Disaster, Emergency & SAR conferences

Friday, 06 February, 2015


Australasia’s leading emergency management conferences will be held in May, once again at Jupiter's on the Gold Coast. The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (May 3-5) and the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (May 6) joint conferences will offer delegates an extensive range of topics, with over 100 presentations including keynotes, concurrent sessions, case studies and posters.

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will feature multi-agency presentations covering all phases of emergency and disaster management - prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. There will be representation by fire, ambulance, emergency, rescue, volunteer, defence and health sectors. The event will focus on natural disasters with the conference theme of ‘EARTH; FIRE AND RAIN’, with the program including an extensive range of topics with keynotes, concurrent sessions, case studies, workshops and posters.

The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference brings together search and rescue practitioners to discuss challenges of preparing, deploying and operating SAR. The aim of the conference is to facilitate sharing, knowledge and experience between the different search and rescue agencies, enterprises, communities and professionals. Presentations will cover air, sea, land-based, urban, wilderness, domestic and overseas search and rescue.

The conference theme is ‘Preparing - Deploying - Operating Search and Rescue’. The focus of the conference will be better integration for more effective search and rescue operations, with the program reflecting how much the SAR world has evolved, tackling issues ranging from the latest requirements for airborne SAR assets through to the latest in lifesaving training and techniques.

For more details of the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, check out the website: anzdmc.com.au. The website for the Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is: sar.anzdmc.com.au.

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