Evacuation Centre Training - Stanthorpe
Step up and Help in Times of Disaster
Become an Evac Centre Reservist
Evacuation centres can be a unique and challenging environment to work in.
This one-day training program will develop your knowledge and expertise in establishing, managing and operating evacuation centres.
Who is it for?
Designed for anyone in the community who may want to:
- help in times of disaster
- work/support/volunteer in an evacuation centre
- take the skills learnt back to your community
- increase the disaster preparedness and resilience of your community
What is covered?
- The evacuation context
- Roles and responsibilities
- Evac centre set up and operations
- Registration in evacuation
- Human needs and expectations
- Communication and reporting
- Handover and mobilisation
This training covers Evacuation Centre Management Modules 1, 2 and 3 as listed on the Queensland Disaster Management Training Framework.
- Lunch and morning tea provided
- Please advise of any dietary requirements upon RSVP
- Minimum of 12 and maximum 30 participants
- Onsite parking available
"As a community volunteer, I found this course added to my capacity to support my local community in an ever-changing world. The course was practical and usable. I was able to take my learnings back to our hall committee. Due to this, our community have embarked on establishing an Emergency Action Plan for the Valley. Highly recommend for those who are involved in their community."
Mary-Lou (Goomburra Local Emergency Action Group; Community Hall President)
"After attending the Evacuation Centre Training last year, it gives great insight into planning and preparing an appropriate space for those needing care, comfort and reassurance during a disaster.
Having a checklist on hand of requirements of food, toiletries & bedding. A child’s safe space, whilst may look like it's just keeping children busy, is also taking their minds off what is going on around them. By just having little things like books & colouring in, it caters for their mental health. These are all the sort of things that prior to the training, I wouldn’t have actually thought of.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to look further into this, especially for an area such as ours where natural disasters are seeming to be becoming more and more common unfortunately, between fire and floods."
Rachel (Bunnings Activities Organiser; Community Hall Member)