUE CAT Custom Shop. We offer intricate CNC inserts, obligation free design assistance, as well as fast lead times and shipping
SeeChange sources the best emergency preparedness and disaster recovery products from the world’s most trusted brands. Many of our products are endorsed by the Australian Red Cross and offer useful portable power, communication and lighting solutions which can greatly assist those who are in the most need. Or for those looking for that extra peace-of-mind in preparation for if the worst was to happen.
Quartermaster Australia is a 100% Australian owned family company that specialises in providing meal packs and electrolyte solutions for emergency services. We have our own exclusive range of quality meals and a simple to use self-heating system. Customisation of packs to suit customer needs is also available. www.quartermaster.com.au
Noggin is an Australian leader in enterprise resilience technology with its next generation cloud based software platform “Noggin” – helping manage disruption, smarter. The Noggin resilience platform has a proven track record in emergency and risk management, work safety, BCM and security incidents, compliance and employee/stakeholder communications for corporations and government agencies.Noggin OCA provides a sophisticated workflow system that enables organisations to manage all types of hazards, big and small, providing a better return on investment overall. www.noggin.com.au