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Survival in the Outback

Survival in the Outback

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Published by: Kyle Robbertze on Feb 13, 2010
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WA POLICE ACADEMY COMMAND & LAND OPERATIONS UNIT
AIDS TO SURVIVAL
 
AIDS TO SURVIVAL
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Twenty Fourth Edition [First Issued 1979]
July, 2004
This book is a Western Australia Police Academy Publication and is available free of chargeto individuals from their local Police Station. Organisations or groups requiring largerquantities can access and download this publication from the Western Australia Policewebsite –http://www.police.wa.gov.au/RecruitingandTheAcademy/pdf/aids22.pdf The book is offered as an ongoing service in the interest of community safety. The contentsare not subject to copyright and there are no restrictions on copying in any form by interestedindividuals and groups.In keeping with the mission of the Western Australia Police Service to work in partnershipwith the community to create a safer and more secure Western Australia by providing qualitypolice services the Command & Land Operations Unit at the Western Australia PoliceAcademy invite comments, affirmations and suggestions for possible inclusion in futureeditions in an endeavour to improve this publication. Comments may be forwarded to theCommand & Land Operations Unit at the Western Australia Police Academy.A copy of this publication has been deposited in the Australian National Library.ISBN: 0-646-36303-4
 
AIDS TO SURVIVAL
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Introduction
Aids To Survival is a Western Australia Police Academy publication initially written andcompiled by Sergeant Bert O’Meagher APM, Officer In Charge, Command & LandOperations Unit at the Western Australia Police Academy in collaboration with First ClassConstable Dennis Reid and Dr Ross Harvey, M.B, B.S. D.Obst. R.C.O.G. A.C.C.A.M.The Command & Land Operations Unit was introduced to provide members of the WesternAustralia Police Service with the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out their duties inoutback Western Australia and to enable them to co-ordinate or participate in emergencyoperations and advise on outback safety. In keeping with the WA Police Service mission toprovide a safer and more secure Western Australia the unit is concerned with the education of interested community groups and individuals.Originally the book was produced to provide members of the Western Australia PoliceService with a locally produced source of reference for use in training and for disseminationto the public. To this end the book has proved to be extremely successful, this being the 24thedition with over 430,000 copies being distributed since its introduction in 1979. It is nowavailable on the Internet under the WA Police Service website.The book is required reading for several community groups, youth organisations, educationinstitutions and industry trainers throughout Western Australia. Contents have been providedto Royal Flying Doctor Service WA] for inclusion in their publication, Safety & SurvivalHandbook.A dedicated group of community minded individuals and organisations have contributedinformation and items over the years and their efforts and contributions are much appreciated.Contributors include - Peter Bindon, Vern Delgado, Arthur Connor, Graham Brammer,Ronele and Eric Gard, Richard Lushey, Ric Clifford, John Evans, The Duke of Edinburgh’sAward [WA], The Royal Lifesaving Society [WA], St John Ambulance [WA], Red Cross[WA], Bureau Of Meteorology [WA], Australian Communications Authority and SergeantPhil Ramsay [WA Police]. Diagrams were originally drawn by Western AustralianGovernment Print Artists and updated as required.Staff at the Western Australia Police Academy Command & Land Operations Unit who havecontributed to the book include; Senior Constable Paul McKee, Senior Constable IanThomson, Senior Constable David Stark, Senior Constable Douglas Fleetwood, SeniorConstable Glen Blackwell and Senior Constable Shaun Jackson.Thanks are also extended to students of classes conducted by the Western Australia PoliceAcademy Command & Land Operations Unit and members of the community of WesternAustralia who have provided valuable comment and feedback.M.W. SHERVILL.SUPERINTENDENTPRINCIPALWESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE ACADEMY.June-04

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