Emergency Management

NSW SES Young Volunteers of the Year 2014

NSW SES Queanbeyan volunteer Brent Hunter and NSW SES Armidale-Dumaresq volunteer Shirley Heap were this evening honoured as the inaugural NSW State Emergency Service Young Volunteers of the Year in a ceremony at NSW Parliament House. In…
September 12, 2014

Multi-million dollar emergency services training centre with exploding buildings

Annika Smethurst Herald Sun June 28, 2014 7:00PM EXPLODING houses, collapsed buildings and a replica ship that burst into flames are all part of a new multi-million dollar training facility for the state’s emergency workers,…

Victoria appoints emergency management commissioner

By weeklytimesnow.com.au VICTORIA’S fire chief has been appointed the state’s first emergency management commissioner. Fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley, who has served in the role since 2010, will take on the position from July 1….

Safeguarding Children in Emergencies – Current Australian Emergency Management Practice

Current emergency management practice in Australia identifies children as part of vulnerable populations within communities. This is despite increasing evidence in the literature that identifies children as uniquely vulnerable in emergencies and requiring targeted planning…

Reconstructing Queensland – progress, challenges and learnings

Three years on from the devastating flooding and cyclones of 2010-11, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is managing a reconstruction program relating to 34 Queensland natural disaster events, and totalling more than $14 billion. Since…

Victorian Fire Risk Register: Supports and informs your plan

The Victorian Fire Risk Register (VFRR) is Victoria’s first consistent bushfire risk register. It is demonstrating value to those with risk planning mitigation and response accountabilities. The register lists all infrastructure, townships, environmental tourism and…

Unmanned aircraft could send info on Qld emergencies

QUEENSLAND researchers believe they have made a global breakthrough that could soon see small unmanned aircraft travelling over disasters to provide real time vision without putting human lives in danger. Instead of sending crews in…

With more heatwaves to come, how will our cities hold up?

By Jane Mullett, RMIT University and Darryn McEvoy, RMIT University Australia’s south east is currently sweltering under an intense heatwave, one that is likely to become the second longest heatwave on record in the region….

Queensland at risk of earthquake, says new Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie

Thomas Chamberlin, Rob Kidd   The Courier-Mail  December 06, 2013 12:00AM THE man appointed to oversee and plan for the state’s worst disasters says there is a “real risk” of earthquakes in Queensland. Newly appointed Emergency…
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