Glance at Australia’s Government Transportations
We went to the market the other day, featuring Department of Australia’s Rescue, Fire, Police, Highway patrols, medical teams, paramedics and ambulance. They gave local people a chance to view and experience what it looks like inside and how these transportation works to ensure people’s safety, saving lives and helping those who are in need. I really treasure the opportunity viewing such informative displays. Based on what I have observed and readings ill describe one by one the Australian transport system and how it works. These are some of the Australia Transportation Patrols in the state of Victoria.
Since I was a nurse in the Philippines I experienced being in an ambulance accompanying and transporting patients from one hospital to another, and I can’ t help myself comparing the differences of the Philippines transport system compared to Australia. I was amazed by the equipment inside, all complete. I still remember 3 years ago, I used to work in a community hospital in my hometown, I was asked by the to accompany a kid having an asthma attack and we have to take a multicab, wherein I have to hold the patients iv fluids up for the rest of the two hour trip and had to hold the oxygen tank with my feet so it stays in place and at the same time I had to keep an eye of the patient making sure he still breathing. My heart bleeds for the poor who cant even afford to transport their patients to a bigger hospital. In the Philippines if you are sick and have no money you will die.
Police and Highway patrols
Australia has six states, and I was living in Victoria so I might tackle more here specifically the Victoria Police as what its called. When I had the chance to sit and take a look inside on one of the police cars, ” wow!”. It was all well equipped with eyes and ears plus an additional in car video (ICV). This ICV systems comprises two digital cameras, a display to play back the recordings of offences and also has a video storage device so there is no way to escape. It also has two wireless microphones, GPS and triggering devices. This ICV records everything automatically including the speed of the offending vehicles. Police role includes preserving peace and prevents crime, detecting and apprehending offenders, protects communities life and property and mostly helping and attending those who needs assistance. Victoria police has specialist roles namely:
Crime scene officers
Operational response unit
Victoria police also has helicopters with infrared visions, high tech motorcycles. Offenders has no way to escape because they will be watched everywhere.
Fire trucks was there on the display too and I was lucky enough to jump in and experience to be in the driver’s seat. There you can all safety gears and equipment’s well equipped. Ready to go rescue and save burning lives especially in summer time wherein bushfire pretty common.
Aside from paramedics and police, they also has search and rescue squad. They had their own vehicles and transport system to provide assistance anywhere. It has the main agency which is called The Rescue Coordination Centre which provides the squad with information on the location and assistance required. they have sets of necessary equipment needed on whether it is a land, water, snow or vertical cliff rescue.