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21
Sep

Gold Coast to push for Australia-first dusk beach patrols after damning safety report

Gold Coast Bulletin, 18 September 2015. SURF lifesaving heads will go to Mayor Tom Tate today to back Australia-first dusk patrols on our busiest beaches after a damning report into their safety. Operating officer at Surf Life Saving Queensland, George Hill, has called for more flagged areas and twilight patrols to lessen the number of

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18
Sep

Vodafone displays disaster recovery skills with emergency network demo

Computerworld NZ, 15 September 2015. Vodafone NZ has demonstrated its portfolio of emergency network options for remote, zero-coverage areas, as part of a live civil defence simulation for customers and the emergency services. The solutions showcased help first response teams establish 4G connectivity within minutes of arriving on-site, to provide temporary remote coverage in disaster

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14
Sep

Victoria Police search and rescue squad officers put lives on line to save people in peril

Herald Sun 13 September 2015. MORE people have been on the international space station than have qualified to work for Victoria Police’s search and rescue squad. And of those 173 successful officers, just 78 have been given a fulltime position since the squad was formed 58 years ago. It’s an elite commando style unit and

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09
Sep

Sunshine Coast surf skills program fun for youngsters

Sunshine Coast Daily, 8 September 2015. CHILDREN from across the Sunshine Coast will take to the water to learn vital beach safety lessons as part of Surf Life Saving Queensland’s award- winning Little Lifesavers program during the coming school holidays. The initiative introduces school-aged children to basic principles of water safety in a controlled environment, and can put

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02
Sep

Busy bushfire season predicted for Australia’s most populous regions

Published September 1 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald. The most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with the strengthening El Nino in the Pacific. A swath of land stretching from south-eastern South Australia to the north of Rockhampton in Queensland, and

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10
Jul

Conrad Barr appointed new ACT State Emergency Service chief officer

Announcement ran in Canberra Times 8 July 2015. Minister for police and emergency services Joy Burch has promoted Conrad Barr to chief officer of the ACT State Emergency Service. Mr Barr, who has almost three decades of experience in emergency response and management, will commence his new role on September 21. “Conrad is currently deputy chief

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09
Jul

Emergency services in Tasmania join forces to help heart attack victims

Original article published on ABC News 7 July 2015 by Bianca Gurra Emergency services in Tasmania believe they are leading the way globally with a new partnership co-ordinating access to defibrillators which can save the lives of heart attack victims. The partnership means that when someone calls triple-0, Ambulance Tasmania can notify the contact person for

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02
Jul

Firefighters and paramedics honoured for service following Christchurch Earthquake

Published 30 June 2015 84 Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and six Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AusMAT) Taskforce personnel have been recognised for their humanitarian efforts following the devastating 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. The group was deployed a day after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people and injuring thousands

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01
May

Surf Life Saving Qld helicopter to land at SAR Conference

Surf Life Saving Qld will land one of their VH-NVG Eurocopter EC135P2 helicopters (call sign Life Saver 45) on the Pavilion Lawn in front of Jupiters Gold Coast’s Conference Centre Wednesday 6 May at 8:15am. Attendees of the Search and Rescue Conference will have the opportunity to hear from Surf Life Saving Qld about the

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27
Apr

Sydney hail storm: Severe weather pushes 1,000 new jobs onto stretched SES

Article published by ABC News 26 April 2015 The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) says it has received about 1,000 calls for help since a severe hail storm hit Sydney and the Blue Mountains late yesterday, adding to the backlog created by a powerful east coast low earlier in the week. Hail and

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