Operational Reviews

The purpose of reviewing is to identify key observations, learning opportunities and good practise to ensure learning and improvement occurs within the emergency management sector. 

A review is more structured then a debrief (or after action review), but less formal then an investigation or inquiry. It is a robust process which supports emergency management personnel to explore a specific topic and identify key learnings with the intent of instituting change.

The outcomes from reviews will inform the ongoing cycle of learning and improvement within the sector by validating and evaluating existing doctrine, arrangements, policy, procedure, and incident/emergency management application. The outcomes will provide evidence to inform a range of activities including training, exercising and briefings. 

The process enables individual and group learning, practicing respectful interaction, reflective discussion and problem solving, at all levels. It increases experience and insight, reducing serious accidents, resulting in more efficient emergency management practices.

Operational review process

Process ID Learning Op Lessons

Operational reviews commissioned or conducted by EMV

June 2021 Extreme Weather Event Community Report

2018 South West Fires Community Report

Somerton Tip Fire 2016

Stewarton Fire Review Community Report 2015

Mt Ray Boundary Track Review 2014

Loch Sport Operational review 2013

Kentbruck Fire Review 2013

Tabard Review 2013

Yarra Valley Grammar School Review 2012

Westmeadows Grassfire Review 2012

Fire Management at Landfill Sites 2012

Port of Portland Emergency 2012

NuPlex Chemical Incident 2012

Tostaree Fire Review 2011

TriTech Lubricants factory fire 2011

Review of Community Bushfire Warnings 2011

Goongerah-Deddick Trail Fire Review 2014

Emergency management operational reviews

See Emergency Management Operational Reviews (External link).


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