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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
- 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)
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.