06/12/12 AEMI DRASEN workshop, Mt Macdeon VIC

06/12/12 AEMI DRASEN workshop, Mt Macdeon VIC

Article by Kay Cantwell via ResourceLink

For the last two days I had the privilege of meeting with an amazing group of people who form the newly established Disaster Resilient Australia School Education Network, at the Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mt Macedon, Victoria.

The aim of the meeting was to establish a cross-sectoral group to examine current resourcing of educational programs that support this area, and to identify partnerships and ways to work together to construct resources that span across the range of emergency services, to promote a strong shared message of how to prevent, prepare, respond and recover (PPRR) when facing hazards such as Bushfires, Climate Change, Cyclones, Droughts, Earthquakes, Floods, Heatwaves, Landslides, Pandemics, Severe Storms, Tsunami or Volcanoes.

Meeting with representatives from diverse groups, including those immediately involved with emergency management such as the Country Fire Authority, the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA, Save the Children, Red Cross, Green Cross and the Bureau of Meteorology, as well as educational representatives from the Geography and Science Teachers Associations and experts in the field of Psychology, Human Services and Disaster Research was a rich example of the value of sharing multiple perspectives.

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