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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 […]


ESF & Red Cross to host an open forum on 31 May 2019

Emergency Services Foundation and Red Cross to host an open forum on 31 May 2019 Caring for the people who care – two perspectives. Keynote speakers will be Kelly McKinney, one of America’s foremost experts on disasters and Patrick Cairns, CEO at the UK Police Treatment Centres. This is a free event […]


WPI students review ESF Relief & Assistance program

Download PDF of WPI Report – welfare and support payments Since 1998, nearly 600 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts USA) students have conducted over 170 projects at the Melbourne Project Centre (MPC), partnering with local organisations. MPC teams have addressed a variety of challenges in local communities and between October and […]


ESF Alumni meet to discuss strategy

ESF Alumni were all invited to attend breakfast on 10 August hosted by Board Director and Maddocks Partner, Catherine Dunlop. The purpose of the event was for our new CEO, Siusan MacKenzie to share her thoughts on a new strategic direction for the ESF and discuss issues with Alumni to […]


2018 ESF Scholarship recipients announced

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. […]