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13
Dec

Wujal Wujal’s New Wifi Brings Vital Communication Link During Wild Weather

In cyclone-prone far north Queensland, a new community-wide wifi network has been installed in the state’s smallest shire in a bid to solve problems during severe storms that often leave the town of Wujal Wujal completely isolated. Wujal Wujal on Cape York Peninsula suffers major challenges during heavy rain, with all roads out of town

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06
Sep

Virtual Reality, Drones and Big Data Changing the Way Firefighters Approach the Job

A new virtual reality technology promises to change the way firefighters safely train and prepare for particularly dangerous situations in the line of duty.

Dubbed the FLAIM trainer, the Australian innovation is just being released on the market after being developed over the past two years at Deakin University in Victoria.

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16
Aug

Queensland Government Ups Disaster Response Game With Gruntify

Queensland’s disaster response team has been armed with Cloud-based GIS technology and they’re never going back. There are more people than ever before in the path of wild weather, and the Queensland government has taken steps to improve their ability to act quickly. Ditching their old manual methods of reporting, they’ve adopted Gruntify. Gruntify is

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18
Jul

Facebook Trials Australian Bush Fire and Disaster Planning Feature

Facebook is trialling a location data-driven feature which it believes will help authorities combat bush fires in Australia, as well as tackling other disasters around the world, and it hopes to have the feature ready to roll out before summer. Speaking to The Australian Financial Review while in the country for the Office of the Australian Information

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10
Jul

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 in Germany. He will be the first speaker at the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference in Berlin­.  The

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19
Jun

In the Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless

The revolution in driverless vehicles will make many jobs obsolete. In the US alone, it is estimated that driverless vehicles will wipe out 4.1m jobs. Truck drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers and Uber drivers will be out of work, and sooner than you might think. But automation can be a force for good, doing jobs more cheaply,

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23
Feb

Yea farmer building drones

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone. ‘‘Farmers have got to look at better and more cost-effective ways to manage their properties and drones are the best way

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27
Apr

ESIC truck will be stopping traffic at Disaster Management Conference

We are pleased and excited to announce that state of the art Emergency Services Integrated Communications (ESIC) vehicle will be attending the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held at Jupiter’s Gold Coast 30-31 May 2016. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view and experience the ESIC truck –

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04
Apr

A new way to detect tsunamis – cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours in advance and provide warning of their arrivals, but predicting the exact size and impact is more difficult. Evacuating coastal zones can

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29
Feb

Session speaker announcement: Mr Doug Caulfield, Principal Consultant, Emergency Management Network Solutions on consequence management

We are pleased to announce session speaker Mr Doug Caulfield, Principal Consultant, Emergency Management Network Solutions who will speak at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 30-31 May 2016. Mr Doug Caulfield will speak in the Oral stream on ‘Consequence Management; from Preparation to Business Continuity’. Gippsland with its vast

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