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Q&A With Adam Thomson: Search & Rescue Professional

Search and Rescue Professional Petty Officer Adam Thomson is our newest ambassador for the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. From deployment in the Middle East through to rescuing and resuscitating his nephew from a jetski incident, discover more of Petty Officer Thomson’s story and drive behind his passion for search 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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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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New helipads on Overland Track to increase safety

Five new helipads have been built on the Overland Track to increase the safety of walkers and search and rescue aircrews. Parks and Wildlife Service acting Northwest Region manager Brendon Clark said the helipads have a working load of five tons and safer boardwalks for approaches and departures. They have replaced the former timber helipads

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Marine Rescue volunteers honoured for selfless service

Sixty years of collective dedication to the safety of others on Central Coast’s waterways was recognised this week with six Marine Rescue volunteers receiving medals and clasps for their selfless community service. On Saturday Peter Ashworth and Kevin Sullivan received­ 10-year clasps to their National Medals, signifying 25 years of service, at a presentation at

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