• Conference Secretariat 07 5502 2068
  • sar@anzdmc.com.au
22
May

Top 5 Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

We all know lending a helping hand can make us feel pretty good inside – but did you know volunteering offers you a wealth of mental and physical advantages? Celebrate National Volunteering week by discovering the benefits of becoming a volunteer. #1: Volunteering will improve your mental health In joining together with a team for

Read More
07
May

Q&A With Adam Thomson: Search & Rescue Professional

Search and Rescue Professional Petty Officer Adam Thomson is our newest ambassador for the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. From deployment in the Middle East through to rescuing and resuscitating his nephew from a jetski incident, discover more of Petty Officer Thomson’s story and drive behind his passion for search and

Read More
29
Apr

5 Innovations Changing the Face of Search and Rescue

  Whether it’s saving lives via air, land or sea, the world of search and rescue has been significantly impacted with the increase and advancement of technology. Innovations are consistently improving the way we plan, conduct and report on operations, with a far higher degree of accuracy than ever before. Check out our top five

Read More
29
Apr

5 Facts About Search & Rescue Dogs You Didn’t Know

Check out our top five facts about search & rescue dogs. As crucial team members, we can’t help but be impressed at their abilities. Several Environmental Factors Can Impact the Success of an Air-Scent Dog’s Search Dogs in general have the ability to detect scent from an impressive distance, search and rescue dogs are specially

Read More
29
Apr

3 Search & Rescue Missions That Impacted the World

Search and rescue missions take place across the globe on a daily basis. While we don’t hear about the challenges, successes and logistical operations of each and every rescue, there are a few missions that make headlines around the world. Check out three of the major search and rescue missions that impacted the world. Malaysia

Read More
12
Nov

Why inability to cope with uncertainty may cause mental health problems

Not knowing is an uncomfortable experience. As human beings, we are naturally curious. We seek to understand, predict and control – it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Uncertainty can feel dangerous because we cannot predict with complete confidence what will happen. As a result, both our hearts and minds may race. While

Read More
05
Nov

Present at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Friday 14 June 2019. The conference theme for 2019 will be SAR Never Sleeps  –  Past, Present and Future of Search & Rescue. Topics at the conference will include multi-agency collaboration, communication, critical skills, leadership and decision making while considering

Read More
22
Oct

Workers too scared to take mental health leave

Mental health leave is becoming increasingly common yet more than half of workers are too scared to take it. Two thirds of jobseekers surveyed by SEEK feel society has become more accepting of workers taking a mental health day to deal with conditions such as depression, burn out or anxiety. Still, 55 per cent have

Read More
15
Oct

Invictus Games support dogs could change lives for the better

For years, Vietnam War veteran John Hume lived with the trauma of watching dozens of men drown during the 1969 collision between HMAS Melbourne and a US destroyer — but he’s finally reconnecting with the world, thanks to the “sad brown eyes” of his support dog Oriana. His case is the perfect example of the

Read More