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Pre-season briefings underway

By: Duncan Russell

Category: Training & Recruitment

  11.14 AM 22 September, 2014

Location: General

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Seventeen regional Pre-season Briefings for emergency services personnel who are endorsed/accredited in Level 3 incident management roles are being held across the state throughout September and October.

The multi-agency briefings (involving representatives from EMV, CFA, DEPI, MFB, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victoria Police, Department of Health, Department of Human Services and local councils) will ensure we are all working together to reduce bushfire risk and achieve the best possible outcome for the community.

Developed by a multi-agency team, the briefing includes a scenario which addresses the key themes of IMT relocation, traffic management points, resources and evacuation.

Attendees will also be given briefings about the seasonal outlook, changes to Victoria’s new emergency management arrangements, policy and procedural changes, and improvements to public information.

Briefings targeted towards personnel on the fireground are also being conducted from September to December and will cover important firefighter safety and welfare information, preparing for the bushfire season and local readiness and response arrangements.

Last Updated: 22 September 2014