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The Resource Police rescue & bomb disposal : an extraordinary history, Jason Byrnes

Police rescue & bomb disposal : an extraordinary history, Jason Byrnes

Label
Police rescue & bomb disposal : an extraordinary history
Title
Police rescue & bomb disposal
Title remainder
an extraordinary history
Statement of responsibility
Jason Byrnes
Title variation
Police rescue and bomb disposal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of an elite unit that has been protecting public safety for 75 years. Every day the women and men of the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit confront some of the most challenging and harrowing situations imaginable; including recovering decomposing bodies from cliffs, cutting people out of the wreckage of crashed cars, or disarming improvised explosive devices. Nerves of steel, compassion and dedication to duty are the core requirements for police rescue operators and bomb technicians. Police Rescue & Bomb Disposal, takes you on a journey from the dark days of World War II when police first formed a unit to recover bodies from Sydney?s cliffs, to the unit leading rescue operations at the Granville train disaster, the Newcastle earthquake, the Thredbo landslide, and other emergencies up to and including the Lindt Café siege. Drawing upon numerous interviews and official documents this book is complemented by many never seen before images and is a fitting testament to the dedication and personal sacrifices made by a small band of highly skilled professionals
Additional physical form
Abbreviations -- Preface -- Notes for Readers -- A Moment in Time -- Policing in New South Wales -- Cliff Rescues and World War II -- Harry Ware and His Team -- The NSW Police Cliff Rescue Squad -- Post War -- Operations -- Search and Rescues -- A Prominent Profile -- The Catering Business -- The Squad Changes its Name and Goes Full Time -- Road Rescue -- The Squad?s First Trucks and the Q-Vans -- Harry Ware?s Retirement -- The Squad Grows in Size and Capacity: The 1960s -- Flood Rescues -- The Blue Mountains Police Search and Rescue Group -- The Early 1970s to Cyclone Tracy -- The Squad?s Involvement with the Volunteer Rescue Association. -- Ending One Era ? Starting the Next -- The Granville Rail Disaster -- Preparing for Expansion -- Decentralised Operations Commence -- Alpine Rescuers: The Snowy Mountains Rescue Squad -- A Snapshot of Work in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s -- Engaging with Other Groups? -- Women Join the Squad -- Generational Change at Marrickville -- The Rescue War -- Newcastle Earthquake: The Rescue and Aftermath -- Maintaining a High Operational Tempo -- Devolution ? Rescue?s Nadir -- The Thredbo Landslide -- Bomb Disposal Operations -- The Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit -- Some Bomb Response Incidents -- Towards the New Millennium -- Off the Rails: From Glenbrook to Waterfall -- Policing Protests and Demonstrations -- Signal One ? Member Down! -- A Rope and a Prayer: Training and Selections -- Often Grizzly Work ? Concern for Welfare Calls -- The Harrowing -- Epilogue: Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Today -- Appendix A: Police Rescue Timeline -- Appendix B: Ranks of the NSW Police Force -- Appendix C: Rescue Uniforms -- Appendix D: What Makes a Good Rescue Operator -- Appendix E: Key Definitions -- Appendix F: A Brief Overview of Helicopter Rescue in NSW -- Appendix G: Selected Bibliography -- Endnotes -- Index.
Cataloging source
NPAG
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Byrnes, Jason
Dewey number
363.348
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New South Wales
  • Bomb squads
  • Rescues
  • Rescue work
  • Bomb reconnaissance
Label
Police rescue & bomb disposal : an extraordinary history, Jason Byrnes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Preface -- Notes for Readers -- A Moment in Time -- Policing in New South Wales -- Cliff Rescues and World War II -- Harry Ware and His Team -- The NSW Police Cliff Rescue Squad -- Post War -- Operations -- Search and Rescues -- A Prominent Profile -- The Catering Business -- The Squad Changes its Name and Goes Full Time -- Road Rescue -- The Squad?s First Trucks and the Q-Vans -- Harry Ware?s Retirement -- The Squad Grows in Size and Capacity: The 1960s -- Flood Rescues -- The Blue Mountains Police Search and Rescue Group -- The Early 1970s to Cyclone Tracy -- The Squad?s Involvement with the Volunteer Rescue Association. -- Ending One Era ? Starting the Next -- The Granville Rail Disaster -- Preparing for Expansion -- Decentralised Operations Commence -- Alpine Rescuers: The Snowy Mountains Rescue Squad -- A Snapshot of Work in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s -- Engaging with Other Groups? -- Women Join the Squad -- Generational Change at Marrickville -- The Rescue War -- Newcastle Earthquake: The Rescue and Aftermath -- Maintaining a High Operational Tempo -- Devolution ? Rescue?s Nadir -- The Thredbo Landslide -- Bomb Disposal Operations -- The Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit -- Some Bomb Response Incidents -- Towards the New Millennium -- Off the Rails: From Glenbrook to Waterfall -- Policing Protests and Demonstrations -- Signal One ? Member Down! -- A Rope and a Prayer: Training and Selections -- Often Grizzly Work ? Concern for Welfare Calls -- The Harrowing -- Epilogue: Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Today -- Appendix A: Police Rescue Timeline -- Appendix B: Ranks of the NSW Police Force -- Appendix C: Rescue Uniforms -- Appendix D: What Makes a Good Rescue Operator -- Appendix E: Key Definitions -- Appendix F: A Brief Overview of Helicopter Rescue in NSW -- Appendix G: Selected Bibliography -- Endnotes -- Index
Control code
000060820205
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
464 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925520941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Police rescue & bomb disposal : an extraordinary history, Jason Byrnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Preface -- Notes for Readers -- A Moment in Time -- Policing in New South Wales -- Cliff Rescues and World War II -- Harry Ware and His Team -- The NSW Police Cliff Rescue Squad -- Post War -- Operations -- Search and Rescues -- A Prominent Profile -- The Catering Business -- The Squad Changes its Name and Goes Full Time -- Road Rescue -- The Squad?s First Trucks and the Q-Vans -- Harry Ware?s Retirement -- The Squad Grows in Size and Capacity: The 1960s -- Flood Rescues -- The Blue Mountains Police Search and Rescue Group -- The Early 1970s to Cyclone Tracy -- The Squad?s Involvement with the Volunteer Rescue Association. -- Ending One Era ? Starting the Next -- The Granville Rail Disaster -- Preparing for Expansion -- Decentralised Operations Commence -- Alpine Rescuers: The Snowy Mountains Rescue Squad -- A Snapshot of Work in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s -- Engaging with Other Groups? -- Women Join the Squad -- Generational Change at Marrickville -- The Rescue War -- Newcastle Earthquake: The Rescue and Aftermath -- Maintaining a High Operational Tempo -- Devolution ? Rescue?s Nadir -- The Thredbo Landslide -- Bomb Disposal Operations -- The Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit -- Some Bomb Response Incidents -- Towards the New Millennium -- Off the Rails: From Glenbrook to Waterfall -- Policing Protests and Demonstrations -- Signal One ? Member Down! -- A Rope and a Prayer: Training and Selections -- Often Grizzly Work ? Concern for Welfare Calls -- The Harrowing -- Epilogue: Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Today -- Appendix A: Police Rescue Timeline -- Appendix B: Ranks of the NSW Police Force -- Appendix C: Rescue Uniforms -- Appendix D: What Makes a Good Rescue Operator -- Appendix E: Key Definitions -- Appendix F: A Brief Overview of Helicopter Rescue in NSW -- Appendix G: Selected Bibliography -- Endnotes -- Index
Control code
000060820205
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
464 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925520941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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