The SEMC provides funding support and sponsorship for projects that enhance knowledge and understanding of risk and preparedness, and for projects that improve emergency management capability and community resilience. Click on the links below to find out about current projects.
Organisations seeking funding for projects should refer to the Grants section for information about current funding programs.
The Community Disaster Resilience Strategy is an initiative of the State Emergency Management Committee, funded through the National Disaster Risk Reduction Program with support from DFES and Red Cross. The aim of the Strategy is to reduce the impact of disasters by increasing the capacity of communities to cope with, adapt to and recover from emergencies and disasters. Community and stakeholder engagement is now underway to inform development of the Strategy.
Euan Ferguson’s Waroona Fire Special Enquiry (2016) report observed that “It is through a process of identifying then implementing lessons that systems can be improved and we can better equip people to make good decisions … This is how we, and future generations, gain wisdom.”
The Lessons Identification Database (LID) is a project to collate detailed information about significant bushfires that have occurred during the last ten years from State-wide historical records and inquiries, and in the future incorporating lead agency reviews and reports. The LID will be a single searchable database that will facilitate insight through analysis, identifying causal factors behind emergencies. It will assist in closing capability gaps, building resilience and supporting transparency and accountability.