Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme - Approved Projects 2013-14

Total funding: $883,194

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia Ltd

Online Volunteer Emergency Management System

Develop an online Volunteer Emergency Management System for key inter-agency information on preparedness and response to disasters and emergencies in the ADRA emergency accommodation role. 
Statewide - $49,500

Australian Red Cross

Cultural learning to meet community needs

Develop a training package to increase the capacity of volunteers to provide disaster welfare services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal communities, and work with local cultural leaders to ensure it is relevant to local needs.
Statewide - $57,200

Fire & Rescue NSW - Community Fire Units

Community Fire Units e-learning program

Establish an interactive web-based learning and assessment portal for Community Fire Unit volunteers in NSW. The portal will provide induction and periodic knowledge reviews for volunteers to supplement face-to-face training.
Statewide - $62,000

Fire & Rescue NSW - Community Fire Units

Community Fire Units public awareness and promotion campaign

Develop a campaign to raise awareness of the Community Fire Units to people living in bush fire prone areas, particularly young people 16-17 years, with messages tailored to and conveyed via various channels including social media and community events.
Statewide - $7,000

Fire & Rescue NSW - Community Fire Units

Community Fire Units train the trainer program

Conduct two day train the trainer sessions to improve the training skills of Community Fire Unit volunteer team coordinators.
Statewide - $27,000

Fire & Rescue NSW - Community Fire Units

Community Fire Units volunteer leadership program

Deliver a five day intensive volunteer leadership program to senior volunteers.
Statewide - $24,420

Nambucca Emergency Operations Centre

Creating capacity to train volunteers through improved training facilities and technology

Purchase and install audio visual equipment to train emergency service volunteers. Conduct a campaign to boost membership targeting local businesses, high schools and local TAFE.
Nambucca LGA - $10,084

NSW Ambulance - Ambulance Volunteer Community First Responders Southern Sector

Major incident and cross border training NSW Ambulance Volunteer First Responders

An inter-agency, cross border training exercise to explore the clinical difficulties and contingency planning for NSW Ambulance volunteers and Community First Responders.
Yass Valley LGA - $19,250

NSW Ambulance - Ambulance Volunteer Community First Responders Mid North Coast

Xtreme2 training for northern NSW Ambulance volunteers and Community First Responders

An inter-agency training exercise to explore the clinical difficulties and contingency planning for NSW Ambulance volunteers and Community First Responders in northern NSW.
Coffs Harbour LGA - $29,750

NSW Ambulance - Ambulance Volunteer & Community First Responders Western Sector

Mines Xtreme2 training for Ambulance volunteers and Community First Responders, Parkes

An inter-agency training exercise for NSW Ambulance volunteers and Community First Responders to explore the clinical difficulties and contingency planning in a mine setting at the North Parkes mine.
Parkes LGA - $22,250

NSW Rural Fire Service - Riverina Zone Aviation

Emergency environmental shelter

Provision of an outdoor safety shelter for training in the maintenance of pumps and machinery, and the use of fire retardants.
Wagga Wagga LGA - $2,700

NSW Rural Fire Service - Tweed Coast

Fit-out of training facility

Purchase training equipment for the recently expanded training facility.
Tweed Shire LGA - $2,341

NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake Albert

Training room improvements

Purchase and install equipment to facilitate training of brigade members and the community.
Wagga Wagga LGA - $7,035

NSW Rural Fire Service - North West Zone & Bogan District

Improvements to training room at Coonamble Fire Control Centre

Purchase equipment to enhance training opportunities and outcomes.
Coonamble LGA - $11,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - North West Zone & Bogan District

Purchase fire and safety training equipment

Purchase an interactive live fire and safety training system to provide practical demonstrations on extinguisher use and fire safety messages to the local community.
Coonamble, Walgett, Warren & Bogan LGAs $20,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - Far South Coast Team

Training equipment

Purchase equipment for onsite and mobile brigade training.
Eurobodalla LGA - $7,475

NSW Rural Fire Service - Far South Coast Team

Confined fire behaviour training and equipment

Weatherproof two confined fire behaviour training (CFBT) cells and purchase training equipment.
Eurobodalla LGA $77,408

NSW Rural Fire Service - Southern Border Community Engagement

Rural Fire Service event marquee

Purchase a marquee for community engagement activities.
Albury LGA - $2,700

NSW Rural Fire Service - Splitters Creek

Training equipment

Purchase equipment for training.
Albury LGA - $5,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - Kurrajong

Training room fit-out

Training area fit-out.
Hawkesbury LGA - $7,100

NSW Rural Fire Service - Exeter

First aid training

Train brigade support members in basic first aid via an accredited package of online tuition, face to face practical training, and a formal skills based assessment.
Wingecarribee LGA - $2,500

