Fire and Rescue

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 – 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…

Landmark study into firefighters’ mental health

The University of Adelaide is conducting the first study of its kind into the mental health of professional firefighters at South Australia’s Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS). The six-month study is focusing on the health and…
February 26, 2015

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (SA)

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (South Australian Fire Emergency & Rescue) was released in South Australia on 16 September 2014. As part of the process of responding to the Holloway Review into the Fire…

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….

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…