October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes

Mr Anthony Clark, Group Manager, Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service will present a Case Study at the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference: The October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes.…

Speak at the Aust and NZ Disaster Management Conference in 2014

Presenters at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference [EARTH: FIRE AND RAIN] will have the opportunity to have their full peer review paper considered for inclusion in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Also the session…

State of emergency declared as bushfire conditions worsen

By Rick Feneley, Judith Whelan  Oct. 21, 2013, 7 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of people face a growing bushfire calamity, with the entire Blue Mountains area as well as Penrith and Richmond in danger of burning over the next few…

Evaluation of the morbidity and mortality of animals post Canterbury earthquakes – A Pilot study

Disasters such as floods, fires, snow storms, earthquakes and tsunamis have contributed to a significant number of human and animal deaths and injuries in New Zealand in recent years. These events have highlighted the importance of the use of specific disaster…

Designing a decision support system to aid evacuation planning

The horrendous flooding and bushfire events of the last few years have resulted in numerous evacuations, despair, loss of life and risks to first responders in their transition from evacuation to rescue. It is considered that evacuation processes can be…

The Value of Engineering and Logistics Capabilities Collaborating in Support of Disaster Management

Highly skilled engineers and logisticians provide critical value to disaster recovery programs in Australia. As enabling professions to disaster management engineers and logisticians are often employed across projects, programs and organisations, yet their relationship is rarely examined.  The combination of…

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

Lifeline (as part of UnitingCare 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, Lifeline Queensland, became concerned about the…

Variability and trends in temperature and precipitation extremes

The severe flooding and bushfires in recent times have been a pertinent reminder of the risks our society faces from extreme weather events. The Bureau of Meteorology provides information about the risks of extreme heat or rainfall occurring, based on historical…

Pets and people, preparedness for disasters (P3D)

Another summer of natural disasters unfolds across Australia . The Emergency Services across the Eastern States issue warnings and alerts for bushfires and floods, and advising communities in some areas to evacuate. How prepared are pet owners for managing their pets…