PC Report on Government Services – Emergency Management

The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services (RoGS) has a section on Emergency Management. These are categorised as Fire and State and Territory Emergency Services (STES). Ambulance services are covered separately in the Health section of the report. Total government expenditure across Australia in 2016-17 for fire and STES services was $4.3 billion, around 1.9 […]

Turnbull dials-up Triple Zero review

Communications regulators are looking at how well Australia’s emergency call system works and what innovations might be included in the future.

Emergency workers call Last Drinks

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and police officers have formed a potent alliance to push for regulatory changes to liquor laws to reduce harm and improve public safety. This is their argument. Every week, emergency service workers see innocent lives shattered at the hands of alcohol-fuelled violence. Every week another family somewhere in the country learns first-hand […]

Victorian facility boosts emergency training

By Paul Hemsley Emergency services training in Victoria will be improved from the building of a specialised firefighting training facility. The Victorian Government will fund $109 million for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) training facility in Graigieburn in the City of Hume local government area, providing skills to firefighters and other emergency personnel to face […]

Cloud lends ears to emergency reporting

Emergencies will be reported through cloud-based infrastructure under the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA). A cloud-based information collection and reporting system will support current reporting from councils of damage and impact from emergencies such as flooding, severe weather events and bushfires. It has received a grant awarded under the National Disaster Resilience Grants […]

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