Emergency Services

UC disaster management relief expert to help support relief

Sunday, 24 November 2013, 2:05 pm Press Release: University of Canterbury UC disaster management relief expert to help support humanitarian relief November 24, 2013 A University of Canterbury (UC) disaster management relief expert has been…

Top 10 Tips for managing emergencies

Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 19 November 2013 published important information  regarding the top 10 tips for managing emergencies. In Australia, natural disasters can strike without warning. Although it can be difficult to respond quickly…

New laws to protect emergency services

Nov. 18, 2013, 9:44 a.m. I was pleased to see this week the NSW government will introduce laws to streamline hazard reduction processes, strengthen offences and protect emergency service workers. The laws will encourage home…

Google’s Crisis Map: can technology save us from nature?

By Zenon Chaczko, University of Technology, Sydney Bushfire management is one of Australia’s most prominent and important environmental challenges, affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Just this week, Google launched a Google…

State of emergency declared as bushfire conditions worsen

By Rick Feneley, Judith Whelan  Oct. 21, 2013, 7 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of people face a growing bushfire calamity, with the entire Blue Mountains area as well as Penrith and Richmond in danger of…
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