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South East Region Community Engagement Forum

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During the long and active 2018-2019 fires season we received an overwhelming number of requests for community engagement professionals to assist at incident control centres across South East Region.

South East Region Community Engagement Forum

With this in mind the South East Region Community Safety team has focused on providing training to CFA members to perform this important and rewarding role.

This year’s South East Region Community Engagement Forum is designed to develop and educate members to enable them to work in the role of Community Engagement Field Officer in an ICC.

This role plays a big part in supporting ICCs in relation to community engagement and dissemination of information to communities impacted by bush and grassfires.

Over the two days of training topics will include:

  • Liaising with communities during and after an emergency
  • Awareness session on Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management Systems (AIIMS)
  • Radio and communication training relevant to the role covering communication between members and ICC
  • Community Engagement Field Officer role and responsibilities
  • Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS). This program provides advice to help residents plan and prepare for incidents
  • Child safety protection session delivered by Child Safety Unit from CFA headquarters
  • Q & A session with Community Engagement Field Officers giving you a good insight into the role, expectations and experiences.

The three-day event takes place at Licola Wilderness Village, Heyfield-Jamieson Rd, Licola from Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October.