Now in its fourth year, the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) continues to be a pivotal event for the search and rescue community across all disciplines of air, land and sea. This year’s Conference will be held on the 23 May 2018 at the Star, Gold Coast.
‘Resilience in Search and Rescue’ is the theme to be addressed at the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference. Resilience is critical for the search and rescue (SAR) industry. Individually, it provides the basis for effective support, tools and strategies that assist in maintaining the personal wellbeing and mental health of SAR responders. At the community level, building resilience can better prepare those venturing into remote areas and strengthen relationships with emergency services. Organisationally, it enhances the ability to anticipate, prepare, and adapt to changing environments.
With an emphasis on discussion, debate and ideas exchange, the Program will include presentations from specialist feature speakers and session speakers on a range of topics and issues impacting the sector.
2018 featured speakers include:
- Mr Paul Carlyon, Board Member and Clinical Psychologist, New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Board
- Superintendent Cameron Edgar, Zone Manager, NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopters.
- Mr Dave Greenberg, Emergency Management Consultant
- Detective Superintendent Mark Hutchings, Commander, Marine Area Command, NSW Police
- Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead, Queensland State Search & Rescue Coordinator & Training Officer, Queensland Police Service
The ANZSAR Conference will also highlight case studies and lessons learned focussing on issues faced by SAR personnel, promote the sharing of new ideas and concepts, and review the latest innovations in training methodology.
This one-day event aligns with the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May, with special discounts offered to those that attend both events.
For more information please visit: www.anzdmc.com.au