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  • Nov 29
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New Animal Disaster Management Course online

A new online course on animal disaster management is now available and free until the end of the year.

Designed by leading international animal disaster management expert Steve Glassey, the five hour course provides a solid foundation on key concepts applicable to emergency service, veterinary and animal welfare practitioners.

The course “Animal Disaster Management Fundamentals” uses peer reviewed readings, recorded presentations and case studies to highlight the importance of promoting animal-inclusive disaster management communities.

The course uses cases studies and examples of law from USA, Australia and New Zealand, making it suitable for a global audience.

Further information on this course is available here.

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  • Sep 26
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New thinking needed to mitigate flood related vehicle fatalities

Steve Glassey writes a LinkedIn opinion article on how we need to rethink how we mitigate flood related vehicle fatalities.

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  • Sep 15
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SRTV upgrade course for swiftwater responders at Wero

Come to New Zealand in 2023 and undertake SRTV®, the most comprehensive swiftwater vehicle rescue programme on the market.

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  • Sep 14
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PSI leads new research on micro rope systems

Our research demonstrates the potential of new Teufelberger Tec Reep cord for use in swiftwater rescue applications.

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  • Dec 12
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Online Multi-Lingual Flood & Swiftwater Courses Now Free

All our online courses are now multi-lingual using GTranslate. This powerful platform uses neural machine translations to provide human level translation quality.

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  • Jan 31
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Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue Instructor Workshop

Public Safety Institute is pleased to announce it’s inaugural ITRA Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue Instructor Workshop to be held 10-14 June, 2020 at the Mangahao Whitewater Park, Shannon, New Zealand.

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  • Dec 16
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Calls for International Sponsorship applications

If you are an organisation outside of New Zealand and Australia, PSI is now seeking registrations of interest to help an under-resourced organisation to develop their country’s flood rescue capacity.

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  • Dec 13
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Encore at NASAAEP

Wow! What an amazing summit! The National Alliance of State Agricultural and Animal Emergency Programs held their 2019 summit in Belluvue, Washington State and I had the honour to present on lessons on animal disaster response in New Zealand.

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  • Nov 16
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PSI pioneering swiftwater techniques

We should all know that staying dry is the aim of any swiftwater first responder. So being able to effect shored based rescue is a critical skill. Learn how.

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  • Oct 15
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Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue at Mangahao!

After months of preparation, the Mangahao Whitewater Park became the venue for advanced swiftwater vehicle rescue training.

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  • Jul 20
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Swiftwater Course | October 2019

The Public Safety Institute is delivering an ITRA Introduction to Swiftwater Technician and Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue course being held 12-15 October, Otaki/Shannon, New Zealand. (more…)

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  • Feb 01
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Advice on river safety

Following an interview with Matthew Cattin from Wilderness Magazine, PSI Director Steve Glassey gives advice on how to safely cross rivers.  (more…)

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  • Dec 21
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PSI sponsors global rescue association

Public Safety Institute became New Zealand’s first foundation sponsor of the new International Technical Rescue Association.

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  • Nov 21
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Surviving a strainer

It is the activity that our students rate the best, it also is the most challenging for many – the strainer drill.

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