Natural Disasters & Emergencies
What to do, where to go and how to manage!
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‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia. The app uses a mobile phone’s GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. ‘Emergency+’ also includes SES and Police Assistance Line numbers as options, so non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.
When calling Triple Zero (000), remember to stay focused, stay relevant, and stay on the line. Before you call, ask yourself:
* Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
* Is your life or property being threatened?
* Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.
This application is designed to provide up to date information about bush fire data in Queensland, Australia. It utilises data from the Queensland Rural Fire Service data feeds on fires with your current location provided by the phone GPS.
Using this information the application is able to provide a list of fires showing the nearest ones first, helping you to understand your current situation. The information is reliant on both the accuracy of the phone’s GPS and the data recorded on the RFS’s website.
The app for bush fire warnings and incident information using data from participating fire agencies in Australia.
This app has been developed by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS). The NSW RFS recommends users of the app do not rely solely on the information provided in the app. In an emergency always rely on other communication channels such as websites, information lines and local radio. Check your state or territory’s fire agency website (Queensland Rural Fire Service) for more details.
Is Your Business Ready for a Natural Disaster?
Ready, Set, Go! building tourism resilience in the event of a natural disaster is a simple, interactive free smartphone App that gets tourism businesses ready to go prior, during, and straight after a crisis. It has been specifically designed for the Queensland tourism industry, works offline, and allows users to quickly and easily build business resilience to help effectively manage a crisis and get back to business sooner.
Provides information about disaster events and disaster resilience. Does not provide emergency warnings. DisasterWatch links to key emergency agencies – updated approximately every 20 minutes when the device is online.
You should not rely upon any single source of information during an emergency; you should seek information from as many sources as possible including radio, television, and other online applications, websites or services when available. Your power supply may become unavailable if the electricity service is disrupted