Emergency Response Team Conference 2017
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.
Artie Van Panhuis
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 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 (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.
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)
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
Dept of Natural Resources & Mines Regional Inspector of Mines (Metalliferous) South
Exhibitors / Sponsors
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
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 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 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.
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.
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
Camp & Conference Centre
42 David Low Way Diddillibah QLD 4559
- 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
Page will be continuously updated. More information to follow.
Draft program may be subject to change