Emergency Management

Busy bushfire season predicted for Australia’s most populous regions

Published September 1 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald. The most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with the strengthening El…

Online alerts scheme for emergencies – Alert SA

A promotional campaign has been launched for the new multi-Agency website and app Alert SA, which can send real-time alerts about emergencies and day-to-day disruptions to phones, devices and desktops. The Alert SA website and…

Ebola guidelines for mass events

Guidelines covering mass gatherings worldwide in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak have been developed by Flinders University’s World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and High Consequence Events, located in Adelaide, South…

Keynote Highlight – Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM, Regional Operations, Queensland Police Service

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to support the Disaster and Emergency Management community with a strong focus on natural disasters and 2015 marks the 4th year of the event. The ANZDM…

Salvation Army needs more volunteers to cope with emergencies

The Gladstone Salvation Army says it desperately needs more volunteers in order to be fully prepared for Queensland’s unpredictable weather The Salvation Army supports emergency service workers while they are in the field by keeping…
February 19, 2015

ACT ambulance response times are best in Australia: report

Ambulance response times in the capital are the fastest they’ve been in five years, with half of the most critical cases responded to within eight minutes, the Productivity Commission has found. The annual Report on…

New study shows bushfire risk rising for Yarra Ranges towns

NEW research has shown Yarra Ranges towns are likely to face an increased risk of major bushfires in the coming years, as authorities warn residents to start planning for the worst. The Department of Environment,…

Meet the #ANZDMC Speakers: Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM is a Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference at Jupiters Gold Coast on the 4 – 5 May 2015. 2015 will be the 4th Annual…

Communication Capacity Increased

THE increased capacity provided by Telstra’s 700MHz spectrum will help manage data traffic during large-scale incidents such as natural disasters. The NewsMail reported last week that the introduction of the 700MHz frequency on the 4G…

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (SA)

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (South Australian Fire Emergency & Rescue) was released in South Australia on 16 September 2014. As part of the process of responding to the Holloway Review into the Fire…
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