Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme - Approved projects 2014-15

Total funding $1,294,949

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Broken Bay

Certificate IV Training

Train and certify 7 volunteers in Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

  • Pittwater $10,500

NSW State Emergency Service - North West Region

Cadet Camp

Five day residential program providing students in years 9 to 12 with skills, knowledge and attitudes required for the SES, and the role of SES in the community.

  • Northern Tablelands $15,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Hornsby

Drivers Licence Upgrade to Light/Rigid so Volunteers can Legally Drive 6 Tonne Response Vehicles

Driver training and assessment to upskill 12 volunteers from C class drivers licence to Light Rigid qualification using a registered driver trainer and unit SES truck.

  • Hornsby $4,250

NSW State Emergency Service - Richmond Tweed

2015 Recruitment and Retention Campaign

Implement two 6 month recruitment campaigns over 12 months using several mediums of advertising and a communication strategy within each Unit.

  • Tweed, Ballina, Lismore $40,936

NSW State Emergency Service - City of Sydney

Truck Driving Training and Licences

Truck driver training, assessment and licences for 6 volunteers.

  • Sydney $9,600

NSW State Emergency Service - Mudgee

Leadership and Training Enhancement Program

Train and certify 2 volunteers in Certificate IV Training and Assessment; and train and certify 7 volunteers in Certificate IV Frontline Management.

  • Orange $15,496

NSW State Emergency Service - Corporate Communications Unit

Recruitment and Retention Short Video Series

Produce 6 short recruitment video pieces where volunteers tell their story of why they volunteered, what they do in their role and what they get out of being a volunteer.

  • Statewide $24,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Ryde

Flood Rescue and Training Capability Enhancement Project

Two Swiftwater Rescue Awareness courses for 24 members, purchase materials to construct a training structure and purchase a TV.

  • Lane Cove $19,180

NSW State Emergency Service - Critical Incident Support Program

Mental Health First Aid Training for Peer Support Members of the Critical Incident Support Program

Develop and deliver Mental Health First Aid Training for Peer Support Members of the Critical Incident Support Program

  • New England $18,933

NSW State Emergency Service - Namoi

Volunteer R.E.T.A.I.N Leadership Program

Deliver 2 day enhanced professional development training for leaders and future leaders in recruitment and retention.

  • New England $26,850

NSW Ambulance - Online Training Unit

Ambulance Volunteer First Responder Online Training Pilot Northern NSW

Develop a suite of on-line training and assessment modules supplementing on-going training for community first responders.

  • Coffs Harbour $56,060

St John Ambulance (NSW) - Emergency Management Group

Emergency Management Team Leader and Team Member Programs

Develop emergency response and management skills and attributes in leaders and team members to manage and deploy in emergency management /civil disasters; and to increase overall leadership skills and operational capabilities.

  • Drummoyne $32,100

NSW State Emergency Service - Human Resources

Improving the Retention and Engagement of Volunteers in Emergency Service Agencies

Provide a Leadership Development Program in Sydney Western Region, Lachlan Region and Mid North Coast Region delivered by the Sustainable Volunteering team at the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong.

  • Penrith, Orange, Myall Lakes $74,844

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Cottage Point

Improving Our Training Capability to Deliver Courses to Volunteers and Associated Equipment

Provide the train the trainer course to one volunteer, a data projector for delivery of theory training and a water rescue dummy for practical on water training.

Pittwater $2,455

NSW State Emergency Service - City of Sydney

TAFE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Training and assessment skills for 6 volunteers to improve the dissemination of information relating to aspects of rescue and operations.

  • Sydney $10,500

NSW State Emergency Service - Kiama

Search and Rescue Recruitment Project

A recruitment exercise for community members to participate in a SES administered activity to learn about the roles and opportunities available to SES volunteers.

