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Emergency Management Leaders Forum

Posted on 12 Jan, 2019

26 – 27 March 2019 — Mel­bourne

Akolade’s Emer­gency Man­age­ment Lead­ers Forum works with lead­ers to explore how to diver­si­fy and pro­fes­sion­alise, whilst fac­ing emer­gen­cies of the 21st cen­tu­ry. Learn prac­ti­cal tips from senior lead­ers, from fire and flood, to mul­ti-impact cat­a­stroph­ic events which cur­rent­ly over­whelm exist­ing emer­gency man­age­ment capa­bil­i­ties – In a world where they are increas­ing­ly watched and scrutinised.

As a part­ner of the Emer­gency Man­age­ment Lead­ers Forum, Woman and Fire­fight­ing invites you to attend on 26 – 27 March 2019 in Mel­bourne. WAFA mem­bers will receive 10% off stan­dard tick­et prices — please refer to the doc­u­ment 2nd-Emer­gency-Man­age­ment-Lead­ers-Forum’ in the mem­bers area for the dis­count code.

Key themes for 2019

  • Under­stand­ing the impact of cli­mate change on disasters
  • Using data for mit­i­ga­tion and preparedness
  • Explor­ing diver­si­ty and professionalisation
  • Estab­lish­ing resilience and response in an extreme future

Key Speak­ers

  • Ken Pim­lott, Direc­tor, State of Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Forestry and Fire Pro­tec­tion, CAL FIRE

Ken was the Direc­tor of CAL FIRE who man­aged the response team for what’s been stat­ed the most dead­ly nat­ur­al dis­as­ter in the USA to date – the 2018 Cal­i­for­nia Fires.

  • Dr. Kathy McInnes, Senior Researcher, CSIRO

Dr. McInnes’ research focuss­es on under­stand­ing how cli­mate vari­abil­i­ty and change will affect severe weath­er events, extreme sea lev­els and coastal impacts.

  • Simon Thom­son, Region­al Direc­tor, Ambu­lance Victoria

Simon was elect­ed the State Con­troller for Heat Emer­gen­cies 2018, one of only two at Ambu­lance Vic­to­ria who has per­formed this role.

  • Stephen O’Malley, Lead­ing Fire­fight­er & Fair­ness and Inclu­sion Offi­cer; Cul­ture and Trans­for­ma­tion, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Fire Brigade

  • Eri­ka Lind, Board Mem­ber, Depart­ment of Envi­ron­ment, Land, Water and Plan­ning (DEL­WP)
  • Don­na Wheat­ley, Com­man­der Oper­a­tions Assur­ance; Oper­a­tional Response, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Fire Brigade (For­mer WAFA President)

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Women and Fire­fight­ing Aus­trala­sia mem­bers’ receive an addi­tion­al 10% off cur­rent rates. 

Please again login to the mem­bers area to refer to the doc­u­ment for the dis­count code for this offer.

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