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19
Nov

2016 SAR Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held at the Jupiter’s 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

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11
Nov

Search and Rescue dog training with the MFB

Search dogs form a vital part of any Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. The dogs have the ability to detect the scent of deeply entombed persons in a collapsed structure, allowing the USAR team to focus their efforts and affect the rescue. In the clip below, handlers and dogs from all over Australia, including

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05
Nov

2016 ANZ Search and Rescue Conference

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on 1 June 2016 at Jupiter’s Hotel on the Gold Coast. The Conference will continue to provide a platform of discussion that began this year for the Search and Rescue Community; tackling the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continuing

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27
Oct

Search and rescue dogs get national body

9 News Tails are wagging, thanks to volunteers Luke and Tracy Edwards. Their 1000km walk with their dogs from Victoria to Canberra back in 2012 to raise awareness of the importance of skilled volunteer search and rescue dog teams has reaped benefits. Returning to Canberra on Wednesday, the couple, along with their dog Beathan, will

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21
Oct

Abstracts Open for the 2016 ANZ Search & Rescue Conference

The 2016 Conference will continue to provide a platform of discussion that began in 2015 for the Search and Rescue Community with the aim to tackle the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements. The 2016 Program will be designed to challenge,

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13
Oct

Preparing for Disasters

Emergencies can strike at any time and can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a long time and, for some, lives will never return to the way they were before. While emergency services do all

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09
Oct

Up to 40 per cent of navy’s future systems could be unmanned

News.com.au Up to 40 per cent of the Navy’s future force could be based on unmanned systems according to a senior officer. Speaking at the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney on Tuesday, the Navy’s aviation capability manager Captain Al Whittaker said the force would integrate unmanned systems in the air, on the surface

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06
Oct

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Business Insider Last summer, the Harvard RoboBee project introduced their tiny, bee-like robots capable of pollinating crops. Now, the same miniature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions. The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts.  Early funding for the project was

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29
Sep

Drones, electric barriers and sonar to help keep sharks away in Australia

Mashable As summer approaches in Australia and people head back to the water, public concern about shark attacks naturally increases. To counter the threat, swimmers, fishermen and surfers could soon find beaches going high-tech. To examine possible technological solutions to shark attacks, global experts gathered in Sydney on Tuesday for the New South Wales (NSW)

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24
Sep

QLD Fire & Emergency Services Commissioner wants photoelectric smoke alarms in all homes

The Courier Mail QUEENSLAND’S Fire and Emergency Services boss is pushing for the State Government to make it mandatory to install photoelectric smoke alarms in homes to cut the growing number of deaths in house fires. Commissioner Katarina Carroll revealed the QFES had made a submission to the Palaszczuk Government, declaring the reform would “save

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