Hydrocarbons are responsible for a wide variety of ailments in the human population. While they aren’t the most toxic chemical at our disposal, their prevalence in our cities, and our considerable amounts of exposure to them, means they are a force to be reckoned with.
Urban Search and Rescue in Perth is primarily concerned with searching for victims of housing collapses. These can be the result of a number of different causes: some of the most common are landslides and avalanches, flooding, fires, and earthquakes. It is among the most specialised areas of search and rescue.
As the heat and the dry of the summer begins to take hold in Western Australia, the pace of life broadly begins to slow down. It is difficult to find the energy to rush when the mercury climbs above 40, and the search for a cool spot often leads us indoors.