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 thousandsRead 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: Brian Guthrie CareFlight
Brian Guthrie, C3 Operations Manager, CareFlight 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. The aim of the conference is toRead More
Medical Rescue at the Search and Rescue Conference
Medical Rescue will be covered at the Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference being held at the Gold Coast. Search and Rescue helicopters recue and aeromedical retrieval services require well trained rear crew with both SAR and medical skills, experience and qualifications. Medical conditions may result in the need for rescue, or will result from exposureRead More