What are the broad implications of the values and expectations of Generation Y and what do they entail for the emergency management sector? This article focuses on emerging community resilience issues, engaging Generation Y as volunteers and employees within the emergency management sector and the variety of changes for which we might expect or plan. The article includes a series of considerations for planning by emergency management organisations. Gen Y is now entering the workforce and undertaking significant roles within the sector and the community. Therefore adjustments are needed to help the sector to adapt to changing societal values.