NSW Rural Fire Service - Bulahdelah

TV and DVD player for training

Purchase equipment to train brigade members.
Great Lakes LGA - $2,300

NSW Rural Fire Service - Gulgong

Community emergency training house

Create a simulated house for training in a range of skills including property protection, breathing apparatus, storm recovery, and heights rescue. Community training in smoke alarms a safe fire plan and preparation for fire and storm, and training the cadet unit.
Mid Western Regional Council LGA - $10,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - Albion Park

Training resources library

Develop a library of training modules on different fire related events for volunteers.
Shellharbour LGA - $2,250

NSW Rural Fire Service - St Albans

Training equipment

Purchase equipment to provide community training and awareness.
Hawkesbury LGA - $6,480

NSW Rural Fire Service - Oakville

Portable training aids

Purchase three marquees to support interactive training programs conducted.
Hawkesbury LGA - $6,300

NSW Rural Fire Service - Charmhaven

Electronic smartboard

Enhance training techniques with the purchase of an electronic smartboard.
Wyong LGA - $7,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - Head Office

Making best use of volunteer skills, interests and capacity in delivering bush fire safety programs

Compile a profile of RFS volunteers including skills, interests, and capability to inform planning to recruit, support and retain community engagement volunteers.
Statewide - $105,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Waverly-Woollahra

Operation Orange: Game On

Conduct an exercise in building leadership and participation for SES volunteers through a competitive team-based sports day, with the aim of motivating and retaining members.
Sydney, Waverley LGAs - $6,000

NSW State Emergency Service - City Of Sydney

Storm damage training facility

Training equipment for volunteers to learn safety procedures and repair methods for roof damage.
City of Sydney LGA - $8,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Ryde Unit

Volunteer training delivery modernisation

Enhance training facilities through the purchase of audio visual training aids and furniture.
Ryde LGA - $5,500

NSW State Emergency Service - City Of Sydney

'Subjective Camera' training devices

Purchase video cameras to produce training videos of real life operations for the recruitment, induction and ongoing training of volunteers, and for community awareness events.
City of Sydney LGA - $1,800

NSW State Emergency Service - Bankstown

Enhancement of in-house training and community education facilities

Purchase a manikin family and EpiPens for training SES volunteers to gain first aid qualifications.
Bankstown LGA - $1,200

St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)

Volunteer training phase IV

Deliver first aid workshops in Sydney and regional centres. Training will increase the skills of existing volunteer trainers, recruit additional volunteer trainers and build capability to teach accredited advanced first aid courses.
Statewide - $45,000

St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)

Leadership advancement

Provide advanced leadership and project management experience, training modules, individual training and mentoring for targeted volunteers, aged 18-25 years, across NSW.
Statewide - $25,000

Surf Life Saving Central Coast Inc

Unleashed: youth involvement program

Program coordinator training, participant guides and awards for the Unleashed program which recognises 14-18 year old surf life savers and aims to motivate and retain these volunteers.
Gosford & Wyong LGAs - $4,300

Surf Life Saving NSW

Infant CPR manikins

Purchase an infant manikin for each SLS club in NSW to enable emergency first aid training on infants and meet changes to the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.
Statewide - $25,000

The Salvation Army Emergency Services

Training exercise

All Salvation Army Emergency Services teams in NSW, at 70-80 sites, will simultaneously provide 50 meals in an emergency catering training exercise designed to keep volunteer training current, improve leadership, encourage new volunteers and showcase their work to the community.
Statewide - $53,000

Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of NSW and ACT) - Disaster Recovery Committee

Increasing the diversity of the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network

Training chaplains for the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network including under-represented groups such as Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Aboriginal religious leaders and speakers of languages other than English. Develop training materials relevant to these groups and also increasing the number of trained chaplains in rural areas.
Statewide - $24,750

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Woolgoolga

TV and DVD player for unit training

Purchase equipment to show training videos for volunteer members and guests.
Coffs Harbour LGA - $1,000

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Terrey Hills

Upgrade training equipment

Purchase training equipment for the training room.
Warringah LGA - $9,000

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Shellharbour

Upgrade volunteer training facility

Purchase equipment to support training courses in the new local base.
Shellharbour LGA - $5,000

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Port Kembla

Ski Park base upgrade

Erect an insulated dividing wall to create a dedicated volunteer training area.
Shellharbour LGA - $6,500

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Port Jackson

Fit-out of volunteer training room

Purchase training equipment to enable professional quality training for volunteers.
Canada Bay LGA - $11,000

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Ballina

Fit-out of training room

Purchase training equipment for the training of volunteers.
Ballina LGA - $18,101

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Head Office

Awareness communication package

Develop a professional suite of communications material for social media and presentations for a continuing campaign to inform the public about MRNSW. The campaign will target the boating community, the business sector as supporters and potential sponsors, the general community and volunteers.
Statewide - $40,000