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26
Sep

Opportunities for emergency management volunteers

We are proud to share an exciting opportunity available for volunteers in the emergency management sector. The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) have just opened a round of the Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships program. These scholarships support volunteers in the emergency and disaster management sector to access vocational and higher education in relevant fields.

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12
Apr

Emergency Management at Airports – An Overview

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Ms Jill Brix, Principal Consultant at Avisure joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Emergency Management at Airports – An Overview’. Abstract In 2016,

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08
Mar

The M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: Lessons in Social Media and Communication

At 12.02am November 14, 2016 the ground began to shake on the South Island of New Zealand. The earthquake ruptured along an approximately 180 kilometre length of the coast and displaced the ground horizontally and vertically by up to 12 metres. The rupture lasted nearly 2 minutes, and thousands of people were affected. The magnitude

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08
Feb

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 future of the disaster and emergency management industry.  2018 Keynote Speakers Featured speakers at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and

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02
Feb

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 into the premium event of its type. Abstract submissions are now open, and we’re looking for talented, inspirational and engaging

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18
Jan

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 of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW North

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13
Dec

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 completely isolated. Wujal Wujal on Cape York Peninsula suffers major challenges during heavy rain, with all roads out of town

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06
Sep

Virtual Reality, Drones and Big Data Changing the Way Firefighters Approach the Job

A new virtual reality technology promises to change the way firefighters safely train and prepare for particularly dangerous situations in the line of duty.

Dubbed the FLAIM trainer, the Australian innovation is just being released on the market after being developed over the past two years at Deakin University in Victoria.

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24
Jul

Training For a Nightmare: How First Responders Prepare For The Worst

As rescuers scanned for life in sub-zero temperatures after the Thredbo landslide, the dangerously unstable site and freezing conditions stalled search efforts and caused equipment to seize. One of Australia’s most popular holiday spots became the site of one of our greatest tragedies when 18 people died in the landslide in 1997. It marked a

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