Australian Emergency Law would like to wish all of my readers the very best for the holiday season, a joyous celebration of any holy days that have meaning for you and all the best for 2023.  For those in the emergency services volunteering or working over the period I hope you have some down time as well as time to celebrate with both colleagues and families. 

I also pause to reflect on the service of Constables Matthew Arnold and Rachel McCrow and reflect on how hard this Christmas, and all Christmas’ to come, will be for their families.  I pay special thanks to all in Queensland Police, and police services across Australia, who continue to get up and report for work. 

The blog in 2022

Since resuming the blog on 1 April 2022, I have published 110 posts (an average of 12 a month). There have been 93,565 visits to the blog and those visitors looked at 177,297 pages (ie on average each visitor looked at 1.89 posts per visit).  There were 123 ‘likes’ and 255 comments.  The single most viewed page (after the ‘home page’) was ‘Red/blue lights but no siren?’ (November 29, 2015) with 5118 views.

7204 people subscribe to the blog that is they receive updates via email or Facebook or other social medial platforms. On Facebook the blog has 5032 followers and posts reached 17,646 people.

Visitors to the site came from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Ireland, the Philippines and China.

I would like to thank all my readers for their support and hope that I have continued to contribute to the work of those on the front line of the emergency services.  I look forward to working with you all in 2023. 

This blog is made possible with generous financial support from the Australasian College of Paramedicine, the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW), Natural Hazards Research Australia, NSW Rural Fire Service Association and the NSW SES Volunteers Association. I am responsible for the content in this post including any errors or omissions. Any opinions expressed are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or understanding of the donors.