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Heads of emergency services to meet

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1977. NO. 155/77


The State and Territory directors of emergency

services will meet in conference with the Director-

General of the Natural Disasters Organisation, Major

General A.B. Stretton, in Brisbane tomorrow and Thursday

July 27-28.

Items to be considered include :

. Commonwealth equipment and financial

support programs for State and Territory

emergency services;

. , The NDO1s public information program;

. Defence Force assistance in disasters;

. Proposed national system for registration

and inquiry for disaster victims;

. Training program at the National Emergency

College at Mount Macedon, Victoria.

The meeting will be chaired by Major General


State and Territory delegations will be headed

by the directors of their emergency services; Mr K.D.

Whiting (Qld), Air Vice Marshal W.E. Townsend (Retd)

(NSW), Lt Col F.B. Wood (Retd) (Vic), Mr G.F. Paltridge


(Tas), Superintendent. E . Aston (SA), Mr M.R. Bromell

( VI A) , Mr R.J. Aitken (ACT), and Mr J.K. Larcombe (NT).

The meeting will play a valuable part in

strengthening the co-operative arrangements between the

Commonwealth and the State in counter disaster preparedness.


Further Enquiries: Major Bob Cornish 65 2999 (office hours) 47 0851 (after hours)