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19
Mar

‘PolSAR’ a Police Search and Rescue Tool

For decades Police Rescue search coordinators being the head of profession for Search and Rescue (SAR) have used paper topographical maps for the search coordination of missing persons.   The need to rapidly find a location, utilise missing persons behaviour data, upload & download GPS data with the ability to draw on a computer based

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27
Feb

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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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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05
May

Virtual Reality Training for NSW Mines Rescue Brigadesmen

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held this month on the 24 May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, (previously Jupiter’s) Queensland.  The conference again follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Matthew Farrelly, Technical Manager, VR at NSW Mines Rescue joins us next month

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03
Nov

Aussie rescue drone takes off at METS

An innovative search and rescue product from Australian manufacturer, SOS Marine, has been nominated in the lifesaving and safety equipment category at this year’s DAME Design Awards held in conjunction with the METSTRADE exhibition. The Little Ripper rescue system comprises a drone equipped with a Rescue Pod that can be dropped to swimmers in distress

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16
Sep

Surf Life Saving Central Coast to use drones for search, rescue & surveillance

Surf Life Saving Central Coast will be one of just two branches in Australia to use drones for search, rescue and surveillance operations­ this summer. Successful applicants from the Central Coast and Sydney branches will be trained as drone operators in Sydney this weekend to ensure they will be ready to hit the ground running

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17
Aug

Emergency crews respond to mock earthquake scenario in Adelaide.

Emergency crews have responded to a simulated earthquake scenario in Adelaide to test their response capabilities to a “catastrophic event”. Some 21 Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) members, as well as six volunteers from the State Emergency Service (SES), worked to rescue multiple “casualties” from a collapsed five-storey building. The simulated earthquake recovery exercise took place

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28
Jul

SAR Tech: Queensland Invest $1 Million in Drones

SAR Tech: The Queensland Government will commit $1 million to the development of drone technology. Announced this week by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, the scheme is a partnership between government, The Boeing Company, Insitu Pacific, Telstra, and Shell’s natural gas QGC project. The funding, delivered by the state’s innovation platform Advance Queensland, will assist startups and

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