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06
Aug

When is it OK to call an ambulance?

When would you call 000 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is progressing so rapidly that you’ll give birth before you can get to hospital? Weakness from prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea? If you take a look at some Australian ambulance websites, none of these examples meet their definition

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13
Apr

The Personal and Organisational Resilience that helped me achieve 25 years and 4000 missions

The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Star Gold Coast.  Mr Dave Greenberg, Emergency Management Consultant joins us at the Conference to present ‘The Personal and Organisational Resilience that helped me achieve 25 years and 4000 missions’. Biography Dave’s first book,

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20
Oct

Rise of the Female Firefighter: Bushfire Brigade Ranks Filling Up With Women

Female firefighters across the country are increasingly taking on frontline volunteer roles that were once the sole preserve of men. Traditionally, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s volunteers were drawn from rural landholders with men fighting the fires and women in support roles. But the service has made a concerted effort to encourage women

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11
Oct

New Tech Fitted to Emergency Services Vehicles To Help Save Lives

The ACT Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service have been armed with a life-saving tool for frontline workers, with the installation of automatic external defibrillators.  Minister for Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said the defibrillators had been fitted in ambulances and fire and rescue vehicles – and were being rolled out to rural fire and emergency service vehicles, with 91 new

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23
Aug

How Fire, Police and Ambulance Emergency Responders Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Think of our emergency services and the traumatic scenes we expect these police, ambulance and fire staff to cope with mentally as part of their everyday jobs in our community. How do they deal with the harrowing sights that greet them at car crashes or fires where someone is killed?  How do they live a

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10
Aug

Emergency Services Receive Cash Boost Courtesy of State Government

Thousands of dollars have been pumped into emergency services across Nillumbik. More than $190,000 was distributed to six CFA and SES units under the state government’s emergency services volunteer sustainability grants program. Wattle Glen CFA received $67,667 for a station upgrade including glass doors, retaining walls and sealing the car park. Nillumbik SES were handed

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19
Jul

Half of Hospital Doctors Work ‘Unsafe Hours’, Audit Reveals

More than half of doctors in Australia’s public hospitals are working unsafe hours — some more than 70 hours in a single shift. A new audit by the Australian Medical Association found that 53 per cent were on rosters that placed them at significant or higher risk of fatigue. Intensive care physicians and surgeons were

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02
Jun

New Fire and Emergency Levy Scrapped After Incorrect Modelling, NSW Government Admits

The NSW Government has backed down on a new fire and emergency services levy, admitting its modelling was wrong and the extra cost on fully insured small and medium businesses was unfair. The new levy was set to come into effect on July 1 to replace the Emergency Services Levy on insurance policies. It would

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