Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season
Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the Gunner Government plans to start putting power lines underground, six months after Cyclone Marcus left some 28,000 homes in theRead More
What emergency preparations should I make for my pet?
You know what to do in an emergency, right? You’d probably grab the photo albums, gather the pets and make a run for it. But have you really thought about how you’ll save your pets? It’s a great idea to have an emergency plan for the animals in your care, so you can give themRead More
Do you have ideas on how we respond to disasters?
Via MyPolice Rockhampton In times of disaster it can be difficult for government staff to access and assess areas that are hardest hit by a disaster, as basic infrastructure including roads, communication, electricity and water are often severely damaged. Disaster coordination centres and senior staff require real time data to assist, across multiple systems andRead More
Join us at The Star Gold Coast this May!
The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will this year be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 This one day event aligns alongside the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May. With an emphasis on discussion, debate and ideas exchange, the Program will includeRead More
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Night vision goggles the new firefighting tool for aerial crews
Fighting fires from the air at night will be a “game changer” according to Emergency Management commissioner Craig Lapsley. Rather than grounding the fleet of helicopters and aircraft that water-bomb fires during daylight hours, an Australian-first trial is proving that firebombers can continue operations at night with the right technology and safety considerations. “We knowRead More
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),Read More
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