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 normalisingRead More
What’s On at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference?
Take a look at what’s on at this year’s Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference and discover who you can meet, what you can learn, and how you can actively contribute to the future of the disaster and emergency management industry. 2018 Keynote Speakers Featured speakers at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster andRead More
Could You Be A Disaster and Emergency Management Presenter?
Attracting emergency and disaster management practitioners from Australia and New Zealand and further afield, the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to grow in both size and reputation, and has evolved into the premium event of its type. Abstract submissions are now open, and we’re looking for talented, inspirational and engagingRead More
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 orRead More
Countdown to Disaster and Emergency Management Conference quick last chance to register!
The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference; Earth, Fire and Rain is less than 3 weeks away and there is still time to register to attend this not to be missed Conference examining issues that impact preparedness, resilience, response and capability. The Conference will be held at Jupiters, Gold Coast, QLDRead More
Disaster management experts gather on Gold Coast
Hundreds of people at the forefront of disaster management will meet on the Gold Coast today. Delegates from more than 18 countries will attend the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. Conference chairman Brett Aimers says evidence suggests fires, cyclones, earthquakes and floods are likely to become more frequent and emergency servicesRead More
October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes
Mr Anthony Clark, Group Manager, Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service will present a Case Study at the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference: The October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes. 2013 saw some of the most challenging fire conditions NSW has experienced in more thanRead More
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Abstracts closing 3rd February 2014
The 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will offer participants an opportunity to engage in rich, open dialogue, to enable new connections and sharing. Opportunities are available to present in a concurrent sessions, share case studies, run workshops or present a poster. Presenters and participants are invited to engage in discussions,Read More
Queensland at risk of earthquake, says new Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie
Thomas Chamberlin, Rob Kidd The Courier-Mail December 06, 2013 12:00AM THE man appointed to oversee and plan for the state’s worst disasters says there is a “real risk” of earthquakes in Queensland. Newly appointed Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie told The Courier-Mail the state should also be prepared for cyclones despite expectations of a neutralRead More
Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations
Lewis Milford President, Clean Energy Group (CEG) Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population–the disabled–during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we areRead More