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2 Weeks To Go – Submit Your Abstract for SAR Conference

Do not miss out on the opportunity to present on your latest research, program or findings. It is only two weeks until the close of abstracts for the Search & Rescue Conference. We would like to offer you an opportunity to present alongside some of Australia’s leading search and rescue practitioners. The focus of the ...

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02
Feb

New aviation rules could mean minute-by-minute tracking for aircraft in distress: UN agency

All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft more easily. The new measures are in response to last year’s disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in what remains one of history’s great aviation ...

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05
Feb

This Spherical Rescue Drone Is Straight Out Of Star Wars

Flying drones inside burning buildings while looking for disaster survivors is incredibly hard, but it’s also one of the most promising applications of the machines. That’s why the Gimball search and rescue drone, billed as the world’s first collision-proof drone, was just awarded $US1 million in the United Arab Emirates’ Drones for Good competition.   ...

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12
Feb

Recreational surfers do as many rescues as volunteer surf lifesavers

Training recreational surfers in rescue techniques could boost the number and effectiveness of rescues they perform, a new study says. Recreational surfers are saving as many people from drowning as volunteer surf lifesavers and a new study suggests they undergo further training to prepare them for the “eventuality of having to perform a rescue”. The ...

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19
Feb

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: John Young, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

John Young, GM, Emergency Response Division, AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The aim of ...

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17
Mar

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Julie Cowan, Founder of Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc.

Julie Cowan, Founder of Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc (SRDA) will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The aim of the ...

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20
Mar

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Martin Boyle, CEM – Field Support & Emergency Coordinator, Australian Antarctic Division

Martin Boyle, CEM – Field Support & Emergency Coordinator, Australian Antarctic Division will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The ...

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23
Mar

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead, Queensland State Search and Rescue

Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead of Queensland’s State Search and Rescue will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) on the 6 May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The conference brings together leading search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating search and rescue. The aim of ...

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26
Mar

Aussie drone startup assists New Zealand search and rescue operation

Originally published by Startup Smart, 2 April 2015 by Broede Carmody Sydney startup Flirtey is one step closer to achieving its goal of running the skies with drones after successfully completing a trial with New Zealand’s national search and rescue organisation. The company, which hopes to use flying robots for commercial on-demand deliveries, assisted New Zealand ...

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02
Apr

Fire Rescue Safety Australia confirms sponsorship

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is pleased to announce Fire Rescue Safety Australia Pty Ltd has become a sponsor of the one-day event, being held at Jupiters Gold Coast 6 May 2015. Fire Rescue Safety Australia Pty Ltd (FRSA) is an industry specialist offering a unique capability.  They offer a complete managed solution encompassing equipment supply and programmed ...

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07
Apr