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20
Apr

Mr Edward Bennet, CEO & Chief Remote Pilot with the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver joins us next month.

The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Star Gold Coast.  Mr Edward Bennet, CEO & Chief Remote Pilot with the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver joins us at the Conference to present ‘Drones in SAR. The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver journey from

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19
Apr

Mr Duncan Ferner, NZSAR Secretariat Manager at NZSAR joins us next month.

The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Star Gold Coast.  Mr Duncan Ferner, NZSAR Secretariat Manager, NZSAR joins us at the Conference to present ‘NZSAR Environmental Scan’. Abstract What are the factors that are likely to impact on the future demand

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19
Feb

Join us at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference

Now in its 4th consecutive year, the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will this year be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 This one day event aligns alongside the Australian & 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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06
Jun

Discussion of issues, challenges and opportunities in SAR

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air took place last week at Jupiter’s Gold Coast. Opening with a fascinating Keynote presentation from Dr Paul Luckin AM, Medical Consultant, SAR Training Australia on time frames for survival in SAR, Dr Luckin talked about how to assess time frames

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26
May

Government announces $2.7m for new Tuggeranong SES station

The ACT government has announced $2.7 million in funding for a new purpose-built State Emergency Service station in Tuggeranong. Announcing the money as part of the government’s upcoming budget, Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell said the station would better equip the territory’s volunteers to respond to extreme weather events. “The SES is one of our

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24
May

Search and rescue robot uses static electricity to stick to virtually any surface

The key to any successful search-and-rescue operation is knowing what you’re dealing with, but especially for complex and time-consuming missions, that can be challenging. One possible solution: tiny flying robots that can canvas an area and return up-to-date information. Current “microbots” tend to run out of energy quickly, but scientists are close to overcoming that

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23
May

EgyptAir MS804: search and rescue at sea is never easy

The disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, presumed lost over the eastern Mediterranean on a flight between Paris and Cairo with all 66 on board, is the latest passenger aircraft to go missing. The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 along with its 239 passengers over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 still looms large –

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23
May

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, Sea

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23
May

Post-quake preparedness: the lowdown on emergency water

Every Wellingtonian knows they live under the big risk of an earthquake. But complacency creeps in. The batteries die, the matches get damp, the water goes stale and slimy. However, new reports reinforce the stark potential impact on a region fed by one vulnerable highway and airport. Wellington Water estimates a high intensity quake on the Wellington Fault

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