emergency

Know How To Protect Your Pets When Disaster Strikes

Does your bushfire or flood plan include how you’ll deal with your pets? US agency FEMA has a detailed guide on taking care of your pets during a disaster.


The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Firefighters

Firefighters are always a just call away, ready to tackle potentially dangerous situations. But while their job probably carries significant stress and responsibility, their methods and tricks can still apply to your job and everyday life.


This 1950s Video Guide Teaches You To Live Off The Land If You Have To

With luck, you’ll never find yourself alone, far from civilisation, faced with the task of ensuring your own survival. If you do, this 1950s training video from the US Navy has some valuable tips and tricks to help you find safe food and water, build shelter, and take care of yourself.


30 Essential Things You Should Keep In Your Car

Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car boots, while others have enough packed to live in their cars for weeks. Somewhere in between is this list of 30 things we think every car owner should always have on hand.


Scan And Save Images Of Your Passport And Prescriptions When Travelling

Before you pack your bags for that late winter getaway, take a moment to scan and archive your important documents, like your primary passport pages and the labels for any of your prescriptions. Making sure they’re available even if your bags are lost or stolen will make it easier to get help if you need it.


Create Multiple ICE Contacts For Different Possible Emergencies

When preparing for emergencies, sorting important information by situation can save precious time. Reddit user Amesly suggests creating special contacts like “Car Accident” with all the information you’ll need for that situation.


Attach A Torch To Your Fuse Box

Locating a blown fuse can be difficult in the dark. Make the task easier by keeping a spare torch attached with a magnet.


Cash Is King In Emergency Situations

Many of us are conditioned to paying for everything by card, but cash still has a place — especially in the event of a natural disaster. Keeping “emergency cash” at home can be a useful backup if power goes out for an extended period.


Put Together A Pet First Aid Kit

If your pet gets injured, your normal first-aid kit could suffice for most things. But it’s a good idea to prepare a specific kit for your dog or cat so that you can be sure you will have everything you need in an emergency.


TPG Facing Court Over 000 Call Problems

One argument sometimes used against voice over internet protocol (VOIP) telephone services is that they don’t always identify your location when you make a call to the 000 emergency number. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is taking TPG to court for a more fundamental problem: a six-month period where some of TPG’s phone subscribers apparently couldn’t access 000 at all.