Posts by: Disaster

Agencies practise terror response

By Hannah Knight  |  May 24, 2013, 1 a.m. A MOCK terrorism attack in Kangaroo Flat put emergency response agencies to the test yesterday. Representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, State Emergency Service and Country…

Underground Emergency Response Co-ordinator

Industry Q&A 16 May, 2013 Cole Latimer As part of our new Q&A series we (Australian Mining) interview you, and find out what your job is day to day. In this edition we speak to…

Emergency Managers Prepare for a Changing Disaster Paradigm

Emergency management experts and sustainability planners say it’s important to begin planning for a changing paradigm, that plans based on historical data are out of date. So should there be a one-size-fits-all or all-hazards approach…

Joint Commission Reviews Disaster Planning After Oklahoma

Megan Brooks  |  May 22, 2013 In the wake of the massive tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, the Joint Commission today reiterated emergency management standards and the actions required of all Joint Commission–accredited healthcare…

Adelaide City Council creates CBD disaster plan

Tim Williams | City Messenger | April 26, 2013 11:02 AM PLANS to rebuild city landmarks, demolish unsafe buildings and dump rubble in the parklands after a major disaster are part of a new City…
May 22, 2013

Longer term individual and community needs after natural disaster: The experience of Central Queensland

Lifeline (as part of Uniting Care Community), along with other government and non-government organisations is a key signatory for the provision of Community Recovery Services following a disaster. Following the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland,…
May 6, 2013

International focus for disaster research centre

Bound for Geneva Four emergency management specialists from Massey’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research at the Wellington campus are bound for Geneva this week for a United Nations forum addressing strategies to reduce natural disaster…
May 6, 2013

Emergency Response Time At Risk

Tara Miko     |    27th Apr 2013 6:00 AM EMERGENCY response times are at risk due to the extensive Range works. Despite Queensland Fire and Rescue contingency plans, the already overrun crews are facing anxious waits…

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them By Ryan Fraser, CSIRO and Arwen Cross, CSIRO Imagine you’re a disaster manager and a large earthquake has just struck off the Australian coast. You know…

ACMC funds new study on regional approaches to disaster management

As the frequency and intensity of sudden-onset natural disasters is expected to increase in the future as a result of global warming, it is more important than ever that governments and international responders enhance their…
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