How does altitude affect the body and why does it affect people differently?
Every year, thousands of people travel to high-altitude environments for tourism, adventure-seeking, or to train and compete in various sports. Unfortunately, these trips can be marred by the effects of acute altitude sickness, and the symptoms vary from person to person. To understand why people are affected differently, we have to look at how theRead More
The Behaviour of Lost People; How Psychology of a Person Can Help or Hinder the Searcher
While understanding the physical characteristics and trends of lost people is important to a search coordinator, it is also vital that some understanding of the psychological aspects of their behaviour is utilised during the planning stage. As per Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are some basic physiological requirements of all humans such as food, water,Read More
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 onlyRead More
The role of social media in SAR situations
Using social media in SAR and disaster management is fast becoming an integral part of operations. But how can social media in search and rescue help the recovery effort more quickly? Dr Melanie Irons, Psychology Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, keynote speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, SeaRead More
Chinese vessel joining search for MH 370
Media Release Office of The Hon Warren Truss MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development WT031/2016 29 January 2016 As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 continues, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that a Chinese ship, Dong Hai Jiu 101, will be deployedRead More
Drones: Future Tool Of Outdoors Search And Rescue?
January 21, 2016, 12:16 pm | Sean McCoy Search and Rescue: The term conjures images of dangerous work under stressful conditions with high stakes at hand. In the future, drones will likely be a tool for SAR professionals, perhaps something like a crevasse-penetrating concept unveiled this week. A new Search and Rescue (SAR) toolRead More
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,Read More
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 theRead More
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. TheRead More
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. TheRead More