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BCI VIC/TAS Forum Event - Thunderstorm Asthma

  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • NAB Auditorium, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008

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BCI VIC/TAS Forum Event

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thursday 8th February 2018 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: NAB Auditorium, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008

Keynote Speaker: Paul Holman

State Health Commander at Ambulance Victoria


Attendance at this event is free for BCI members and guests       

The BCI Victorian/Tasmanian Committee and Vocus are excited and honoured to have a truly inspirational keynote speaker, Paul Holman, present at our 2018 Launch Event. 

The Thunderstorm Asthma event that took place around Melbourne on 21 November 2016 has raised the awareness of this phenomenon, whereby ryegrass pollen grains can have a major impact on the health of people, particularly those with a history of respiratory illnesses – asthma, hay fever, emphysema etc - although the event directly affected many who had not previously had any form of respiratory problems.

Paul Holman is an inspiring person who has been in the news over the past year talking about Thunderstorm Asthma and educating the community what to do.  He has appeared on Sixty Minutes, ABC, and various other news outlets including The Age, The Australian, The Herald Sun and 9News.

Paul has a broad and diverse operational background and management experience within the Ambulance industry over 40 years. He has operational experience as a Paramedic in Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance, Air Ambulance, Helicopter, Communications and Field Management.

If you wish to hear, learn and be truly inspired by Paul’s knowledge and experience, this February Forum Launch Event is one meeting you must not miss!!

Paul Holman’s Personal Profile

Paul is currently Operations Manager Emergency Management Department and Air Ambulance Victoria and is the State Health Commander. He is responsible for all Emergency Management response and Planning, encompassing CBR response, major incident management, the AV emergency response plan and the development and running of the AV Emergency Operations Centre. He also manages Air Ambulance Victoria, USAR and Emergency Management Training.

Paul is a member of the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals – Victoria and holds a Graduate Diploma in Administration (Health) and was Awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in 2007 and the National Emergency Medal in 2011, for the 2009 bushfires.

Forum Hosts: Vocus Communications

After years of working within Australia’s telecommunications industry, we realised there was a better way. Our mission was to build a telco for people like us. So now we build, own and manage our national fibre network and we innovate to deliver awesome services and products with a team that treats our customers the way we want to be treated.

We’re challenging the way our competitors do business in Australia and New Zealand and, as a result, we’re one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. We own and operate a global telecoms network that is always growing, expanding and improving to meet the future needs of our customers.

Our customers wanted more from our network, so that’s what we’ve given them. We now have over 21,000 km of fibre optic cable laid and operational throughout Australia, 5000 on-net buildings connected to our network and a further 20,000 buildings classed as near-net.

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