The EHPA Emergency Management Special Interest Group is committed to improving knowledge and understanding of Public Health Emergency Management in Victoria through:

  • Delivery of an accredited emergency management training course to Public Health Professionals and others within the field of Public Health Emergency Management
  • Promoting an active and influential role within relevant committees of Emergency Management agencies
  • Improvement of emergency management standards through the development of resources and guidelines

Members of the Emergency Management SIG represent a cross section of municipalities in Victoria.

With high temperatures expected this week across the state, now is the perfect time to review emergency management information both for your Council and those from State Government.

  • Review your Council’s Public Health Sub Plan to ensure you are familiar with the contents and procedures in it – ensure contact information for personnel (including mobile numbers and email addresses) is current and correct. If your Council does not have a Public Health Sub Plan, review your Municipal Emergency Management Plan and ensure you are familiar with it.
  • A list for approved Emergency Broadcasters is attached – ensure you are aware of the emergency broadcasters in your area or in areas you are travelling through
  • The following websites provide further information regarding emergencies:

Department of Health  – includes links to other DH departments  http://www.health.vic.gov.au/emergency/

Chief Health Officer – Heat alerts   http://www.health.vic.gov.au/chiefhealthofficer/alerts/index.htm

Emergency Victoria – includes updates of incidents across the state http://emergency.vic.gov.au/#now

Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria – http://www.recovery.vic.gov.au/home

Victorian Bushfire Information Line – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/bushfire-safety/victorian-bushfire-information-line

  • If you require urgent assistance and/or advice, please contact your REHO in the first instance. You can also contact the Emergency Management SIG Convener Jodie Stevens on 8470 8654/0419 750 445 for advice.
  • EMSIG is seeking advice from the Department of Health on whether an Emergency EHO register will be formed for this year which may potentially be used in conjunction with existing Council and collaboration MOU’s. Further information will be provided later this week.

Above all, stay safe and stay cool – further information regarding any emergencies or  events during this week will be sent via email and social media.

EmergencyBroadcasters

Jodie Stevens
Course Manager
Emergency Management Special Interest Group

Environmental Health Professionals Australia Inc.

Phone: (03) 8470 8654   Mob: 0419 750 445

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About Emergency Management SIG

The EHPA Emergency Management Special Interest Group is committed to improving knowledge and understanding of Public Health Emergency Management in Victoria through:

  • Delivery of an accredited emergency management training course to Public Health Professionals and others within the field of Public Health Emergency Management
  • Promoting an active and influential role within relevant committees of Emergency Management agencies
  • Improvement of emergency management standards through the development of resources and guidelines

Members of the Emergency Management SIG represent a cross section of municipalities in Victoria.

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With high temperatures expected this week across the state, now is the perfect time to review emergency management information both for your Council and those from State Government.

  • Review your Council’s Public Health Sub Plan to ensure you are familiar with the contents and procedures in it – ensure contact information for personnel (including mobile numbers and email addresses) is current and correct. If your Council does not have a Public Health Sub Plan, review your Municipal Emergency Management Plan and ensure you are familiar with it.
  • A list for approved Emergency Broadcasters is attached – ensure you are aware of the emergency broadcasters in your area or in areas you are travelling through
  • The following websites provide further information regarding emergencies:

Department of Health  – includes links to other DH departments  http://www.health.vic.gov.au/emergency/

Chief Health Officer – Heat alerts   http://www.health.vic.gov.au/chiefhealthofficer/alerts/index.htm

Emergency Victoria – includes updates of incidents across the state http://emergency.vic.gov.au/#now

Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria – http://www.recovery.vic.gov.au/home

Victorian Bushfire Information Line – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/bushfire-safety/victorian-bushfire-information-line

  • If you require urgent assistance and/or advice, please contact your REHO in the first instance. You can also contact the Emergency Management SIG Convener Jodie Stevens on 8470 8654/0419 750 445 for advice.
  • EMSIG is seeking advice from the Department of Health on whether an Emergency EHO register will be formed for this year which may potentially be used in conjunction with existing Council and collaboration MOU’s. Further information will be provided later this week.

Above all, stay safe and stay cool – further information regarding any emergencies or  events during this week will be sent via email and social media.

EmergencyBroadcasters

Jodie Stevens
Course Manager
Emergency Management Special Interest Group

Environmental Health Professionals Australia Inc.

Phone: (03) 8470 8654   Mob: 0419 750 445

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