Petition to UK Parliament
Invest in Air Response Units, Equipment, and research for the Fire Brigade
The building fire today in London as well as the threat of potential terror attacks looming over the nation has highlighted a key need for more time, money, and research to be invested into emergency services and emergency response strategies to ensure the country is well prepared to respond in emergencies. It is 2017 and the Fire Brigade service should have an air response unit in various areas around the country as well as leading and innovative technology which continues to be funded and researched so that in the future we can live in a world where buildings aren't left burning for 9+ hours with hundreds of people inside.
Petition to Michelle Guthrie, Michael Millet, Samantha Liston, Gaven Morris
Save lifesaving shortwave radio to the Pacific
The ABC has decided to end shortwave radio broadcasts to the Pacific Islands by 31st January. This needs to be urgently reversed. These services provide lifesaving information during cyclones and other disasters as well as playing an important role in ensuring media freedom. Due to the wide footprint of the shortwave signal the ABC’s shortwave service reaches severely disadvantaged and isolated communities that do not have access to their own domestic radio. The ABC’s plan to replace shortwave with FM will not ensure this vital service reaches all the people who need it. Given your recent excellent decision to place more priority on the Pacific we are confused and profoundly disappointed to see shortwave services cut before your planned FM network is ready to replace it. Pacific Islanders have expressed their views in a statement by the regional media organisation, the Pacific Freedom Forum, and we stand with them. "There seems to be no logic or connection with realities facing Pacific listeners and audiences across the region who will be effectively be cut off from news, information, and life saving information during disasters," said PFF Chair Monica Miller, of American Samoa. "As Pacific nations are going through the usual cyclone season, its just such a shame that they will lose a key, credible information source to rely on. “It's clear that no thought was given to the link between disaster communications and this service, or even the fact that FM is largely unreliable in bad weather and only available in urban areas." "It's a slap in the face for the millions who've connected to Australia and to regional news through this service. “While we can appreciate that any broadcaster wants to keep up with the times, ditching the SW transmission service which is an information lifeline to so many in the Pacific, is not smart strategically and demonstrates a lack of vision or involvement in the much-appreciated Pacific footprint ABC has across small island developing states.” We petitioners ask that you urgently reverse the decision to end shortwave broadcasts. If you decline to do so we ask that all money saved through this decision be used to increase the stripped-back Pacific reporting team and build the promised FM transmitters. We remind you that the Australian government’s aid program has placed a high priority on disaster preparedness in the Pacific and that as recently as September Prime Minister Alexander Turnbull promised a step-change in relations with improving disaster management and risk reduction at its core. The ABC is an important institution in the Pacific please recognise its value as we do. The ABC’s Pacific service is tax-payers dollars well-spent.
Petition to Central Government of India, Ministry of Health, Apollo health services
Efficient provision of emergency medical services in India
Hi everybody! It is a well known fact that the provision of emergency medical services in our country is in a dire state but untill you see someone you know lose their life because of sheer negligince, one does not wake up. A junior in my hostel, all of 19 years old had to take her last breath due to this imprudent attitude of the health services in our country. She did not make it due to lack of timely medical aid. We can not let another innocent life suffer this fate anymore. Hence i urge you people to please sign the petiotion
Petition to East of England Ambulance Service
Ambulance crews are there when we need them... now they need our help...
Ambulance crews in the East of England Ambulance Service are struggling to cope. 14 or 15 hour shifts are common and one crew recently worked a 20.5 hour shift. Crews are entitled to a 45 minute meal break, they routinely only get 30 minutes.UNISON has been campaigning for over 12 months for supportive changes. The Ambulance Service is not listening. Enforced overtime and lack of breaks is adding to the enormous pressures frontline staff have to deal with - more needs to be done to support them. UNISON is campaigning for a 45 minute meal break, an additional 20 minute rest break and measures to ensure crews travelling back to their base station at the end of their shift, who will already incur a late finish, are only asked to attend the highest category of calls, if they’re the nearest vehicle. Please sign this epetition to show your support for your local Ambulance crews and help campaign for supportive changes.