Emergency

Destructive Wind Gusts Likely as Cyclone Trevor Approaches North East Queensland

Cyclone Trevor was officially named at 5am this morning as a tropical low in the Coral Sea intensified overnight into the Category 1 system. Trevor is expected to move west-southwest today before strengthening and making…

Drones Delivering Emergency Blood Could Save Lives

A northern beaches doctor who delivers critical care to patients in remote areas of the state says drones transporting blood could save lives. Dr Brian Burns, 43, will make the case at an international conference…

Butter and Toothpaste No Help for Burns

An estimated one million Australians believe applying butter, moisturising cream or toothpaste was appropriate treatment for a burn, new research has revealed. Two in three Australians mistakenly believed minor burns were best treated by home remedies, research…

Plans for Firefighting Force with No Board Nor CEO Stir Up Smouldering Concerns

Victoria’s new urban firefighting force would not have a board  or chief executive, raising concerns that its new commissioner would simply act as a rubber stamp for government. Under the controversial overhaul of firefighting, Fire…

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…

Keynote Highlight: Elizabeth McNaughton and Duncan Gibb to present jointly on Canterbury earthquake recovery

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…

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…

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…
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