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Resilient Australia Awards

Posted on 03 Mar, 2020

Emer­gency ser­vices and their part­ners are invit­ed to sub­mit for the 2020 Resilient Aus­tralia Awards. The awards pro­mote shared respon­si­bil­i­ty for resilience and cel­e­brate ini­tia­tives that make com­mu­ni­ties safer and bet­ter pre­pared for dis­as­ters and emergencies.

Sub­mis­sions open for the 21st Resilient Aus­tralia Awards

Emer­gency ser­vices and their part­ners are invit­ed to sub­mit for the 2020 Resilient Aus­tralia Awards. The awards pro­mote shared respon­si­bil­i­ty for resilience and cel­e­brate ini­tia­tives that make com­mu­ni­ties safer and bet­ter pre­pared for dis­as­ters and emergencies.

The emer­gency ser­vices sec­tor is cru­cial to all phas­es of pre­pared­ness, response and recov­ery. Agen­cies have been con­sis­tent­ly rep­re­sent­ed in sub­mis­sions for their role in dri­ving inno­va­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Last year, the NSW Rur­al Fire Ser­vice won a high­ly com­mend­ed award for ten years of their Prepare.Act.Survive cam­paigns, which have increased com­mu­ni­ty pre­pared­ness and resilience.

The Coun­try Fire Authority’s Sur­vive and Thrive pro­gram have also been recog­nised for part­ner­ing with local pri­ma­ry schools to devel­op greater knowl­edge of fire risk, behav­iour and man­age­ment in students.

Sub­mis­sions are open until 18 May in every state and ter­ri­to­ry for six cat­e­gories: com­mu­ni­ty, gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, school, local gov­ern­ment and pho­tog­ra­phy. State and ter­ri­to­ry win­ners will be con­sid­ered for nation­al awards to be pre­sent­ed at a nation­al cer­e­mo­ny lat­er in the year.

Emer­gency ser­vices and their part­ners are encour­aged to make a sub­mis­sion to the awards. 

The pro­gram is proud­ly spon­sored by the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment in part­ner­ship with the Aus­tralian Insti­tute for Dis­as­ter Resilience and the states and territories.

For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it: aidr​.org​.au/raa