Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) was established in July 2014 and plays a key role in implementing the Victorian Government’s emergency management reform agenda.
EMV supports the Emergency Management Commissioner, who has overall responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies including management of consequences of an emergency.
EMV is an integral part of the emergency management sector and shares responsibility with a range of agencies, organisations and departments for ensuring the system of emergency management in Victoria is sustainable, effective and community focussed.
EMV has worked to develop four strategic themes to guide our activity over the next three years to 2020. These themes have been developed by staff and management and provide a framework for our efforts.
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Victoria's emergency management sector is made up of more than 60 organisations working in partnership with communities, business and individuals across Victoria. It is driven by the philosophy of 'working as one'.
Emergency Management Victoria is a statutory entity led by the Emergency Management Commissioner and the Chief Executive.
Andrew Crisp APM is Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner. The Emergency Management Commissioner has responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies, including the management of consequences of an emergency.
Kate Fitzgerald is the Chief Executive of Emergency Management Victoria. The Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of Emergency Management Victoria.
Emergency Management Victoria supports a sector-wide approach to achieve joined up outcomes that are community-focused. It is only by agencies, departments, industry, business, all levels of government and community working together that we will fully realise a sustainable and efficient emergency management system that reduces the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies.