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
Operational reviews commissioned or conducted by EMV
Emergency management operational reviews
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