The Fundamentals of Emergency Management

The emergency management sector is working together to develop principles underpinning emergency management activities.

This first publication, the Fundamentals of Emergency Management (Class 1 emergencies) outlines the principles underpinning the emergency management activities of the CFA, the DELWP, MFB, the VICSES and EMV, produced during a period of change within the Victorian emergency management sector involving the introduction of the Emergency Management Act 2013 and the establishment of EMV on July 1 2014.

While it specifically references the responder agencies and EMV, the document provides overarching guiding principles on the management of emergencies, that may be applied to a variety of emergencies.


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