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Emergency Risk Management Qld   

Professional, High Quality Training with a Difference 

Emergency Response Team Conference 2017

Sunshine Coast


It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the first Emergency Response Team Conference 2017.

Our goal is to expand and deliver this type of conference annually and keep up to date with new techniques with industry best practice

We have delegates from a variety of departments which are all vital within our industry to assist with the significant disruption, damage, injury and loss of life.  Our preparedness and our capacity to respond to such incidents which directly impacts outcomes.

The continual exchange of ideas and best practice will result in improved techniques with our industry and benefit areas within our emergency sector and on the ground during incidents.

We have engaged a diverse program with keynote speakers delivering the ever increasing depth and knowledge of the emergency sector.

On behalf of the ERT conference of 2017,  we thank you for your attendance, participation and support in what will be a successful conference.

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Key Note Speakers Presentations 






Artie Van Panhuis 

‘Inspector Artie Van Panhuis has been a forensic officer within the QPS since 1980 having served in Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton and Sunshine Coast.  In his role as a scenes of crime officer, he was responsible for the forensic investigation of numerous major incidents including mining fatalities.  In more recent times, the focus is on Workplace Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Risk Assessment and the management of major crime scenes including the Daniel Morcombe Murder investigation.’

Todd Russell

The story of the Beaconsfield miners: Todd provides an amazing insight into what he went through being trapped underground,

and the aftermath of the recovery. Todd deliverers a very personal and powerful message in his presentation: Inspirational

Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is considered a subject matter expert when it comes to 

O H & S having worked at a number of Australia’s largest mining operations. His current full time role is as the Safety, Training & Rescue Coordinator for Evolution Mining.  

Alan has over 20 years public fire sector. He maintains an operational response role, as well as holding formal qualifications in emergency management, paramedical science, security risk management as well as vocational training and assessment. 

Patrizio Lazzaro

Patrizio Lazzaro (Pat)

SGT Army 17 years

Combat Engineer and Logistics

Medically discharged 2015

Deployed to Afghanistan in 2007

Lost 2 mates in the conflict.

Lost 5 mates to suicide after the conflict.

Lost son to suicide.

Walked through PTSD, MDD, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts.

Now walking the journey to recovery.  Sober since Oct 16.

Mission: Encourage struggling soldiers and veterans to accept the support that is available and de-stigmatize mental health.

Greg Adams

Superintendent (Ret)

Qld Fire & Rescue Service

Employed Sep 1975 – Nov 2010  Employment Duration 35 yrs 

Location Sunshine Coast

Honors & Awards

National Medal (with 2 clasps) Australia Day Medallion 

Qld Fire Service - Diligent & Ethical Service Medal (with 2 Clasps) FAIM 

AIM - Senior Manager of the Year Australia Day Medallion Commissioner's Letter of Appreciation (9 occasions)


Ryan Brogden 
Dept of Natural Resources & Mines Explosives Inspectorate

Simon Delander

Senior Manager with over 17 years of experience in mining, steel manufacturing, oil & gas and construction which is complemented by over 24 years emergency services experience. 


David Quinn from Toyota Australia will be speaking at  new vehicle technology and the main areas of concern for Emergency Response Teams with new vehicle technology

Terry Urquhart

ALS1 Certified Paramedic


Lionel Smith

Dept of Natural Resources & Mines Regional Inspector of Mines (Metalliferous) South

Exhibitors / Sponsors


Ferno Australia is the only organisation in Australia that specialises in the supply of a complete suite of products to meet the needs of Ambulance, Emergency, Rescue and Height Safety. 


Established in 1993, Riverina Work Wear (“RWW”) has been helping companies get world-class work apparel and personal protective equipment (“PPE”) to their people on time and on budget regardless of where they are


With more than 185 years experience in protecting people, property and assets, we’re Australia’s leading provider of security and fire safety products and solutions.


Providing solutions, expertise and products to the Rescue, Fire and Emergency Services Industries.

LUKAS Rescue Equipment

Rescue Bandage

Stop the Bleed

Rescue Bandage TQ Inflatable Tourniquet is a unique life saving device, easy to use and highly effective when time counts, stop the bleed 

Scott Safety

Scott Safety is a leading manufacturer of innovative respiratory, PPE and safety devices for industrial, fire/rescue services, police, military and civil defence globally. Products include self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, gas detection instruments, Portable Decontamination Systems, thermal imaging cameras, air compressors, accountability systems and head, eye, face and hearing protection.

Gastech Australia

GasTech Australia has been involved in gas detection in the workplace since our inception in 1978. We have offered safety solutions to resource companies, defence departments, and infrastructure services since day one.

In the specialised field of gas detection and monitoring, GasTech Australia bring to the table hundreds of years of combined experience and expertise for personal safety devices, fixed systems monitoring and control and emissions monitoring.


Founded in 2000, Pac Fire Australia has established a sound reputation as a dependable nationwide distributor of PPE/C, with a strong commitment to the supply of innovative, high quality Australian and New Zealand certified products. With representation in all states and in New Zealand, Pac Fire Australia supplies every emergency service organisation in Australasia in one way or another. At this year’s Emergency Risk Management Conference, Pac Fire Australia will showcase an exciting range of equipment and clothing from long standing partners. 

Life Flight

Is one of Australia’s largest aeromedical charities providing rapid response medical care to thousands of people each year. We integrate our own critical care doctors, paramedics and nurses with helicopters and Air Ambulance jets to provide the finest care to seriously sick and injured patients across Australia and around the globe.

Fire System Supplies

Fire System Supplies offer an extensive range of products and services from the world’s leading manufacturers of fire and safety products. We offer our clients a single source for all their equipment need with experienced support from our dedicated team of industry professionals.


Downer EDI

A Huge THANK YOU to MEANDU MINE for sponsoring the 2017 ERT Conference.


THANK YOU to FERNO for the donation of great giveaways at the 2017 ERT Conference. Also for sponsoring the conference in 2017. Delegates who attend the conference please take the time to support and visit the FERNO exhibitors display whilst your there.

Conference Venue 2017

Maroochy Waterfront

Camp & Conference Centre

Sunshine Coast

42 David Low Way Diddillibah QLD 4559

Location Map

  • Situated on the pristine banks of the stunning Maroochy River in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
  • 6 minutes from Maroochydore CBD
  • Minutes to Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Minutes from the beach
  • 8 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Regional Airport

Conference Room

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