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  1. Another Devastating Fire Season Reaching an End ...

    Posted 28 February 2013 by Peter Kakris (Crisisworks)

    With the Australian summer now officially over, we thought we'd reflect on what has been a testing time for Crisisworks users both in terms of municipal emergency response and recovery.

    Between the ...

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    2013 bushfires (image by Chuq
  2. Large Scale Relief Exercise for Melbourne's Eastern Region

    Posted 18 February 2013 by Peter Kakris (Crisisworks)

    Last week I visited the Boroondara Sports Complex in Belmore Road Balwyn with a colleague from the Crisisworks team, Neal Wolfson.  It was an exciting event for Crisisworks as an ...

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    Action from the simulated relief operation at Boroondara Sport Complex
  3. EOC Interoperability proven in Gippsland fires

    Posted 31 January 2013 by Peter Kakris (Datalink)

    Crisisworks interoperability features have been put to use in the Gippsland fires.

    The Crisisworks team visited Traralgon where the City of Latrobe and Baw Baw Shire had set up a co-located ...

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    Action from part of the multi-MECC operation at Traralgon
  4. 3 NSW councils activate Crisisworks for bushfires

    Posted 21 January 2013 by Sean Fishlock (Crisisworks)

    Bushfires across southern New South Wales has seen Crisisworks activated by three councils in a Zone Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).  Tumut, Gundagai and Tumbarumba utilised Crisisworks ...

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  5. Getting Live Feeds into Crisisworks

    Posted 10 January 2013 by Sean Fishlock (Crisisworks)

    With the summer bushfires going on, one thing you can do to enhance situational awareness in your EOC is to make available in your maps information directly from fire monitoring and control services.


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  6. Brimbank City Council chooses CommunityView

    Posted 9 January 2013 by Sean Fishlock (CouncilView)

    The LGA in Melbourne's northwest, with a population of approximately 182,735, is the latest council to utilise CommunityView to provide residents with an improved view of their local council ...

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  7. Datalink office shutdown, Christmas 2012

    Posted 21 December 2012 by Scott Davey (Datalink)

    Datalink's office is closing for the Christmas holiday period, beginning at 4pm on December 21 and continuting until 9am on Monday, January 7. 

    For those requiring technical support during this ...

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  8. City of Stonnington Exercise

    Posted 20 December 2012 by Peter Kakris (Crisisworks)

    The Crisisworks team assisted City of Stonnington with Crisisworks during its recent emergency exercise held the city's Municipal Emergency Coordination (MECC) facility (council chambers) in the ...

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    City of Stonnington MECC
  9. Workshop at Broadford

    Posted 11 December 2012 by Sean Fishlock (Crisisworks)

    Datalink director Peter Kakris and I facilitated a training workshop for approximately 20 emergency practitioners from Mitchell Shire Council, SES, Red Cross, CFA , Victoria Police and Ambulance ...

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  10. First impressions of the Emergency Management Reform Whitepaper - what this means for Victorian councils

    Posted 10 December 2012 by Scott Davey (Crisisworks)

    It's great to see the Victorian Emergency Management White Paper finally released - now the industry can collectively exhale and start breathing, and planning, again.
    Our initial read has ...

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