Visitor numbers to national parks are increasing. It means masses of people are being funnelled into potentially dangerous locations for which they may be unprepared.
VR can help responders hone the decision making skills they’ll need in emergency scenarios.
Twitter was blocked in Turkey for about 12 hours at the height of rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of a massive earthquake, severely hampering a vital tool for disaster response.
Group psychology can explain why emergency services failed to cooperate effectively in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing.
Collaboration and good working relationships are crucial for community-based ambulance services to work.
Again, thousands of residents in Western Sydney face a life-threatening flood disaster. Obviously, nature is a major culprit – but other drivers are also at play.
More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
Health services are seeing a drop in people seeing urgent care for stroke patients. Here’s how you can make sure your loved ones are safe.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
Nearly 90% of emergency service staff have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health.
Emergency service workers already have poorer mental health than the rest of us. In the wake of this bushfire crisis, we need to make the well-being of our first responders a top priority.
Here’s how Australians and their overseas family and friends can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.
Volunteer numbers are shrinking in rural areas, leaving fewer people to battle bushfires. We need to change our thinking about volunteering to recruit more firefighters and keep the ones we have.
Canadian hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis. Lack of specialist addictions care puts patients and staff at risk.
If you’re unsure whether you need an ambulance, it’s OK to call 000 for advice.
Paramedics face traumatic situations every day. They need policies to ensure support is provided in the immediate aftermath of trauma, and early access to mental health care.
Terrorist attacks are increasingly unpredictable. Manchester provides a key lesson in identifying how the gap between hypothetical plans and the reality of incidents is widening.
Overstretched ambulance services are increasingly being called out for non-emergencies.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
You should never try to drive through floodwater, because you never know what’s beneath the surface. And new research shows some roads are more treacherous than others.