The Emergency Management Australia Podcast is brought to you by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department. The podcast covers the latest issues in emergency management from dealing with bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis, to complex policy development or program delivery issues. We'll speak to everyone from the Federal Minister to the volunteer at the end of the fire hose.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 26
Marine Rescue New South Wales has over 3,000 volunteers in 44 strategically-located units watching over the New South Wales’ most popular boating, fishing and cruising regions. In this episode, Kieran talks to Commissioner Stacey Tannos, about the great work the service provides to the community.
The Resilient Australia Awards is a nation-wide program to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience. This year, St Ives North Public School won the 2017 Resilient Australia National School Award. In this episode, Simon talks to Barbara Ryan, the Assistant Principal of St. Ives North Public School, about the award-winning project.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 25
In Episode 25 we speak with Dr Phil Cummins about tsunamis and we go to Darling Harbour in Sydney to hear from participants at this year’s AFAC annual conference.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 24
In Episode 24 of the EMA Podcast, we hear why finding missing or lost persons in a state as big as Western Australia is no small task when we speak to Tegan Doig about her role as a volunteer dog handler for SES Canine Unit in WA. We also speak with Dr Richard Thornton from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC about the role of research in mitigating the impact of natural disasters, and find out what is instore for our emergency services in the upcoming dry season in the CRC’s recently released Northern Seasonal Outlook.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 23
In this episode of the EMA Podcast Andrew heads to the Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) conference that was recently held in Sydney. Andrew caught up with CEO of the EMPA board Peter Rekers, Michelle Poole from Dunedin City Council and Melanie Markham to discuss the work being done by the Norwegian Refugee Council and her time providing humanitarian aid in the Middle East.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 22
In this episode of the EMAPodcast we chat to SES volunteer Daniel Philippa who is an alpine search and rescue operator in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. Peter catches up with Dr Patricia Watson. Dr Watson is a senior educational specialist with the national centre of post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States of America. They discuss the psychological effects of disasters and how they affect our community.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast - Episode 21
Our latest episode of EMAPodcast recognises 50 years of aerial firefighting in Australia.
We hear from Ben Buckley, the maverick pilot who led Australia’s first aerial firebombing operation in the summer of 1967.
We chat with NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons,
Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley and NAFC General Manager Richard Alder about the importance of large air tankers in the fight against fires.
We’re also joined by two pilots who share their flying experiences and how they protect local communities.