Disaster Preparedness

Preparing people for all the consequences of emergencies

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 Richardson, National Coordinator-Preparedness with the Australian Red Cross joins…

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…

Plan for cyclones to avoid late rush on important items

It isn’t hard to plan for a cyclone, but leaving everything to the last minute will create unnecessary headaches for you and your family. Shops run out of batteries, the queues at petrol stations go…

Be prepared the best motto for cyclone season

Don’t be one of the hundreds of people vying for the last torch at the hardware store when a cyclone heads to Darwin. Save yourself from stress and the possibility of missing out by preparing…

What’s your backup power plan this cylone season?

So you live in an area affected by cyclones? Although there are many well-documented ways you can prepare your home or business for the storm season, one thing that is often overlooked is the impact that…

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…

Don’t wait until it’s too late – get ready now

You’ll see them all the time; people who have left it too late to get ready and are relying on the SES for help. By preparing better before disaster hits, we can help take the…

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…

How global warming affects disaster potential in Australia

Forecasts that measure the effects of global warming on Australia suggest it will negatively impact the Australian environment, economy and our communities. How vulnerable is Australia? According to a Stern report, Australia is one of…

Preparing for Disasters

Emergencies can strike at any time and can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a…
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