Thank you for the generous offers of help to volunteer for those affected by the Central Queensland fires. We can always count on Queenslanders to want to help one another when times are tough.

However, at the moment authorities say there is no pressing need yet for assistance, and agencies have the situation in hand. Firefighting crews and emergency services teams are doing an outstanding job and we greatly appreciate their efforts.

The latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management presents a case study on EV CREW.

on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dp
with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf
with particular attention on intended outcomes for community resilience and emergency management. - See more at: https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-31-01-07#sthash.LBblkACf.dpuf

In 2010-11, Queensland suffered a string of natural disasters, including floods and tropical cyclones. During this time, community groups and all levels of government relied heavily on Volunteering Queensland to coordinate volunteers' offers of help. Phones were ringing off the hook and email inboxes overflowing, with our Emergency Volunteering CREW service collecting approximately 120,000 offers of assistance. With all this information being received, we needed a system to quickly help the efforts on the ground.