Volume 18 Issue 4, 2003

Volunteerism in emergency management in Australia: directions and developments since the national Volunteer Summit of 2001

Maj. Gen. Hori Howard

Archived Article


Late in 2001, Emergency Management Australia hosted a Volunteer Summit to provide an opportunity for volunteers in the emergency services to get together, discuss their common problems and identify ways of solving them. The Chair of the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum, Maj. Gen. B.W. Howard, presented a paper at the Australian Disaster Conference in Canberra in September on what has happened since the Summit. This is a lightly edited version of his presentation.