An ongoing networking and professional development resource for Emergency Management
Over the next twelve months, we will be providing experts in all aspects of Emergency Management a platform to share their extensive knowledge and experience with police, fire ambulance, SES, local government, recovery and aid agencies.
webEMC is a project of the Emergency Management Conference committee and endorsed by the Emergency Services Foundation.
Each webinar is $45 per registration, payment via credit card is preferred.
6 August 2020
11.00 am (AEST)
Lessons in Disaster
Steve O’Malley, Fire Rescue Victoria & Deb Parkinson, Gender & Disaster Pod
Strengthen the capacity of the emergency management sector to challenge gender stereotypes, develop strategies to address gender inequalities, understand the relevance of family violence to the EM sector, and respond appropriately.
3 September 2020
11.00 am (AEST)
Focusing on the system: enabling Victoria’s emergency management learning and continuous improvement culture
Tony Pearce, Victoria’s Inspector-General for Emergency Management
Victoria’s emergency management sector has in recent years built a continuous improvement and learning culture. This culture, and the systems and frameworks that underpin it place our state in a good position to identify opportunities for improvement then embed them into policy and practice.
Steve O’Malley OAM, is a Leading Firefighter and the Fairness and Inclusion Officer with Fire Rescue Victoria. He has been an operational Fire-fighter for more than 30 years and is a graduate in the study of Human Rights.
Steve is an Honorary Life Member of WAFA, a foundation member of the Emergency Management Victoria ‘Gender and Disaster’ taskforce. Steve is a long-standing presenter and advocate for prevention of violence against women and gender equity.
Debra Parkinson is an Adjunct Research Fellow with Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI), and researcher for Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health In the North (WHIN). Over the past two decades, she has researched diverse gendered issues, including intimate partner violence and rape, women’s unequal access to the legal system, and gendered discrimination through the superannuation system. Since 2009, her research has focused on environmental justice and gender and disaster. In 2015, Debra was awarded the ‘Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Thesis Award’ from Monash University for her PhD on increased domestic violence after the Victorian ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires. That same year, the Gender and Disaster Pod was established by MUDRI, WHGNE and WHIN with Debra as its manager. The collaborative has received state, national and international awards.
Tony Pearce was appointed Victoria’s first Inspector-General for Emergency Management in July 2014.
For nearly 40 years he has worked in intelligence, security and emergency/crisis management performing senior operational functions in a number of Victorian emergency service organisations before moving to senior crisis coordination and policy positions. Tony has held a number of senior roles in both state and federal government including four years in the role of Director-General, Emergency Management Australia.
Tony is also a current Blue Ribbon Day Council Board Member and Emergency Services Foundation Board Member.
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