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06
Aug

When is it OK to call an ambulance?

When would you call 000 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is progressing so rapidly that you’ll give birth before you can get to hospital? Weakness from prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea? If you take a look at some Australian ambulance websites, none of these examples meet their definition

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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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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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19
Jul

Half of Hospital Doctors Work ‘Unsafe Hours’, Audit Reveals

More than half of doctors in Australia’s public hospitals are working unsafe hours — some more than 70 hours in a single shift. A new audit by the Australian Medical Association found that 53 per cent were on rosters that placed them at significant or higher risk of fatigue. Intensive care physicians and surgeons were

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03
Jul

Ambulance VIC Changes Save 39 Extra Lives

An overhaul of Ambulance Victoria’s emergency responses has seen paramedics treating more critical patients instead of non-urgent cases, saving more lives. Victorian paramedics have saved 39 extra lives and were able to respond to 7000 other critical cases within 15 minutes thanks to an overhaul of the emergency response system. Ambulance Victoria changed its clinical

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19
Jun

In the Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless

The revolution in driverless vehicles will make many jobs obsolete. In the US alone, it is estimated that driverless vehicles will wipe out 4.1m jobs. Truck drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers and Uber drivers will be out of work, and sooner than you might think. But automation can be a force for good, doing jobs more cheaply,

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02
Jun

New Fire and Emergency Levy Scrapped After Incorrect Modelling, NSW Government Admits

The NSW Government has backed down on a new fire and emergency services levy, admitting its modelling was wrong and the extra cost on fully insured small and medium businesses was unfair. The new levy was set to come into effect on July 1 to replace the Emergency Services Levy on insurance policies. It would

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18
Oct

Red Cross calls for massive funding boost

The Red Cross is calling for a radical change to risk management in Australia, and says disaster preparation needs to become as normal as wearing a seatbelt. The organisation, one of the world’s biggest disaster relief agencies, has warned if nothing changes, relief costs will rise beyond the ability to pay for them and people

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