Paul Carlyon, member of Surf Lifesaving New Zealand Board of Directors joins us this May.
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 andRead More
Think you can identify a rip? You may need to think again.
As drowning deaths soar to extreme highs this summer, frightening new research from the country’s peak lifesaving body has found 70 per cent of Australians who believe they can identify an ocean rip actually cannot. It’s a misguided confidence that claims, on average, 20 lives each summer. Coastal drowning deaths jumped by 24 per centRead More
How drones are transforming search and rescue
When Daniel Trollope first found himself in a wheelchair he thought his life was over. A devastating few seconds underwater in a fateful scuba diving course meant he would never achieve his dreams. In an instant, his hopes of becoming a helicopter pilot or a police diver were replaced by fears of lengthy settlement proceedingsRead More
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 runningRead More