Public safety is a shared responsibility

Bushfires and emergencies are a global phenomena and with climate change will bring more frequent and more severe weather events, resulting in more frequent and more intense emergencies. These emergencies will have impacts and consequences that we may not have…

The next generation of emergency managers – what will they look like?

The shape of emergency management has changed significantly over the past two decades. However, have we changed in the way in which we select those who charged to lead? Firstly, we really need to understand the diversity of what constitutes…

Increasing emergency management capacity through the business sector

Current research funded through the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre is exploring planning and capability requirements for catastrophic events. Catastrophic disasters by definition overwhelm the capacity and capability of existing emergency management frameworks, requiring unique approaches to their…

Teamwork when the heat is on

Individuals working in emergency management teams often face incredible pressure, which can have a really big impact on the ability of people to work effectively in teams. There is a lot happening at an incident management centre when a bushfire,…

Changes to fire sprinklers, fire hydrants and emergency management

Standards Australia is the nation’s peak non-government standards organisation with a long lasting commitment to the development of standards in the Building and Construction sector. National Construction Code: Out of Cycle Amendment The Australian Building Codes Board has been working…

Priorities to guide hazards research

The most significant natural hazard emergency management issues Australia faces have been drawn up by leaders from the sector to guide research over the next decade. A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards was launched by the…

The future of emergency management

A number of related trends are shaping the future of the emergency services landscape. Their implications may vary but the common thread is that they are often driven by increasing societal expectations and concerns. The hyper-connectivity of today’s world is…

New partnership between ACT Emergency Services Agency and the Vanuatu Fire Service

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vanuatu Government in relation to fire and emergency management activities. This arrangement is supported by the ACT Government, Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council…

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