Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) Annual Conference 1999
15 – 17 October 1999, Melbourne
The 1999 AFAC Annual Conference will be hosted by Victorias Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and Department of Natural Resources and Environment. The Conference theme is: Priority Community Safety.
An excellent field of international and local speakers will offer insights into how effective partnerships with our communities can be built and maintained and how strategies through which community safety can be achieved through cooperative effort can be developed and implemented.
In session five on Sunday, 17 October 1999, a contribution will be held on the topic: “Prescribed Fire in the Natural Environment in the USA”, Jose Cruz, USA.
The Provisional Conference Sessions are summarized as follows:
Saturday 16 October 7.30am Conference Registration desk opens 8.00am Exhibition / Trade Display opens 8.30am Official Open – His Excellency the Honourable Sir James Gobbo, AC.Government of Victoria 9.00am Welcoming and Introductions by: AFAC President, Mr Bob Mitchell AFAC 1999 Conference Chairman and CFA Executive Chairman, Mr Len Foster AFAC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Laurie Lavelle Session One: 9.15am Keynote Address: What is Community Safety? The role of the Fire Service, today and in the future: Mr Ron Coleman, United States of America Mr Len Foster, Australia Mr Graham Meldrum, United Kingdom 11.00am Morning Tea Session Two: 11.30am Theme: Working with the Community a) Partnerships b) Education/Awareness c) How good are we? d) Fire in the Natural Environment 1.00pm Lunch Session Three: 2.00pm Theme: Working with the Community (continued) a) Partnerships b) Education/Awareness c) How good are we? d) Fire in the Natural Environment 3.00pm Afternoon Tea Session Four: 3.30pm Theme: Working with the Community (continued) a) Partnerships b) Education/Awareness c) How good are we? d) Asian/Oceania Perspective 5.00pm Session concludes 7.00pm Conference Dinner in the Plaza Ballroom of the Regent Theatre
Sunday 17 October
Session Five: 8.30am Keynote Address: Prescribed Fire in the Natural Environment in the USA: Jose Cruz, USA US Community – based Safety Programs designed to help Fire and other Municipal Authorities to assist Community Members help themselves: Anthony O’Neill, USA New Organisational Structures to meet the Community Safety Objective: Bob Mitchell, Australia 10.45am Morning Tea Session Six: 11.00am Theme: Key issues impacting on the way we work with the community: a) Fire & Municipal Planning b) Managing Risks c) Managing the Environment d) Safety in the Fire Community 12.00pm Lunch Session Seven: 1.00pm Theme: Key issues impacting on the way we work with the community continued…. a) Fire & Municipal b) Managing Risks c) Managing the Environment d) Safety in the Fire Community e) AFAC Best Executive Development Paper 2.00pm Panel: Interactive Hypothetical 3.00pm Afternoon Tea 3.30pm Conference summary, outcomes and closure 4.00pm Conference and Exhibition / Trade Display concludes 6.00pm Informal barbecue at the Fire Services Museum of Victoria
For further information regarding tothe conference, please have a look at the following website:http://www.ausfire.com/