July 26, 2019

Independent reports endorse natural disaster management

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Independent reviews from the Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM) have endorsed Queensland’s handling of its most recent natural disasters. The reviews were ordered following the 2018 Bushfires and 2019 North Queensland Floods and looked into how the government handled and managed natural disasters. Key findings include: The safe operation of the Ross River Dam prevented more…

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July 26, 2019

Award for world-first bushfire preparation technology 

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World-first technology that is helping Canberrans better prepare for bushfires has received global attention after taking out the 2019 Special Achievement Geographic Information System Award. Developed by the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA), the Automated Bushfire Attack Level (AutoBal) technology helps the ESA to understand the level of risk from bushfire to people and homes…

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July 15, 2019

Supplementary Alerting Service to improve emergency communication 

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A new smartphone app is being developed in an effort to assist emergency services better communicate to users in times of need. Emergency Management Victoria has been working in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria, ESTA, CFA and VICSES to procure developers for the Supplementary Alerting Service (SAS). The smartphone app will supplement the existing Emergency Alerting…

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July 15, 2019

Fired-up locals secure enhanced fire protection services 

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Local emergency services in Mount Barker, South Australia, will soon benefit from almost $700,000 in funding from the 2019 State Budget. The funding, which totals almost $4 million over the forward estimates, will go towards vital emergency services to resource the Mount Barker region through the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS). The MFS recently…

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