Disaster Management

Multi-agency collaboration in the face of major incidents

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Mr Nicholas de Rozario, Fire Management Officer at the…

How good are your plans?

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast, Queensland. Mr John Arrowsmith, Principal Program Officer, Inspector-General Emergency Management joins us…

The Use of Immersive Technologies for Public Engagement

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Dr Allison Rifai, Principal Program Officer, Office of the…

Are You Prepared?

The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) is a “not-for-profit, community, volunteer, emergency service organisation that is enabled by both State and local governments. It shares its highly recognised name with States and Territory State Emergency…

Police feared “civil disorder” in SA last September

Police feared “civil disorder” as rattled South Australians scrambled to stock up on essential items during the statewide blackout, documents show. Increasingly dire messages shared between emergency services during the crisis reveal the true extent…

Hospitals feel the heat too from extreme weather and its health impacts

As southeastern Australia swelters through another heatwave, how well equipped are our hospitals to cope with severe weather events? Hospitals lie at the heart of our ability to manage the significant potential health impacts of…

Sunshine Coast Council wins national disaster resilience award

The development of an innovative disaster hub that delivers real-time information on disasters to reduce public risk has resulted in Sunshine Coast Council winning a 2016 Resilient Australia Award. The win was announced at a…

New Victorian disaster app in time for summer

Shark sightings, floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and water safety warnings will be sent to users of a new Victorian emergency app to be released in time for summer. VicEmergency will replace the FireReady app beginning…

Emergency crews respond to mock earthquake scenario in Adelaide.

Emergency crews have responded to a simulated earthquake scenario in Adelaide to test their response capabilities to a “catastrophic event”. Some 21 Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) members, as well as six volunteers from the State…

Natural disaster funding under discussion

Natural disaster funding totalling $1 billion has been withheld by two years in a hidden Budget decision the State Government says leaves an unexpected hole in its coffers. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night attacked…
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