Please join us for an inaugural discussion hosted by UWA Defence and Security Institute and Veterans, Emergency Services, and Police Industry Institute Australia (VESPIIA), where we will embark on an exploration of response to support our first responders and their families in times of natural disasters. In a world increasingly marked by the unpredictability of climate change, the men and women who courageously step forward to safeguard our communities deserve comprehensive, forward-thinking support systems.
This gathering brings together policymakers, experts, and stakeholders from across the region to delve into a crucial facet of disaster management – the well-being of those who are on the front lines when disaster strikes. We will explore innovative strategies and holistic approaches that encompass physical, mental, and emotional support for first responders and their families, recognising that their resilience directly impacts the resilience of our communities as a whole.
Through an informed discussion and collaborative thinking, we aim to identify measures and best practices that could be implemented to ensure our first responders and their loved ones have the resources and care they need during and after crisis situations. Together, we will pave the way for a more resilient Western Australia, where the safety and well-being of those who protect us are at the forefront of disaster response planning. Join us as we embark on this essential conversation and work towards a safer, more compassionate future for all.
Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Senate Room, Winthrop Hall
A light afternoon tea will be provided.