  • Kiama $3,500

Australian Red Cross - Head Office

Interagency Leadership Development-Disaster Welfare Community Partner Volunteers

Develop and deliver a leadership training package for senior leadership volunteers to manage challenging situations as well as supervise and task volunteers during activations and ensure the well being of their workforce.

  • Statewide $66,280

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Head Office

New Member Induction and Training Toolkits

Develop and provide member induction and training toolkits for every new member and new training candidate, volunteer trainers and assessors.

  • Statewide $65,480

NSW Ambulance - Ambulance Volunteer and CFR State Coordination Centre

Emergo Train System State Training Package

Purchase simulation kits used in the pre-hospital and inter hospital settings to allow ambulance volunteers and community first responders to train in the management of large scale incidents.

  • Statewide $20,500

NSW Cave Rescue Squad

Cave Rescue Training

Training for 10 members in Nationally Recognised Training units of cave rescues and complex vertical rescues.

  • East Hills $7,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Albury

Flood Rescue Training Trailer

Purchase a dedicated Flood Rescue Training Trailer for training across the entire Murray Region.

  • Albury $10,895

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia Ltd

Disaster Welfare Leaders Capacity Building Workshop

Conduct a leadership and development training workshop for ADRA Area Coordinators to equip them to develop volunteer teams and capability out-of-area-assistance and remote operations.

  • Statewide $46,528

NSW Ambulance - Healthy Workplace Strategies

Ambulance Chaplaincy Induction Training Development and Delivery

Recruit and train additional volunteer ambulance chaplains for the Sydney metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Coast and Hunter regions.

  • Balmain $11,500

NSW State Emergency Service - Mid North Coast

2015 Recruitment Campaign

Deliver a region-wide recruitment program involving print, on-line, social media and radio; and an induction program.

  • Port Macquarie, Oxley, Myall Lakes $8,022

NSW State Emergency Service - Bathurst

Floodboat Capability Training Exercise

Host a floodboat capability training exercise over a weekend at Ben Chiefly Dam cabins, designed to help maintain current operator currency and skills.

  • Bathurst $3,607

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

Building Capacity for Recruitment and Training of Volunteers in the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network

Expand the training and number of chaplains; develop surge training, logistics and duty officer courses; purchase a laptop and portable projector for training and a roll-up sign for promotional purposes.

  • Statewide $20,880

NSW State Emergency Service - Namoi

Exercise Keepit

Conduct a region-based 2 day field and operation exercise for 16 volunteer units with 80 participants taking part in a broad range of operational volunteer training.

  • Tamworth $18,900

NSW State Emergency Service - Armidale Dumaresq

Offsite Scenario Training/Assessment Activities

Conduct scenario based training for qualified members to participate in 5 practical scenarios throughout the region.

  • Northern Tablelands $13,134

NSW State Emergency Service - Lachlan

Volunteer Leadership Development and Coaching Program

Design and deliver a Volunteer Leadership Development and Coaching Program to provide broad development opportunity for key volunteer leaders.

  • Dubbo $29,280

NSW State Emergency Service - Cowra and Blayney

Design and Manage Exercises

Training for a unit controller to design and manage exercises conducted at the Australian Emergency Management Institute.

  • Bathurst Burrinjuck $2,060

NSW State Emergency Service - Sydney Northern Region

Volunteer Recruitment Banners

Purchase 2 pull-up style banners and 1 vinyl street recruitment banner for each local SES Unit for use at community events and other occasions to promote volunteering with the SES and recruitment of new volunteers.

  • Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai $12,000

NSW State Emergency Service - City of Sydney

Fork Lift Drivers Training and Licences

Training and licensing of 6 unit volunteers to become fork lift drivers.

  • Sydney $5,100

Surf Life Saving New South Wales - Head Office

Purchase of Training Equipment to Ensure Compliance with New Units of Competency for Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (HLTAID007)

Purchase head/face airway models suitable for simulated insertion of an oropharyngeal airway to ensure compliance with new guidelines and enable training assessors to provide correct instruction on adult manikins.

