A model to understand capability in Victoria has been in development in the emergency management sector since 2015. It is based on the United States’ National Preparedness Goal. It includes three parts as outlined below.
The Victorian Emergency Management Capability Blueprint outlines the current and desired future state for Victoria’s emergency management capability. The overall aim of the Blueprint is to have an effective emergency management capability across Victoria that can meet future needs.
The Victorian Preparedness Goal sets out the core capabilities we need to deal with the challenges and risks we face as a community, and how we effectively deliver them.
Victoria’s new Preparedness Framework builds on work that has been occurring within the sector and uses findings from the Emergency Risks in Victoria report to identify the major risks facing the state, determine overall preparedness and outline the core capabilities. It provides a practical step, a methodology to develop capability targets, and the critical tasks required to achieve the core capabilities of those targets.