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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

Are you up for a challenge like walking side by side with your emergency service colleagues over 11 days and 96km along the Kokoda trek? It will be difficult, just like coming to terms with mental health issues can be difficult. This Side by Side trek scheduled for May 2020 […]


Valuing Volunteers Grant

ESF has been awarded a Victorian State Government Valuing Volunteers Grant. This will enable ESF to host seven workshops around Victoria for formal and informal emergency service volunteer leaders. The workshops will be codesigned with a diverse group of volunteers and topic experts. The focus of the workshops will be […]


Vale Mick Miller

Following the death of the former Victoria Police Commissioner Mick Miller people across the wider community have paid tribute to the many contributions he made in the service of others. In adding to those tributes let me acknowledge the important role Mick played in the establishment of the Victorian Emergency […]


Help Protect Those Who Protect Us – Say THANKS2U On 5 July

Thanks to thousands of emergency service workers across Victoria, regional and rural communities can feel supported and protected. The Emergency Services Foundation is asking Victorians to reciprocate that support by saying “Thanks To You” (THANKS2U) on Friday, 5 July, to help raise funds for support programs and wellbeing initiatives for […]


ESF received funding to Chair a WorkWell Learning Network for the Victorian Emergency Services sector

The Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) is thrilled to have received funding by WorkSafe to Chair a WorkWell Learning Network for the Victorian emergency services sector. As Learning Network Chair ESF will bring workplaces and experts together to share ideas and knowledge to collaboratively design and implement workplaces initiatives that create […]


Mental Health Early Intervention Pilot

Early intervention pilot started on 17 June to provide Police and Ambulance staff and volunteers access to urgent mental health treatment as soon as they identify a problem. Mental Health Early Intervention Pilot – Media Release


2019 Scholarships Awardees Announced

This year we have four awardees. Their research topics each address the important issue of wellbeing. Greg Dean, Senior Sergeant and Acting Manager VicPol Welfare Services. Greg’s topic of study is early intervention mental health and wellbeing respite centres and his research will add to his learnings from previous study […]


New Memorial Garden Begun

Construction has started on the Victorian Emergency Services Memorial to honour the Victorian emergency service workers who have given their lives in service of their community. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined representatives from emergency service agencies to turn the first sod on the project in Melbourne’s […]