Join us at the 2018 ANZ Disaster & Emergency Management Conference
Now in its 7th consecutive year, the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will this year be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. The ANZDMC continues to grow in both size and reputation and this conference has evolved into the premium event of its type, facilitating professionalRead More
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What’s On at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference?
Take a look at what’s on at this year’s Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference and discover who you can meet, what you can learn, and how you can actively contribute to the future of the disaster and emergency management industry. 2018 Keynote Speakers Featured speakers at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster andRead More
Could You Be A Disaster and Emergency Management Presenter?
Attracting emergency and disaster management practitioners from Australia and New Zealand and further afield, the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to grow in both size and reputation, and has evolved into the premium event of its type. Abstract submissions are now open, and we’re looking for talented, inspirational and engagingRead More
Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?
Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW NorthRead More
Wujal Wujal’s New Wifi Brings Vital Communication Link During Wild Weather
In cyclone-prone far north Queensland, a new community-wide wifi network has been installed in the state’s smallest shire in a bid to solve problems during severe storms that often leave the town of Wujal Wujal completely isolated. Wujal Wujal on Cape York Peninsula suffers major challenges during heavy rain, with all roads out of townRead More
Virtual Reality, Drones and Big Data Changing the Way Firefighters Approach the Job
A new virtual reality technology promises to change the way firefighters safely train and prepare for particularly dangerous situations in the line of duty.
Dubbed the FLAIM trainer, the Australian innovation is just being released on the market after being developed over the past two years at Deakin University in Victoria.Read More
What’s the Future for Fire Protection in Australia?
The Grenfell fire disaster in London serves as a stark reminder about why properly installed and maintained working fire protection systems are so critical. While the cause of the Grenfell fire is not yet known, the extraordinary speed at which the fire spread is widely believed to have been aided by the building’s recently addedRead More
Where to Take Refuge in Your Home During a Bushfire
When you live in a bushfire-prone area you can’t ignore the danger. Most individuals and families address this necessity by preparing a bushfire survival plan. The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when it arrives. For most Australian fire agencies the “leave early” policy has largely replaced the previous “stay and defend orRead More
Queensland Government Ups Disaster Response Game With Gruntify
Queensland’s disaster response team has been armed with Cloud-based GIS technology and they’re never going back. There are more people than ever before in the path of wild weather, and the Queensland government has taken steps to improve their ability to act quickly. Ditching their old manual methods of reporting, they’ve adopted Gruntify. Gruntify isRead More
Training For a Nightmare: How First Responders Prepare For The Worst
As rescuers scanned for life in sub-zero temperatures after the Thredbo landslide, the dangerously unstable site and freezing conditions stalled search efforts and caused equipment to seize. One of Australia’s most popular holiday spots became the site of one of our greatest tragedies when 18 people died in the landslide in 1997. It marked aRead More