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Incident Management in Australasia

by Kent Maccarter

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PUBLISHED: 1st June 2016
ISBN: 9781486306176
ANNOTATION:
History, issues and lessons from 10 notable fire, flood and emergency incidents throughout Australasia.
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  • Paperback
    $36.97
PUBLISHED: 1st June 2016
ISBN: 9781486306176
ANNOTATION:
History, issues and lessons from 10 notable fire, flood and emergency incidents throughout Australasia.

Annotation

History, issues and lessons from 10 notable fire, flood and emergency incidents throughout Australasia.

Publisher Description

Emergency services personnel conduct their work in situations that are inherently dangerous. Large incidents such as bushfires, floods and earthquakes often pose hazards that are not fully understood at the time of management, and the situation may be further complicated by the involvement of multiple agencies.

This book presents lessons learnt from managing major incidents at regional and state levels. It is not an academic work. Rather, it is a collection of stories from professionals on the ground and others who subsequently reviewed the events and gained significant knowledge and understanding through that process. Some stories are personal, capturing emotional impact and deep reflection, and others analytical, synthesising the findings of experience and inquests. All the stories relate to managing operational events and capture knowledge that no one person could gain in a single career.

Author Biography

Stuart Ellis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). He began his career as an Army Officer, serving for over 22 years with the Special Air Service Regiment. In 1996, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Country Fire Service. He later established a consultancy company and has been involved in over 20 operational reviews including the Canberra Bushfires, the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and the operational response to the Christchurch Earthquake. Kent MacCarter is Print and Online Developer for the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, and has been involved in writing, editing and publishing Australian non-fiction and fiction for the past decade at various major publishers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Fire catastrophe at Wangary on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia--Euan Ferguson AFSM Chapter 2: Incident management in Bundaberg during the 2013 Queensland Floods--John Watson Chapter 3: Responding to the Myer building fire in Hobart--Gavin Freeman Chapter 4: The aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes, 2011--Stuart Ellis AM Chapter 5: A highway cyanide spill at Tennant Creek--Leigh Swift Chapter 6: Firefighter entrapment during routine hazard reduction burn at Mt Ku-ring-gai--Bob Conroy Chapter 7: Large petrochemical fire in Adelaide's Industrial Precinct--Roy Thompson Chapter 8: Thirty per cent of the entire state: Victorian floods, 2011--Trevor White Chapter 9: Thinking differently, leading differently: Lessons from the Canberra Fires, 2003--Mark Crosweller AFSM FAIM Chapter 10: Bushfire around Linton Township, Victoria--Greg Leach Index

Product Details

Pages
232
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing
Year
2016
ISBN-10
1486306179
ISBN-13
9781486306176
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2016-06-01
Subtitle
Lessons Learnt from Emergency Responses
Country of Publication
Australia
Edited by
Kent MacCarter, Stuart Ellis
Short Title
INCIDENT MGMT IN AUSTRALASIA
Language
English
Media
Book
Author
Kent Maccarter
Audience
General/Trade