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Help shape the DFES of tomorrow
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is kick starting an exciting new research project that will help to shape DFES’ brand and image, and provide it with a clear direction of where it needs to be in the future. The research involves a confidential survey which explores views about DFES, including its position in the community, the way it communicates and how it can make improvements.
DFES Director of Media and Corporate Communications Hannah Tagore said participating in the survey is an opportunity to help shape the DFES of tomorrow. “It is a chance for people to have their say about the way DFES connects and communicates with the community, stakeholders and fire and emergency services personnel,” Hannah said. “The survey gives people a chance to provide us with their thoughts on what we say and how we say it, to the imagery we use, how we position ourselves in the community and most importantly, how people feel when they think about us. “It’s important that DFES has a strong and respected brand that gives people confidence in the services we provide, lends credibility to the public information we deliver, and helps us to build effective partnerships. “Our brand should be something we are all proud of, that others look up and that helps us to attract and retain valued and capable people.
“The sum of all these parts helps us to keep the community safe.”
DFES personnel, volunteers and community members are encouraged to participate in the survey. Individual views will remain confidential and only aggregated data will be provided to DFES so individuals cannot be identified. To participate, please email email@example.com with the subject header ‘Brand research link’.
Once the survey has closed and after review the research results and recommendations will be made public.
First Aid Training
A First Aid Course was conducted at Gosnells SES and BFS HQs last weekend. Two, one day, courses were conducted with approximately twenty students for each day made up of SES and BFS Volunteers. This required supplementary pre reading and answering questions to meet the National Competency standards Providing First Aid. The training was provided via an external training organisation.
Wayne and Shannon providing CPR to baby mannequins
Further to our earlier emails inviting SES Units to nominate two delegates per unit to attend the FES Conference from 18th to 20th September 2015. Units are requested to SUBMIT NOMINATIONS BY RETURN EMAIL NOW
IF YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO ATTEND - PLEASE SECURE YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS ASAP on the DFES conference website: http://wired.ivvy.com/event/RD3YEL/
DFES needs to confirm accommodation bookings with hotels within in the next two weeks, therefore:
DFES Conference Nominations closing soon
TO ENSURE YOU WILL BE ALLOCATED ACCOMMODATION IN THE SAME CONVENIENTLY LOCATED HOTEL AS OTHER SES VOLUNTEERS, PLEASE REGISTER NOW!
DFES will assist endorsed country regional volunteer delegates to attend the 2015 Conference by:
- meeting the cost of travel, to and from the Conference
- meeting the costs of accommodation for the duration of the Conference
- organising travel arrangements
(All Award finalists will be separately invited to attend the conference and have costs covered by DFES.)
For Volunteers travelling to the conference in Unit vehicles, please note:
SES Cruisers or other high vehicles attending the conference are to be parked in the Wilson Car Park at 391 Hay St Perth. DFES is making a bulk booking for such vehicles. This carpark is semi secure, however, it is recommended to either remove or lock down as best as possible any loose items on the vehicle. This carpark is only a very short walk to the hotel.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Attention: SES Units and Volunteers
See below information in relation to :
1. Notice of 2015 SESVA Annual General Meeting
2. Call for Agenda Items
3. Nominations for SESVA Committee Vacancies
It would be appreciated if you could print the document and distribute it to unit volunteers, and place a copy on your unit noticeboard. Note: Nominations for vacancies close on 31st July 2015.
Secretary and Returning Officer
SES Volunteers Association WA (Inc.)
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SESVA AGM Agenda and call for nominations ===>150617 - FINAL 2015 SESVA AGM Call for agenda items and nominations.pdf