2018 ESF Scholarship recipients announced   Recently updated!

Four 2018 ESF Scholarship recipients have been announced. Geoff Ranzenhofer, CFA Senior Station Officer – to study practical fire investigation training at international best practice sites. Jacob Riley, SES Public Information and Warnings Advisor – to study the use of new and emerging technologies to improve real time community warnings. […]

2018 Volunteer Leaders Forum

At the end of April 127 volunteers from 13 agencies gathered in St Kilda for the 2018 Volunteer Leaders Forum hosted by the Emergency Services Foundation and funded by a State Government grant. Participants were inspired and excited over two days by the opportunity to raise questions with emergency management […]

Support for volunteers to buy equipment

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the  equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. $10 million has been set aside for volunteer sustainability grants. This program will not require co-contributions from brigades and enables them to focus on helping communities rather than fundraising. […]


We welcome Siusan MacKenzie to the role of inaugural CEO of the Emergency Services Foundation. Siusan begins in the role with solid credentials as a strong and innovative leader with experience in various sectors. Most recently Siusan has been working in the health sector and has had a significant impact […]