Open Borders – What does this mean for your service?

Open Borders – What does this mean for your service?

Around Australia we are hearing the term open borders, as in ‘the borders will be open in time for Christmas’ – or perhaps not, depending on what State or Territory you live in. While many people are rejoicing that they will be able to spend this holiday time with...
The Best 6 Tips for Emergency Planning (excluding pandemics!)

The Best 6 Tips for Emergency Planning (excluding pandemics!)

Yes, it’s hard to believe that there are other ‘types’ of emergencies to be ready for apart from COVID! However, the advent of spring and the approach of summer means greater risks of fire, heatwave conditions, storms and floods. As a volunteer firefighter, the month...
Individual COVID-19 Action Plans for Seniors

Individual COVID-19 Action Plans for Seniors

As things start to ease up with COVID-19 movement restrictions, we’re seeing borders opening again and more people moving around, returning to some semblance of normality — in most States of Australia anyway. But the outbreak and subsequent return to lockdown for...
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a good soaking rain

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a good soaking rain

I stepped out of the car to take a picture of the dry paddocks on the way out to a small town located in northern New South Wales and found myself sinking into a pile of sand and chaff, the fallout from recent dust storms that had picked up everything that was laying...
Getting ready for summer – emergency planning

Getting ready for summer – emergency planning

I’m sitting here writing this on a relatively cool day for Brisbane – it’s only 23 degrees, but I think it’s only a short reprieve. We’ve already had some pretty hot days and that was spring. The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology State Manager, Bruce Gunn, said...