Temporary Denial of Service 911 hoax calls plague US’s first responder agencies.
Stories of dedication and bravery dominated the events held in Washington D.C., USA and Lisbon, Portugal yesterday when the winners of the IMRF H.E.R.O Awards were announced.
Helicopter crash training, survival techniques in cold water, rescuing crew mates from capsized boats and lifeguarding were just some of the activities for the 65 volunteers in the latest European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme.
Canadian stern trawler FV Saputi ran into trouble in the Davis Strait having struck sea ice. It had consequently sprung a leak, and started taking on water into the ship’s cargo space which resulted in the vessel’s listing.
Search and rescue (SAR) authorities and organisations in developing nations are under resourced and overwhelmed because of the size of the rivers, lakes and coastlines they have to monitor.
The IMRF, the charity supporting maritime SAR service globally, and McMurdo the world leaders in search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, today announced a partnership aiming at several key search and rescue (SAR) initiatives to be launched at next week’s World Maritime Rescue Congress in Bremerhaven, Germany.
McMurdo, the world’s most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced that it has opened the world’s first Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center at its Washington, D.C. location.