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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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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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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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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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25
May

Violence against nurses is on the rise, but protections remain weak.

Two recent violent episodes against nurses in emergency departments have again highlighted the issue of inadequate protections for nursing staff. In both cases the nurses, from Wyong Hospital on the central coast of NSW and The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, were held hostage by knife-wielding patients. These cases seem extreme, but they are not

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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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15
May

World’s first Optical Radar to solve the challenge of maritime SAR

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 Simon Olsen, Director Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships at Sentient joins us to discuss ‘World’s first Optical

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