The Disaster After 9/11: First Responders Share Their Stories

On a hot August day in 2005, I met with Marian Fontana in a little cafe across the road from her firefighter husband Dave’s firehouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Marian and Dave should have been…

Community Resilience and Community Led Recovery: One is Reality, the Other an Achievable Goal

Australian emergency management strategies, frameworks and plans consistently reflect the desire to create and support resilient communities, capable of responding and adapting to any disaster that affects them.   This aspiration is reflected at the…

Night vision goggles the new firefighting tool for aerial crews

Fighting fires from the air at night will be a “game changer” according to Emergency Management commissioner Craig Lapsley. Rather than grounding the fleet of helicopters and aircraft that water-bomb fires during daylight hours, an…
February 27, 2018

Developing Organisational Resilience: Organisational Mindfulness and Mindful Organising

Safety science researchers have proposed that the fifth age of safety has begun and have identified it as an adaptive age, one which is being depicted as where a fluid adaptive organisational culture will need…

Australian Defence Force to assist Commonwealth Games security operation

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Gold Coast authorities in ensuring the security of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ADF, who are responsible for Australia’s army, navy and air force, will deploy 1,000 personnel…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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