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One of your own: Lessons from an incident

Now in its 4th consecutive year, 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

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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 know

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RAC Rescue completes 5,000th aeromedical response

Perth-based RAC Rescue helicopter service completed its 5,000th mission in mid-October after 13 years of providing aeromedical retrieval and search and rescue services in Western Australia’s south-west. Operated on contract by CHC Helicopter (CHC), the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ (DFES) RAC Rescue helicopter service commenced operations in Perth in 2003 with one Bell 412EP. “It is

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