Posts Tagged: emergency response

3 Reasons Paramedics Quit – and How We Can Prevent It

Whether it’s providing first aid, removing people from life-threatening situations, tending to the sick or speeding on scene to an emergency, a paramedic’s daily duties are far from an easy feat. While praised for hard…

Do you have ideas on how we respond to disasters?

Via MyPolice Rockhampton In times of disaster it can be difficult for government staff to access and assess areas that are hardest hit by a disaster, as basic infrastructure including roads, communication, electricity and water…

The M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: Lessons in Social Media and Communication

At 12.02am November 14, 2016 the ground began to shake on the South Island of New Zealand. The earthquake ruptured along an approximately 180 kilometre length of the coast and displaced the ground horizontally and…

The Disaster After 9/11: First Responders Share Their Stories

On a hot August day in 2005, I met with Marian Fontana in a little cafe across the road from her firefighter husband Dave’s firehouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Marian and Dave should have been…

Training For a Nightmare: How First Responders Prepare For The Worst

As rescuers scanned for life in sub-zero temperatures after the Thredbo landslide, the dangerously unstable site and freezing conditions stalled search efforts and caused equipment to seize. One of Australia’s most popular holiday spots became…

Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to destructive bushfires

As destructive bushfires become more common there is increasing political discussion how we manage them sustainably. Inevitably these debates raise questions of the past ecological effects of Aboriginal fire usage. There are two well-known narratives…

Session speaker announcement: Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross

We are pleased to announce session speaker Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross who will speak at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 30-31 May 2016. Ms…

Download Disaster Management conference papers and podcasts

The Committee have made the 2015 Conference “Book of Proceedings” and a selection of podcasts available online, giving access to information presented at the at the Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. The link will expire…

Emergency response goes digital for G20

Cutting edge technology will help Queensland’s emergency workers keep people safe with the installation of Government Wireless Network radios. Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker said the new digital radio…

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….
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