  • Statewide $28,381

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Port Stephens

Major Incident Training

Purchase 3 LifeTec Water Rescue Dummies for use in boat training scenarios where multiple people are in the water, and Zoll AED Plus Trainer II (DEFIB) for on-board resuscitation procedures training.

  • Port Stephens $3,380

NSW State Emergency Service - Murray Region

Scheduled Training and Recruitment Timetable (S.T.A.R.T.) Program

Printed materials to support the introduction of the START program.

  • Albury, Murray-Darling $15,023

Surf Life Saving NSW - Head Office

Develop State-wide Internal Training Capacity through Provision of Face to Face Support for Existing and New Training Assessors at each SLSNSW Branch

Deliver a training road show to expand training and assessor capabilities throughout the State.

  • Statewide $24,250

Volunteer Rescue Association - Cessnock District Rescue Squad Inc

CPR Training Package

Purchase Laerdal CPR training mannequins for training of squad members in resuscitation techniques.

  • Cessnock $3,283

NSW Rural Fire Service - Canobolas Zone

Structural Fire Fighting Learning Centre

Purchase a Structural Compartment Cell training facility.

  • Orange $31,450

NSW Rural Fire Service - Northern Rivers

Structural Training Prop

Provide a purpose built structural training facility.

  • Clarence $64,000

NSW State Emergency Service - Bankstown

Certificate IV Volunteer Training Modules

Provide training in a number of nominated Training and Assessment modules for 10 members.

  • Bankstown $7,970

NSW State Emergency Service - Batemans Bay

Purchase of Multi Trauma Casualty Rescue Dummy

Purchase a multi trauma casualty rescue dummy with amputation and impalement modifications.

  • Bega $1,299

NSW State Emergency Service - Tweed Coast

Training Equipment

Purchase a Lifetec Multi Trauma Dummy, an Annie CPR Dummy and a Baby CPR Dummy.

  • Tweed $1,732

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Head Office

Volunteer Recruitment Kits

Purchase high visibility MRNSW branded pop-up tents, roller banners, A-frame signage and basic display trailers for local units.

  • Statewide $58,098

NSW State Emergency Service - Tweed Heads

Training Equipment to Improve Retention and Community Engagement

Purchase a set CPR Baby dummies, a Lifetec 20kg Child Dummy, a Lifetec 40kg Water Training dummy and 2 promotional wave banners.

  • Tweed $3,160

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW- Crowdy Harrington

Training Room Fit-out

Purchase training room equipment including a laptop computer, smartboard, tables and chairs.

  • Port Macquarie $11,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - Macarthur Communications Brigade

Recruitment Program

Purchase display boards, banner stands and gazebo weights for local recruitment campaign.

  • Campbelltown Camden Wollondilly $4,000

NSW Rural Fire Service - MIA Zone

Live Fire Training and Display

Purchase a liquid burner, fire caddy and 6 fire caddy props for training members and the community.

  • Murrumbidgee, Murray-Darling $23,350

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Camden Haven

Training Room Fit-out

Purchase training room equipment and resuscitation training

  • aides. Port Macquarie $11,400

NSW Rural Fire Service - Orana Team

Training Equipment Upgrade

Purchase a Smokeshield Liquid Burner Live Fire system, and full size adult fire resistant rescue dummy for training.

  • Dubbo $11,200

NSW State Emergency Service - Hornsby

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Host an open day and a day at the local shopping centre to engage the community and promote volunteer membership.

  • Hornsby $900

NSW Ambulance - Dangar Island Community First Responders

Training Resource Development

Specialist training for the community first responders on Dangar Island (Hawkesbury River) to access critical patients and provide additional skills to extricate patients.

  • Hornsby $20,860

NSW Rural Fire Service - Merriwa River

Purchase Interactive Fire and Safety Training Equipment

Purchase a quick flame fire caddy with accessories and PC monitor, quick flame liquid and flash over unit.

