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INTEGRATED EMERGENCY BROADCASTING FOR Disaster agencies, health authorities, government, BUSINESS, media and NGOs.

Effective warnings training and development for authorities with responsibility for keeping people safe from natural HAZARDS and health epidemics.

Media training and development for boards, senior executives, content makers and producers, in ethics, news gathering, reporting, producing, emergency broadcasting and strategic planning in the newsroom and operations.



Ian Mannix, APSM, EMPA Fellow, CF


We work and live in a complex, demanding world, which will only be improved if we work in partnerships, and underpin our work with values and ethical behaviour.

Ian Mannix is a highly successful media manager, awarded an Australian Public Service Medal (PSM) for his contribution to Government media.

our work is underpinned by the following values and principles:


Forewarned is building stronger communities, helping to save lives and reduce economic loss. The focus on all Forewarned work is to improve community safety by building partnerships with public safety and health authorities, development agencies, private business and other organisations which strive to build a sustainable future.


Ethical Behaviour

Acting in ways consistent with what society and individuals typically think are good values. Ethical behaviour tends to be good for business and involves demonstrating respect for key moral principles that include honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights.

Transformative actions

Forewarned measures success by the number of people whose lives are improved and transformed by our work.


Partnerships leverage activities and success. Forewarned reaches out to the best partners, universities, NGOs, scientific authorities and training institutions to ensure sustainable results.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Value for money

Forewarned will examine all elements of its own work, to ensure it is the lowest cost option for our partners.

Forewarned supports the Sustainable development goals

When working with others we will consciously examine areas where our experience tells us that our partners can identify savings which can result in more effective work practices.

esiwarn – the future of disaster warning systems

Warn your clients; your community; your staff that a disaster might affect their lives right now, or at some time in the future in a matter of minutes with our unique web based tool.

simple and easy warnings

In the heat of the moment you don’t want to miss vital information. Esiwarn enables you to get your messages out quickly, with pre-arranged checkboxes so you don’t have to worry about missing something.

contact management & languages

The built-in contact management allows you to group your contacts so you only send notifications to the people the disaster might effect. Internal staff, external stakeholders, the media. And in languages you choose for effective communications.


If you have additional disasters that you feel may occur then we can add these to the system so you are prepared for any disaster, either natural or man made.

social sharing

After you have created your broadcast it is quick to share to your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Who can esiwarn help?

Health Organisations

Disaster Management Centre’s

Government Organisations


Many others

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