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ESF visits COVID epicentre in NYC

On 5 May ESF took emergency management and health leaders into Tisch hospital on First Avenue in New York City via Zoom to get a unique insight into managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Our experience in Australia of the pandemic is different to the USA and so ESF approached Kelly McKinney, […]


Linda Dessau AC named ESF Patron

The Emergency Services Foundation is honoured to announce the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, as our Patron. We are grateful for her interest and support as ESF works to improve mental health in the Victorian emergency services. The Governor will meet women from across the […]


Emergency Services Minifigures

Ambulance Victoria paramedic, Jo Algie, is the brainchild behind minifigures for emergency service personnel. Designed to work perfectly with building sets and parts from the world’s best known brands. Currently, personalised Ambulance Victoria and SES minifigures are available for order. $20 each with $5 from the sale of each unit […]


2020 Stadium Stomp

The Emergency Services Foundation is extremely proud to be the official charity partner of the 2020 Melbourne Stadium Stomp. The 2019 event saw approximately $20,000 raised for the ESF to help support our continued efforts to prevent, promote and address the incidence and impact of mental injury for the 125,000 emergency […]


Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

https://www.firefighterclimb.org.au/ On 7 September, 600 firefighters from across Australia will climb 28 floors of the Crown Metropol Hotel, all carrying 25kg of equipment. This year, the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb is raising funds for the Emergency Services Foundation, Lifeline and the Black Dog Institute. Funds from the stair climb will […]


Side by Side Kokoda Trek

  ESF regret to advise that the ‘Side by Side’ Kokoda scheduled for May 2020 is postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions. We will be announcing updates on any future treks as we have them. Fundraising updates from emergency management personnel registered for the trek […]


Valuing Volunteers Program

ESF regret to advise that the Valuing Volunteers Program, ‘Our mental health and wellbeing really matters‘ workshops, scheduled for April and May 2020, are postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and government advice to cancel all indoor events of more than 100 people. We will be announcing new workshop […]