19
Feb

Join us at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

Now in its 4th consecutive year, the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will this year be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 This one day event aligns alongside the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May. With an emphasis on discussion, debate and

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16
Feb

Australian Defence Force to assist Commonwealth Games security operation

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Gold Coast authorities in ensuring the security of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ADF, who are responsible for Australia’s army, navy and air force, will deploy 1,000 personnel to help with the effort. Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force will also assist the Queensland Police Service (QPS),

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06
Feb

Why Submit an Abstract to the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference?

Looking to expand your network, further your skills and learn more about the future of search and rescue from seasoned industry professionals? Discover the benefits of submitting an abstract to the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference and get started on your piece today!  Share your experience As a Presenter, you not only

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15
Nov

NSW Triumphs in National SES Rescue Challenge

With over 50 years’ experience in general rescue, road crash rescue, and flood rescue between them, the NSW SES Port Macquarie team showed they had all the right skills to defeat rescue crews from around Australia to score a first place victory at the prestigious National Disaster Rescue Challenge over the weekend. NSW SES Commissioner

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20
Oct

Rise of the Female Firefighter: Bushfire Brigade Ranks Filling Up With Women

Female firefighters across the country are increasingly taking on frontline volunteer roles that were once the sole preserve of men. Traditionally, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s volunteers were drawn from rural landholders with men fighting the fires and women in support roles. But the service has made a concerted effort to encourage women

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11
Oct

New Tech Fitted to Emergency Services Vehicles To Help Save Lives

The ACT Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service have been armed with a life-saving tool for frontline workers, with the installation of automatic external defibrillators.  Minister for Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said the defibrillators had been fitted in ambulances and fire and rescue vehicles – and were being rolled out to rural fire and emergency service vehicles, with 91 new

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30
Aug

What’s the Future for Fire Protection in Australia?

The Grenfell fire disaster in London serves as a stark reminder about why properly installed and maintained working fire protection systems are so critical. While the cause of the Grenfell fire is not yet known, the extraordinary speed at which the fire spread is widely believed to have been aided by the building’s recently added

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23
Aug

How Fire, Police and Ambulance Emergency Responders Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Think of our emergency services and the traumatic scenes we expect these police, ambulance and fire staff to cope with mentally as part of their everyday jobs in our community. How do they deal with the harrowing sights that greet them at car crashes or fires where someone is killed?  How do they live a

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10
Aug

Emergency Services Receive Cash Boost Courtesy of State Government

Thousands of dollars have been pumped into emergency services across Nillumbik. More than $190,000 was distributed to six CFA and SES units under the state government’s emergency services volunteer sustainability grants program. Wattle Glen CFA received $67,667 for a station upgrade including glass doors, retaining walls and sealing the car park. Nillumbik SES were handed

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31
Jul

TAS Union Calls for PTSD Law Changes

Tasmania’s largest health union is calling for legislative change so paramedics have easier access to post traumatic stress disorder treatment. The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) has submitted a discussion paper to the state government and wants PTSD to be recognised as a prescribed disease under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. Currently, it’s

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