Our Purpose

Protecting those who protect us

ESF is a not for profit organisation which brings together Victoria’s emergency management agencies to protect the mental health and wellbeing of those who protect us.

Better together. That’s what we aim to be.

Tony’s Trek is a solo walk of 1,440km over 50 days, undertaken by Tony Pearce, Chair of ESF and Victoria’s Inspector-General for Emergency Management. Tony’s Trek aims to raise much needed awareness of the terrible mental health toll that emergency service work can have on Victoria’s emergency workers.

ESF is thrilled to have received funding from the Victorian Government to take our popular Mental Health Matters program to brigades, units, clubs and groups again in 2022. This free program is open to all Victorian volunteer emergency service/ management volunteers.

Our inaugural Better Together Luncheon brought emergency service organisations and sector supporters together to celebrate Victoria’s 125,000 emergency workers and acknowledge the mental toll emergency service work can have on the people who protect our community.

Latest Activities

Run the Tan

ESF is thrilled to be a charity partner of ‘Run The Tan’, to be held on Sunday, 24 April. The 3.872km ‘Tan Track’, affectionally known

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Boom or Bust

Grant Chisnall donating 30 percent of proceeds from new book to ESF Grant Chisnall, leading author, founder of ‘Left of Boom’ and host of ‘Crisis

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Our future after COVID

How the emergency service sector can create a better brighter future after COVID Humanity has recovered from many crises in the past: war, depression, pandemic,

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There is a name for the blah you are feeling: It’s called languishing. We all know the feeling, but it has been hard to describe

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Stadium Stomp 2022

ESF were extremely proud to once again be an official charity partner of the 2022 Stadium Stomp. Fundraising efforts saw over $11,000 raised for ESF

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