  • Upper Hunter $60,898

NSW Rural Fire Service - Wallaroo

Fit-out of Brigade Training Room

Purchase training room equipment including tables, chairs, smart TV, DVD player and white boards.

  • Burrinjuck $6,900

Surf Life Saving New South Wales - Head Office

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Strategy to Support SLSNSW Clubs

Purchase vinyl banners for each SLSNSW Club to recruit volunteers at Club Open Day.

  • Statewide $17,980

Surf Life Saving New South Wales - South Maroubra SLSC

Creation of Online Training Capacity

Purchase a laptop computer and projector.

  • Maroubra $2,486

Australian Civil Air Patrol - Headquarters Squadron

Certificate III Advanced Training Additional Module - Use of Handheld Infrared Camera

Advanced training for volunteers in handheld infrared cameras to enhance the effectiveness of volunteer aerial observers.

  • East Hills $2,200

NSW State Emergency Service - Illawarra South Coast

Retaining and Recruiting Volunteers

A workshop/conference to bring together volunteers from across NSW SES to learn about building targeted and locally specific recruitment campaigns, ways of retaining and motivating a workforce.

  • Keira, Wollongong, Shellharbour $35,400

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Botany-Port Hacking

Training Room Equipment Upgrade

Purchase a Prowise SMART board with included PC module.

  • Cronulla $8,278

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Shellharbour

Improve Training Equipment

Purchase Westone Learner Guides and a Defib / Oxy Training Kit for training.

  • Shellharbour $2,000

Murrurundi Rescue Squad Inc.

Training Room Media Upgrade

Purchase a laptop computer, projector and multi-function printer to help deliver VRA training and access the VRA database.

  • Upper Hunter $2,512

NSW State Emergency Service - Batemans Bay

Upgrade of Training Facilities

Purchase and install a wall mounted smart TV including the aerial.

  • Bega $3,970

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Terrigal

Unit Training Facility

Purchase training room equipment and furniture including chairs, tables, a TV, laptop computer and white board.

  • Terrigal $4,550

NSW Rural Fire Service - Albion Park

New Station AV Equipment

Purchase a motorised screen and projector to facilitate training courses.

  • Kiama $2,142

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Point Danger

Upgrade of Training Facilities

Purchase training room equipment and resuscitation training aides.

  • Tweed $3,004

NSW Rural Fire Service - Liston

Training Technology for Liston Volunteers

Purchase training room equipment including TV with DVD, antenna and heaters.

  • Lismore, Northern Tablelands $2,628

NSW State Emergency Service - Waverly Woollahra

Interactive Projector

Purchase and install an interactive Hitachi Data Projector.

  • Coogee $2,699

NSW Rural Fire Service - Silverdale

Purchase TV to Facilitate Training of Brigade Members and the Community

Purchase and install a TV.

  • Wollondilly $1,500

NSW State Emergency Service - Murray Region

Restructure Project

Recruit and train 5 local controllers who will each lead a number of local units.

  • Albury, Murray Darling, Central Darling $25,250

Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW - Ulladulla

Re-establishment of Training Facilities

Purchase and install a TV.

  • South Coast $1,500

NSW Rural Fire Service - Bringelly

Building a Well Trained and Resilient Team

Purchase training room equipment including a laptop printer, printer and TV.

  • Camden $3,286

NSW Rural Fire Service - Martinsville

Community Education and Awareness

Purchase and install a TV.

  • Lake Macquarie $1,500

NSW State Emergency Service - Goulburn

Fit-out of Training Facility

Purchase and install a short throw interactive projector to assist in training.

  • Goulburn $3,200

Australian Red Cross - Head Office

Developing Regional Volunteer Capacity Project

Strengthen and expand skills to enhance regional operational capacity, develop a "surge capacity" training package and a volunteer resource handbook.

  • Statewide $70,960