emergency preparedness

Preparing people for all the consequences of emergencies

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast, Queensland. Mr John Richardson, National Coordinator-Preparedness with the Australian Red Cross joins…

Hospitals feel the heat too from extreme weather and its health impacts

As southeastern Australia swelters through another heatwave, how well equipped are our hospitals to cope with severe weather events? Hospitals lie at the heart of our ability to manage the significant potential health impacts of…

Ride out cyclone with checklist

Refer to the following guide, provided by Emergency Management Australia and the NT Emergency Service, to protect your family and property. ONCE A CYCLONE WATCH IS ISSUED • Re-check your property for any loose material…

Don’t wait until it’s too late – get ready now

You’ll see them all the time; people who have left it too late to get ready and are relying on the SES for help. By preparing better before disaster hits, we can help take the…

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…

Preparing for Disasters

Emergencies can strike at any time and can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a…

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…

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…

Don’t assume the elderly can’t cope in a disaster

New evidence has emerged showing that older people could cope in a disaster, despite popular views to the contrary. Older people who reside in their own homes may be thought of as vulnerable in emergency…
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