Emergency Management

Red Cross calls for massive funding boost in disaster risk reduction

The Red Cross is calling for a radical change to risk management in Australia, and says disaster preparation needs to become as normal as wearing a seatbelt. The organisation, one of the world’s biggest disaster…

Know your bushfire warnings before you need to act

With the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook predicting above normal fire potential for eastern parts of Central Queensland, firefighters are urging residents to familiarise themselves with bushfire warnings before this season starts. Rural Fire Service…

Using disaster recovery to help defeat ransomware

Ransomware attacks are hitting Australian businesses hard. Just this month, thousands of Australians were targeted by a ransomware email scam purporting to be from energy company AGL, sending a fake bill and prompting the recipient…

Brisbane weather: How to cope with severe thunderstorm events

Queensland’s regular storm season runs from October to March, but every year there are some caught unawares when severe thunderstorms roll from the inland regions to the coast. Here are four steps you can take to…

Australian Police Call For New Computer Systems, Monitoring, Broadband Network

The Huffington Post Australia Police union officials from around Australia have called for millions of dollars in funding to build national criminal and intelligence databases, in the wake of recent attacks on police employees. State,…

Drones, electric barriers and sonar to help keep sharks away in Australia

Mashable As summer approaches in Australia and people head back to the water, public concern about shark attacks naturally increases. To counter the threat, swimmers, fishermen and surfers could soon find beaches going high-tech. To…

The case for uniform disaster law

The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2015. There were the high heels sent to Samoa after Cyclone Evan in 2012, the shipment of bathtubs clogging up Tonga Customs after Cyclone Ian last year and the…

Queensland’s Emergency Management HQ prepares for summer

ABC News Some of the most intense decision-making in the state takes place in the northern suburb of Kedron, with preparations underway for the upcoming weather season. Emergency Management Queensland headquarters is the base for…

Vodafone displays disaster recovery skills with emergency network demo

Computerworld NZ, 15 September 2015. Vodafone NZ has demonstrated its portfolio of emergency network options for remote, zero-coverage areas, as part of a live civil defence simulation for customers and the emergency services. The solutions…

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services: Mactaggarts Woolstore, Newstead, 1990.

Published on Sep 1, 2015 via Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. It was so big, the fire was sucking them in like a monster, Tom Dawson remembers. One of Brisbane’s fiercest fires, ferocious beyond belief,…
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