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29
Apr

3 Search & Rescue Missions That Impacted the World

Search and rescue missions take place across the globe on a daily basis. While we don’t hear about the challenges, successes and logistical operations of each and every rescue, there are a few missions that make headlines around the world. Check out three of the major search and rescue missions that impacted the world. Malaysia

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07
Mar

Australia’s vanishing bushwalkers

“NOT all those who wander are lost.” It’s a popular line – written by JRR Tolkien for his fantasy trilogy The Lord Of The Rings – that frequently appears in memes posted by philosophical adventure-seekers on social media. But for those who venture into the unknown to explore the natural wonders of the world, and are unable

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05
Mar

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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15
Nov

NSW Triumphs in National SES Rescue Challenge

With over 50 years’ experience in general rescue, road crash rescue, and flood rescue between them, the NSW SES Port Macquarie team showed they had all the right skills to defeat rescue crews from around Australia to score a first place victory at the prestigious National Disaster Rescue Challenge over the weekend. NSW SES Commissioner

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25
May

Race against time to rescue male hiker still missing in Gold Coast Hinterland

The clock is ticking for a 58-year-old man lost in rugged bushland west of the Gold Coast, with authorities saying he can probably survive only another four days. The man called triple-0 for help on Saturday night after becoming lost while on what should have been a 10-hour hike to Running Creek Falls in the

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23
May

TFSS – what is the time frame for survival?

The duration of survival without food is greatly influenced by factors such as body weight, genetic variation, other health considerations and, most importantly, the presence or absence of dehydration. For total starvation in healthy individuals receiving adequate hydration, reliable data on survival are hard to obtain. At the age of 74 and already slight of

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10
May

Forum speaker announcement: Mr Peter Graham, Director, UASSA on UAS Services Australia

We are pleased to announce Mr Peter Graham, Australian Director and Senior Maritime operations Consultant, UASSA as a speaker at The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air to be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016. Mr Graham will speak in the

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21
Apr

SAR continuing to find last survivors in Equador Quake

Search and rescue efforts are continuing after a magnitude 6.2 quake shook Ecuador’s already devastated Pacific coast before dawn on Wednesday (local time). Military, police and search & rescue teams are descending on the country’s northern coast as the search for survivors goes on. Many remote villages have yet to be reached with help, food

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14
Apr

Wolverines to help sniff out avalanche victims in SAR operations

They are vicious and wild and can cause an injury, but they might be useful in SAR operations to help find missing avalanche victims. The wolverine is one of the most powerful, thievish, daring, and efficient killing machines known to man,” writes Mark Allardyce in Wolverine: A Look into the Devil’s Eyes. The creature’s English

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31
Mar

Session speaker announcement: Dr Emmeline Finn, Clinical Director, Training and Education, CareFlight Group on CareFlight Retrieval Medicine

We are pleased to announce Dr Emmeline Finn, Clinical Director, Training and Education, CareFlight Group who will speak at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air – 1 June 2016. Dr Finn will speak in the Training stream on ‘Training in an aeromedical environment – CareFlight Retrieval

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