2020 Emergency Management Conference

CFA is supporting volunteers and staff to attend the 2020 Emergency Management Conference (EMC). The conference will take place online over two weeks in late September and early October for two days each week.


2019 EMC conference

The conference is held each year for members from all Victorian emergency services to come together and provide insight, reflection, understanding and motivation across a wide range of topics and emergency management incidents.

It is vital that the emergency management sector continually reviews and assesses its effectiveness. What worked well, and what didn’t quite hit the mark.

This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the conference will be conducted as an online event over two weeks for two days each week:

  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Tuesday 6 October 
  • Wednesday 7th October

There will be two 2-hour sessions each day, with four speakers in each.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are sought from CFA members to attend the 2020 EMC. Two types of funded opportunities are available:


Target group: volunteers

Places available: Two places per CFA region (a total of 10 places)

Criteria: Volunteers who are living the CFA values, have gone above and beyond their usual duties for CFA in 2019/2020 and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Achieved something significant within their district, group, brigade or community
  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership (operational or non-operational)
  • Overcome a particularly difficult challenge

Incident Management

Target group: volunteers and staff involved in incident management roles

Places available: Five places per emergency management region (a total of 40 places) and ten places for HQ/State Control Centre staff

Criteria: Members who are in development or accredited for a Level 3 IMT role, actively work in the regional command and control environment or who actively work in the state command and control environment. 

Nomination process

Expressions of interest can be submitted via this online nomination form.  

The expression of interest process will close at midnight Sunday 13 September 2020.  

Expressions of interest will be reviewed and endorsed from 14 September with feedback provided to nominees following this endorsement process.

The Organisational Development team will coordinate the registration process and provide further details to those individuals selected to attend the conference. 

If you have any questions related to the Emergency Management Conference please contact rhiannon.rak@cfa.vic.gov.au

2019 EMC conference

Author: Rhiannon Rak