Emergency Services

Keynote Highlight – Stuart Ellis AM, CEO, AFAC

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (ANZDM)  is pleased to announce Stuart Ellis to present Keynote on National AIIMS Certification Scheme (NACS). In 2014 the Australasia Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), the…

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…

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…

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…

Unofficial Evacuation Centres and Community Resilience

Should we be afraid of the rise of the spontaneous ‘unofficial’ evacuation centre? During recent bushfires and floods in New South Wales, there has been an increased prevalence of unofficial evacuation centres being established by…

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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