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Blue Connections

What is Blue Connections?

Blue Connections is Life Saving Victoria’s networking event series. It connects the broader Aquatic Industry, Volunteer Members, Staff, Emergency Services, Education and Sport and Recreation sectors, and interested community members together once a month at LSV State Centre to network, share, and grow through interactive professional and personal development workshops.

When and where do Blue Connections events take place?

Events are held once a month at Life Saving Victoria’s headquarters:
200 The Boulevard
Port Melbourne, VIC


Blue Connections Calendar

Next Blue Connections Event

Date: Thursday 30th January 2020
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
Location: Life Saving Victoria,  200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne
Keynote Speaker:
Ian Hunt – MICA Paramedic and Area Manager, Ambulance Victoria (AV) 
Topic: Trust Your Gut

Session Overview

“Adjusting Plan A is my Plan B”

Welcome to Blue Connections 2020. We begin the new year with a really relevant and thought-provoking session with Ian Hunt as he challenges you to trust your gut and back yourself.

Please join us, as we hear from the accomplished and engaging leader Ian Hunt, MICA Paramedic and Area Manager with 31 years of service to Ambulance in Victoria (AV).

Skilled in the full spectrum of emergency management from anticipation to recovery, Ian is very well placed to present Blue Connections session 14 – ‘Trust Your Gut’.

With focuses on teamwork, interagency cooperation, sacrifice and the common goal, Ian will demonstrate that “trust and being comfortable being uncomfortable, will give anyone strength to keep going.”

Session topics include:

– Responding to a major incident – Victorian Bush fires 2009
– Reflective practice – when were you under pressure?
– Expect the unexpected – Thunderstorm Asthma
– Know your plans – how were they built, and do they always work?
– Know your team – you know what the best team looks like, but what if they’re not available
– How do we learn – was that really a mistake?

About Ian

An experienced leader in the pre-hospital & emergency management fields, Ian holds extensive knowledge and experience in State, Regional, and Incident command roles for major emergencies such as floods, fires, and community health emergencies.

Along with completing a Master of Emergency Management, more recently Ian has applied leanings, knowledge and experience to the response to many major planned and unplanned events.

Some of Ian’s experience with AV includes:

– Current Area Manager Metro
– Manager Emergency Management
– Team Manager Metro
– Health Commander for incidents:
Yarrawonga-Mulwala Tornado Response
Numurkah Hospital Flood Evacuation
2009 Victorian Bush fires – Hume Region

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