Natural disasters have become increasingly frequent in the last few decades. Their impact on today's globally interconnected society has become significant. Disasters do not only take people's lives, but also create major disruptions for the global economy with repercussions for businesses and governments across the globe. Therefore, it is vital to equip communities with technology and infrastructure that make them more resilient. Australia experiences a wide range of natural disasters including, floods, droughts, heat waves, cyclones, and bush fires. In particular, Victoria has recently experienced severe damage in terms of the loss of lives and infrastructure from bush fires. IBM Research - Australia is collaborating with the Victoria Fire Services Commissioner to elucidate new architectural principles for systems and infrastructures that support emergency management stakeholders and communities, thus contributing to a more resilient Victoria.