Steve Pascoe has been involved in emergency management for over 30 years, as a volunteer, and as a professional with CFA and in local government. In 2009, his community of Strathewen and his own property were devastated by the Black Saturday bushfires. Steve was one of the community leaders who established and led the Strathewen Community Renewal Association. He now works as an emergency management consultant, working with Emergency Management Victoria, Municipal Councils and communities.
Steve spoke in the Focusing on risk session on Sunday morning and helped facilitate other sessions on Day 2. His talk focused on the Dandenong Ranges Bushfire Landscape Project: Guidelines for Fuel Management Planning and drew out some significant ways in which a township-focus on risk could reduce risk for a far larger area of the Dandenong Ranges.