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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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07
Sep

Doug King’s Safety Story

Australian Maritime Safety Authority Doug King works as a Pilot Boat Coxswain for Port Phillip Pilots in Victoria. One day during a routine pilot transfer Doug experienced his first man overboard event in almost 40 years on the water. Listen to Doug’s story about what happened that day and how it proved to him just

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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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02
Feb

Drones: Future Tool Of Outdoors Search And Rescue?

January 21, 2016, 12:16 pm |  Sean McCoy   Search and Rescue: The term conjures images of dangerous work under stressful conditions with high stakes at hand. In the future, drones will likely be a tool for SAR professionals, perhaps something like a crevasse-penetrating concept unveiled this week. A new Search and Rescue (SAR) tool

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18
Sep

Vodafone displays disaster recovery skills with emergency network demo

Computerworld NZ, 15 September 2015. Vodafone NZ has demonstrated its portfolio of emergency network options for remote, zero-coverage areas, as part of a live civil defence simulation for customers and the emergency services. The solutions showcased help first response teams establish 4G connectivity within minutes of arriving on-site, to provide temporary remote coverage in disaster

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09
Sep

Sunshine Coast surf skills program fun for youngsters

Sunshine Coast Daily, 8 September 2015. CHILDREN from across the Sunshine Coast will take to the water to learn vital beach safety lessons as part of Surf Life Saving Queensland’s award- winning Little Lifesavers program during the coming school holidays. The initiative introduces school-aged children to basic principles of water safety in a controlled environment, and can put

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13
Apr

Panel to Highlight Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) is a one-day event held on the 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast. The Conference will feature a Panel Discussion entitled Future Trends in the Search and Rescue Industry, featuring leading industry professionals from well-respected SAR organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Moderator of the Panel:

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26
Mar

Meet the SAR Conference Speakers: Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead, Queensland State Search and Rescue

Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead of Queensland’s State Search and Rescue 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

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