Severe Weather Warnings in Australia

Ken Walker

We all live in a changing environment. As climate change starts to kick in and the intensity of extreme events affect more and more communities. It is important that all communities protect themselves with an objective of remaining safe. In previous articles, I have spoken about recovery from severe events. […]

Smarter Local Disaster Recovery

Ken Walker

It is the middle of summer and the authorities have declared a day of total fire ban. Living near the bush you’re aware of the risk of fire is high during summer. Listening to the evening news for fire danger ratings and the declaration of fire bans is just one […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Workplace

Ken Walker

All too often we hear news reports about a worker or D.I.Y. person has perished. While performing simple tasks with petrol powered equipment. Generally resulting in carbon dioxide poisoning from a buildup of carbon dioxide in a confined environment. In the USA, more than 800 workers a year die on […]

The Training of Fire Wardens Explained

Ken Walker

Training is an essential part of emergency response. It could be unsafe and very problematic to not understand your role and how to perform some of the critical activities. We will look at all aspects of providing training, firstly for those in the E.C.O. and E.P.C. and secondly for visitors […]

The Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)

Ken Walker

Over the past few decades, the E.C.O. has become its own little emergency service. In reality, this organisation within a business and facility fills a very important void. Right from the time, an emergency starts until the emergency services arrive on the scene and beyond. Often assisting the emergency services […]

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