Presentations and videos are available from the following events:
- 2019 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
- 2018 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
- 2017 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
- 2016 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
2019 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
Almost 100 people from across the emergency management sector attended the 2019 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum in Melbourne on 23 July. This year’s Forum showcased a range of resources and programs that support the emotional, spiritual and mental health needs of people that have been impacted by an emergency or disaster. The Forum also explored the barriers and opportunities for people with a disability in all phases of emergency management.
View presentations from the 2019 forum:
- City of Bendigo and Yarra Ranges presentations (PowerPoint - 4.1MB)
- Community Trauma Toolkit Summary (PDF - 627KB)
- Emerging Minds CTT presentation (PDF - 1.1MB)
- High emotion presentation VCOSS (PDF - 836KB)
- VCC VCOSS 2019 (PowerPoint - 13.4MB)
2018 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
The MAV/VCOSS forum on 21 September was well attended with more than 70 delegates. The forum provided a range of insightful presentations from council, state government and university perspectives, as well as The Deaf Society and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
The MAV would like to thank all council participants for their contributions to the forum.
View presentations from the 2018 forum:
- Building the resilience of Victorians who are vulnerable in an emergency - Andrea Spiteri, DHHS (PowerPoint - 728KB)
- Deaf Get Ready: Deaf Liaison Officers champion preparedness: building bridges between deaf community and emergency services - Genevieve Roberts, The Deaf Society (PowerPoint - 9.66MB)
- Emergency Relief Centre Exercise - Sharon Smith, Wellington Shire Council (PowerPoint - 3.49MB)
- Knowledge is power - Melissa Matthews, AIDR (PDF - 808KB)
- Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Toolkit - Michelle Villeneuve, University of Sydney (PowerPoint - 7.71MB)
- Planning for people with disabilities - Campaspe Shire Council (PowerPoint - 2.27MB)
- Review of emergency management for Victorian high risk communities - Julie Hoy, IGEM (PDF - 863KB)
2017 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
MAV and the Victorian Council of Social Services partner to bring the VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forums - events which aim to increase the levels of cooperation and collaboration between local government and the community sector.
Emma King, the CEO of VCOSS, opened the forum, and launched the report Building Resilient Communities: Working with the Community Sector to Enhance Emergency Management (PDF - 842.8KB).
"There is a clear and growing acknowledgement of the potential of the community sector as essential partners in building disaster resilience – strengthening people’s and communities’ capacity to cope with emergencies and disasters. VCOSS’ new report Building community resilience: Working with the community sector to enhance emergency management outlines the community sector’s willingness, specialist skills, and capacity to contribute to both emergency management and building disaster resilience.
"DHHS and VCOSS are working in partnership to develop a strategy to address non-insurance and underinsurance for emergencies in Victoria. As part of this, the government recently released a new campaign, Insure it. It’s worth it!, that provides links to independent information sources which enable the community to become better educated about the importance of insurance and the range of options available to them. Please feel free to use this campaign as part of your organisation’s resilience building work."
Below are presentations and a video from the forum:
- Connect: Connect to all things Warrnambool - Lisa McLeod, Warrnambool City Council (PowerPoint - 27.7MB)
- Disability inclusive disaster preparedness in NSW: Enabling local community resilience through collaboration - Hayley Brooks, University of Sydney (PowerPoint - 14.4MB)
- Enhancing networks for resilience - Jo Brown & Rowena Wylie, Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership (PowerPoint - 2.62MB)
- Fire ready for community care providers - Angela Cook, CFA (PowerPoint - 4.76MB)
- Healthy and resilient together: Building resilience of children, their families and their community - Gabriella Tange and Anna Mackinlay, Beechworth Health Service (PowerPoint - 5.13MB)
- In an emergency what's your plan? - Frances Ford, Coordinator Resilient Communities, City of Bendigo (PowerPoint - 2.73MB)
- Residential risk referrals. An organisational response to residential risk - Julie Harris and Marty Braid - MFB (PowerPoint - 2.61MB)
- Resilient recovery - Kate Fitzgerald, Director Relief and Recovery, Emergency Management Victoria (PowerPoint - 15.6MB)
In an Emergency, What's Your Plan? (City of Greater Bendigo)
2016 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum
View presentations from the 2016 forum:
- 'Beyond the Gate' Aged Care Emergency Support Network - Summary (PDF - 394KB)
- 'Beyond the Gate' Aged Care Emergency Support Network - Myra Giardini, City of Mandurah (WA) (PDF - 3.44MB)
- Black Hill (and other recent fires) recovery: Observations - Jill Karena, Macedon Ranges Shire Council (PDF - 2.24MB)
- Building community resilience - Kate Riddell, Firefoxes Australia (PDF - 2.56MB)
- Centre of Resilience (COR) and Emerald Community House - Mary Farrow (PDF - 3.83MB)
- A modern emergency management system for Victoria - Craig Lapsley, Emergency Management Commissioner, EMV (PowerPoint - 1.57MB)
- Recovery following Scotsburn fire - Cherie Graham, Moorabool Shire Council and Pam Sutcliffe, Bunniyong Community Volunteer (PDF - 1.83MB)
- Resilient Melbourne - Maree Grenfell, Resilience Coordinator, City of Melbourne (PowerPoint - 6.33MB)