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Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: George Hill, COO at Surf Life Saving Queensland

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is pleased to announce George Hill, COO at Surf Life Saving Queensland will be presenting at the one-day event being held on 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. George Hill officially joined Surf Life Saving Queensland in a professional capacity in January 1999 following more than 24 years of involvement ...

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08
Apr

Panel to Highlight Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is a one-day event held on the 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The Conference will feature a Panel Discussion entitled Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry, featuring leading industry professionals from well-respected SAR organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Moderator of the Panel: ...

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13
Apr

Returned from a recent SAR deployment?

On behalf of the 2015 Search & Rescue Conference Committee we would like to extend the early bird rate to our colleagues who have missed the discounted registration deadline due to SAR deployment. The 2015 Australia & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on the 6 May at Jupiters Gold Coast. The ...

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16
Apr

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Confirms Silver Sponsorship

The Australia & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is pleased to announce the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has confirmed as a Silver sponsor of the event, being held at Jupiters Gold Coast 6 May 2015. 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 ...

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17
Apr

New order for Selex ES search-and-rescue radars

Article originally published on United Press International (UPI.com) 17 April 2015 by Richard Tomkins   Search-and-rescue radar for special mission jets of Cobham Aviation Services in Australia have been ordered from Britain’s Selex ES, the company announced. Under the multi-million dollar award Selex ES will provide its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array surveillance radar, which will ...

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20
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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27
Apr

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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01
May

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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02
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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09
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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10
Jul