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.

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.

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.

EMC is a fixture on Victoria’s emergency management calendar, providing a program relevant to the changing needs of a broad range of local agencies and their people both paid and volunteer. This years conference will be held 5-6 July.

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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Languishing

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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