COMMent Newsletter May 2010

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A Message from the Chief Executive

We are now well into the final quarter of the financial year and as many would assume much of our sector's support services are highly committed to the financial and business continuity aspects of our business that this time of year brings. 

The Board has endorsed a cross-sector approach to the Sustainable Budget Commission requirements that will enhance agency responses. While the confidential nature of the topic prevents open discussion on the process, please be assured that we are taking a sector-wide approach.

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From the Board

An update from the April SAFECOM Board meeting. 

Community Engagement

National Volunteer Week

This week provided the State with an opportunity to highlight and thank our SES and CFS volunteers who form the State's dedicated army of nearly 17,000 emergency service volunteers, delivering an emergency response capacity valued at billions of dollars.

ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil

The youngest members of the CFS and the SES took part in the eleventh ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil on Saturday, April 24. The ceremony took place at the South Australian State War Memorial on North Terrace.

Seamless Integration

Objective Update

With well over 45 creative entries received from staff across the sector the information management steering committee are facing some tough decisions choosing a winner of the Objective naming competition. Read on to find out the latest details on the roll out of the project. 

Learning and Development Action Plan 

At its meeting in April, the SAFECOM Board approved the Learning and Development Action Plan 2010-2011.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide a unified, cross-sector approach to the provision of accessible and efficient training and learning opportunities to all members of the fire and emergency services sector.

Agency learning and development actions plans will be aligned to the Sector Action Plan.

Community Resilience

2010 Australian Safer Communities Awards

Have you contributed to a safer community?

Do you know of, or have you been involved in an emergency management project that has made your community more resilient over the past 18 months? If so, the 2010 Australian Safer Communities Award may be the perfect way to promote and recognise the project.

The awards are sponsored by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department and recognise innovative practice and achievement in making our communities safer, stronger and more resilient to emergencies.

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Our People

Ray Sedunary retires after 37 years of outstanding service

Assistant Chief Officer Ray Sedunary has retired from the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service after 37 years of distinguished service.

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