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10
May

Becoming Fire-Fit: Preparing for the Unexpected and the Unimagined

Greetings! My name is Rachel Westcott. I’m a veterinarian, emergency manager and researcher. I’m delighted to be back at ANZDMC in 2019. I completed my PhD in 2018, as part of the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s Managing Animals in Disasters project. My PhD topic is essentially public-health- meets-natural-hazards, and is about normalising

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14
May

Community Bushfire Connection

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is on next week over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mr Andy Gillham, Ranger in Charge Fire & Emergency Operations with Central Gippsland District joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Community Bushfire Connection: Agencies and Community Collaborate to Deliver A

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30
Apr

Spatial Bushfire Community Warning Products

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mr Ben Twomey, Project Officer with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Spatial Bushfire Community Warning Products’.

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19
Apr

Fire and Fury: Community Resilience After A Bushfire Trauma

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mr Max Von Sabler, Clinical Psychologist, Monash Health, The Cairnmillar Institute, Mvs Group joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Fire and Fury: Community

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18
Jan

Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW North

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24
Aug

Where to Take Refuge in Your Home During a Bushfire

When you live in a bushfire-prone area you can’t ignore the danger. Most individuals and families address this necessity by preparing a bushfire survival plan. The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when it arrives. For most Australian fire agencies the “leave early” policy has largely replaced the previous “stay and defend or

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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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25
Oct

Emergency WA website publishing real-time WA bushfire information

A new website that provides a live feed of bushfire information to West Australians has been launched to give more accurate public safety warnings. The Emergency WA website contains a map of all emergency incidents that have been reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), updated in real time using data from

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07
Sep

Know your bushfire warnings before you need to act

With the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook predicting above normal fire potential for eastern parts of Central Queensland, firefighters are urging residents to familiarise themselves with bushfire warnings before this season starts. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Area Director Craig Magick said people living in bushfire prone areas should be familiarising themselves with bushfire warning messages,

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28
Jul

Bushfire buffer zones needed in WA

Bushfire buffer zones: A plan to place buffer zones between urban areas and the bush needs to be funded by the state government, according to a volunteer firefighting association. John Iffla, spokesperson for the Emergency Services Volunteer Association said he written an open letter to Premier Mr Barnett asking him to allocate ongoing funding to

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