International Journal of Emergency Services: Volume 1 Issue 2


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Paramedic empathy levels: results from seven Australian universities

Brett Williams, Malcolm Boyle, Richard Brightwell, Scott Devenish, Peter Hartley, Michael McCall, Paula McMullen, Graham Munro, Peter O'Meara, Vanessa Webb

The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent of empathy in paramedic students across seven Australian universities.


From Police Authorities to Police and Crime Commissioners: Might policing become more publicly accountable?

John W. Raine, Paul Keasey

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the opportunities and challenges provided by the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), and particularly the…


Fire alarm or false alarm?!: Situation awareness and decision‐making “bias” of firefighters in training exercises

Di Catherwood, Graham K. Edgar, Geoff Sallis, Andrew Medley, David Brookes

The purpose of this paper is to assess whether firefighters display different decision‐making biases: either a liberal bias to accepting information as true or a…


Decision‐making training in local government emergency management

Helen Sinclair, Emma E.H. Doyle, David M. Johnston, Douglas Paton

The purpose of this paper is to contribute information and recommendations that could better equip emergency managers to prepare for and respond to emergencies and…


Wireless emergency routing on empirical data: shaving time saves lives

Bernadette Richardson

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the outcomes of the RED (Routing on Empirical Data) Project, a three year cross‐jurisdictional collaborative undertaking in the…

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  • Prof Paresh Wankhade
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