001: Emergency and Pandemic Planning

September 1, 2014


Jan Biciancin speaks to Craig about disaster, emergency planning and how it contrast with pandemic planning.He also speaks about the role of the community, media and elected officials during a disaster.


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Video Introduction and episode overview


About my guest: 

Jan Biciancin has extensive experience in emergency planning for emergency services, private organisations, ambulance services and health departments. He is a trainer for the Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS), while maintaining participation in pre-hospital emergency care training. 


Episode Shownotes:


Abbreviations and acronyms

AIIMS        Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (Link)

ECC          Emergency Command Centre

GOMER   Get Out of My Emergency Room' (See 'House of God' below)

JOP G      Joint Operations Planning Group

PM+C       Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Link)

PPRR       Prevent, Prepare, Response, Recover

TAMS       Territory and Municipal Services (Link)


Events Discussed

  • Floriade (Link)

  • Salute to Veterans 2005 (Link)

  • White powder at Indonesian Embassy, Canberra 2005 (Link

  • SARS outbreak in Montreal 2003 (Link)

  • Canberra Bushfires 2003 (Link

  • Christchurch earthquake 2010 (Link

  • Brisbane floods 2011 (Link) 

  • Kempsey Double Bus Collision 1989 (Link)

  • Influenza Outbreak 1918  (Australia) (Link)


  • ACT Emergency Plan (Link

  • 1909 Quarantine Act (Link

  • A.I.I.M.S. (Link

  • Samuel Shem. House of God. Berkley Trade: USA. (1978) (Link)



  • Anna Bligh Media Conference 2011 (showing reference and hand-over to Emergency Operations experts) (Link


About the Podcast Host:

Craig, is a health and emergency service management specialist with more than 30 years experience in operational management, emergency planning, health service delivery and service redevelopment. More information can be found at www.cahooper.com 




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