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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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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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17
May

Evolution of radio direction finding and location technologies

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held at The Star Hotel Gold Coast next week on the 24th May. The conference follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Ventura Rigol, System Engineer, VP at RHOTHETA joins us to discuss ‘Evolution of radio direction finding and

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16
May

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR)

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held at The Star Hotel Gold Coast next week on the 24th May. The conference follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Steve Campbell, Chairperson at Youth Search and Rescue joins us to discuss ‘Technology and Operations/Emergency Management: Youth

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08
May

The capabilities provided by the Martin Jetpack

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held in a few weeks’ time on the 24th May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, (previously Jupiter’s) Queensland.  The conference follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue. Mr Michael Read, VP Sales & Customer Delivery at Martin Aircraft joins

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20
Apr

Micro Drones for Location Determination in Search and Rescue

The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held next 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. Dr Mark Rice, Senior Engineering Fellow at Honeywell joins us next month on the

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02
Mar

Why some search and rescue efforts end at the dump

False activations of life-saving emergency beacons are an increasing problem, and a costly time waster, for responders making up about 80% of all activations in NSW. Australian Maritime Safety Authority data revealed 139 inadvertent emergency position-indicating radio beacons were triggered across the state last year – a nearly 20% increase on the 2015 figures. Mishandling,

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14
Dec

Improve national security through technology

Australia’s Department of Immigration merged with the Australian Customs Service last year to create an integrated border protection agency. Randall Brugeaud, CIO for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, took the CIO role in the merged entity. The complex task of integrating the two agencies and rationalising systems is still underway. “Our ambition is to become

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16
Nov

BMT Supports AIA in Effort to Assess Tiltrotor Application

BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has supported the Aeromedical Innovation Australasia (AIA), to help assess the medical care benefits and cost implications of using Tiltrotor aircraft to provide aeromedical services to rural areas of Australia. Paul Adams, Chairman at AIA comments: “Remotely located individuals in Australia face challenges in

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15
Nov

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 proceedings

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