EM Capability Dev. Advisor, Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance
About Anthony Blake
Mr Anthony Blake has been involved in Emergency Management since 1998 when he joined the St John Ambulance Brigade as an Ambulance Officer. During his career, he has trained widely in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC), Ambulance (Special) Operations and Search & Rescue (Sea, Air, Land & USAR) in institutions in New Zealand, Australia, and United States of America. He has held senior positions with St John Ambulance (CEO/ DirOps), National Fire Authority (Divisional Fire Officer – Training & Development) as well as many voluntary and consultant positions with Fiji Council of Churches, Fiji Red Cross, SPC and the Fiji NDMO. In 2012 he jointly formed the community volunteer group known as VERT RESCUE FIJI which is a Charitable NGO established to support the NDMO and Emergency Services with emergency care, rescue support and onsite/operational coordination. In 2015, he formed a joint venture with Joyce Aviation to develop an aeromedical and air rescue service for the Fiji Islands given our geographical and operational challenges. This venture has now evolved into the Fiji Aeromedical & Rescue Services Trust (FARST) which is operating as LifeFlight Fiji. This venture is also supported by two international charities – LifeFlight Brisbane and Heroes Need Heroes. Mr Anthony Blake serves on the National Ambulance Committee of the Ministry of Health. He also is a Regional Disaster Management Trainer and one of only 2 (non-doctor) Advance Trauma Life Support trainers in Fiji. He is a member of the international UN Disaster Assessment & Coordination (UNDAC) team and has been deployed internationally to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Singapore, U.A.E, Fiji and Sri Lanka. Mr Anthony Blake has worked extensively with emergency services and disciplined forces in Fiji and the Pacific Region as well as being a qualified UN Civil Military Coordination (UNCMCOORD) Officer.