Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts are open! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract outlining the aims,…

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts open next week Monday 5th August 2013! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit…

Emergency Response Intelligence Capability: Improving Situational Awareness in the Aust Govt Dept of Human Services

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference would like to thank Mr John Dickinson, Director Emergency Management, Australian Government Department of Human Services who presented on the Emergency Response Intelligence Capability (ERIC) project at our recent event 28-30…

CSIRO helps Human Services tackle disasters

 itNEWS reported by Paris Cowan on Jul 30, 2013 Emergency management tool ready for action. A five-year partnership between the CSIRO and Department of Human Services (DHS) has produced ERIC, a web-based emergency management tool that will guide the department’s…

The Victorian Schools Bushfire Protection Project

The February 2009 bushfires in Victoria were a tragic illustration of the vulnerability and risk Australian urban and rural communities face in the event of an uncontrolled wildfire on a large scale.  Several schools were destroyed or severely damaged as…

The True Value of Volunteer Emergency Services: Their Role in Building Social Capital and Disaster Resilient Communities.

Traditionally the value of our organisations are measured on saving lives, protecting property and infrastructure, the delivery of first aid/medical treatment and recovery support. Whilst many have measured the economic value of their services, the true value of a service…