The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held this month over the 24 May at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, Queensland. The conference again follows the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, running consecutively at the same venue.
Mr John Moy, Executive Manager, Volunteer Emergency Services Training Command with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) joins us in a few weeks on the Gold Coast to discuss ‘There’s a Dinosaur in the Room! Retaining Emergency Service Volunteers through a Training Approach’.
The Volunteer Emergency Services Training Command (VESTC) within Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is established to provide nationally recognised training and assessment opportunities to over 42,000 emergency services volunteers in Queensland, across more than 1,300 delivery sites, issuing more than 50,000 individual units of competency, via over 100,000 learning instances each year!
This contemporary Case Study will outline the approach being taken to ensure the ‘Dinosaur’ is kept out of the room. It will highlight how a training approach is contributing, not only to broader operational capability, but also in encouraging the retention of emergency service volunteers now, and into future. This is despite a general trend in declining volunteerism and an aging population.
Finally, it will outline a new training framework, as part of a broader contemporary volunteerism strategy that ultimately contributes to the ongoing quest to ensure that the Dinosaur remains extinct, and there is a safer Queensland for all!
For more information on the 2017 Search and Rescue Conference and to secure your spot, visit www.sar.anzdmc.com.au.
Tags: Emergency Service Volunteers, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)