Selected presentations from Day 3 of inFIRE 2012, Thursday 1st March
Edward Metz, USFA Library, joined us by video link-up and talked about his Fire Files Digital Library
Emma Roache, NZFS, talked about the NZFS Library and social media
Dr Ganesh Nana, BERL, Learnings from the costs of fire, and the place of libraries in fire research
Selected presentations from Day 1 of inFIRE 2012, Wednesday 29th February
Smita Biswas, Tauranga City Library. Recording the Rena: Tauranga City Library’s response to disaster in real time.
Lynn Campbell, Christchurch City Gallery. The Canterbury earthquakes: lessons learned.
Mats Bornström, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The place of libraries in the development of decision support systems.
Dr Ian Miller. What do we know about human behaviour underlying fatal fires?
Selected presentations from Day 1 of inFIRE 2012, Tuesday 28th February
Mitchell Brown, NZFS. Research, Data and Information applied at an Emergency
Mitchell Brown, NZFS. Workshop – Research, data and information applied at an Emergency
Dan Coward, NZFS. The Christchurch earthquakes: the NZFS response, the challenges, and new directions
Stacey Smith, PWC. What’s new at PWC? From Knowledge Services to Research and Insights.
Dr Brenda Chawner, Victoria University of Wellington. Facing the future:technology trends and the information profession
April Flux, NZFS. Get rid of the books – it’s all electronic now
Held: Friday 2 March
Facilitator: Library team, NZFS
Purpose: to have a marketing strategy to take back to your organisation and implement in your library.
Challenge: all 2012 delegates to report back to inFIRE 2013 with the results of your marketing push. In person or remotely/ email.
1. Brainstorm of quick, easy marketing ideas (included ideas emailed prior to conference)
2. Pick top 3 ideas
Personal visits / Attend conferences and conventions / Get published in a journal
3. Divide delegates into 3 teams
4. Each team picks an idea from the top three. Team with best recent marketing feedback got to choose first…
…… won by Sue Marsh (NFPA) won for Team 1
5. Each team works out implementation plan for their idea.
Team 1 – Personal visits
Get included in induction programme
Invite new employees to lunch/ coffee – catch up time
Mentoring – offer expertise on your org. Become the go-to person for internal info.
Encourage them to feed info back to you – “way to influence”
Modify orientation to meet specific needs
Get a hit list (new staff) – schedule them for visits in the 2nd month of starting, settle in time
Refresher / group sessions
Remote / decentralised clients
Create handout with key info =- book mark? Keyring?
Team 2 – Attend conferences and conventions
Get yourself onto agenda of senior management meetings
Identify opportunities to attach yourself to other groups in your org. when they are going to conferences, activities
Strategies to use: play politics / find champions / be a squeaky wheel / promote resources / be a busy-body / invite other units to Library (have food!) / use your elevator pitch
Team 3 – Get published in a journal
What journal? Identify other external journals
Extend to other media
Content – Topical and current interest / “sexy” / draw in with questions, humour
What audience? Can you fulfil what you promise?
Advice from Comms on graphics. Read and check and edit – final proof.
Feedback – Monitor / outcomes / review
Researchers – ask them to acknowledge your service
Check out the inFIRE 2012 photos on inFIREweb’s Gallery.
Thanks to Jennifer Nielsen and Mitchell Brown for taking the shots.
Held: Tuesday 28th February
Facilitator: Mitchell Brown, Area Manager, Manawatu, NZFS
Purpose: give delegates the opportunity to review their organisational Research, Data and Information capability and capacity to support a major event.
Workshop format: In groups, discuss the role your organisation has and the practical application of research, data and information for supporting emergency management.
Share your organisation’s practical solutions and applications for the 4 R’s of emergency management.
Manawatu Gorge – landslide incident
NZTA – engineering knowledge
Tech transfer – fire danger ratings / fire permitsFire safety / education / human behaviour / contestable research
Fire protection engineering / evacuation / detection
Codes + standards
Advocacy for legislationEvidence to support new codes, standards, SOPsMOUs among agencies
|Group 1||Group 2
Standards – building F. S.Relationships – professional / across agencies
Building / risk assessment
Fire danger ratings + weather = warnings!
Decisions on resource deployment
PSAs – Public Service AnnouncementsInspections + enforcement
Best practice sharing
Training – new technologies
NZTA – contractors / engineersNZFS – incident management
Telecom / Vodafone / 2 degrees (mobile networks)
Expert in field – understands fire behaviour patternsDeployment
Building safety – site inspection
Co-ordination among agenciesInformation pipeline
Social media – collect + monitor + disseminate
Regional councils – flood / sediment +TA
Fire investigationRecovery of vegetation
Data collection on community resilience / social research – leads back to resilience
Getting community back to normalSourcing information
Gathering and analysing info to apply to future
Connection people for lessons learned + best practices – experts
Participants hard at work
Photo credit: Mitchell Brown, NZFS.
Photo credit: Jennifer Nielsen.
Maki Tumu, NZFS. Maria Nagelkerke, DIA (NZ). Rachael ‘Asi, DIA (NZ). Alison Lane, NZTA. Sue Marsh, NFPA (USA). Suzanne Lester, BRANZ. Emma Roache, NZFS (at the back). Elizabeth Hides, Fire and Emergency Services Authority, Western Australia. Andries Labuschagne, BRANZ (at the back). Jennifer Nielsen, Combined Queensland Emergency Service. Connie Coniglio, AIPM (Sydney). Mats Bornstrom, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Karlstad (at the back). Julie Wyner, FRNSW. April Flux, NZFS.
More photos, presentations, and proceedings to come.