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07
May

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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29
Apr

5 Innovations Changing the Face of Search and Rescue

  Whether it’s saving lives via air, land or sea, the world of search and rescue has been significantly impacted with the increase and advancement of technology. Innovations are consistently improving the way we plan, conduct and report on operations, with a far higher degree of accuracy than ever before. Check out our top five

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29
Apr

5 Facts About Search & Rescue Dogs You Didn’t Know

Check out our top five facts about search & rescue dogs. As crucial team members, we can’t help but be impressed at their abilities. Several Environmental Factors Can Impact the Success of an Air-Scent Dog’s Search Dogs in general have the ability to detect scent from an impressive distance, search and rescue dogs are specially

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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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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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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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02
Mar

The Behaviour of Lost People; How Psychology of a Person Can Help or Hinder the Searcher

While understanding the physical characteristics and trends of lost people is important to a search coordinator, it is also vital that some understanding of the psychological aspects of their behaviour is utilised during the planning stage.  As per Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are some basic physiological requirements of all humans such as food, water,

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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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