Provide firefighting capabilities to manage and suppress fires while protecting lives, property, and the environment in the affected (land and water) area.

Table 23: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Fire Management and Suppression core capability

 

Critical Task 7.1: Reduce incidence and consequence of fire.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

Tunnels have redundant fire detection and suppression systems

 

7.2

         

CFA

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through suppression of uncontrolled fires

 

7.2

         

DELWP

  Planning and delivery of programs to reduce the risk of bushfire in state forest, national parks and protected public lands  

1.3

         

ESV

 

Electricity – Develop and administer regulations and codes that monitor and ensure the prevention and mitigation of bushfires that arise out of incidents involving electric lines or vegetation close there to

 

1.1

         

FRV

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through the suppression of uncontrolled fires

 

3.1, 7.2

     

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through investigation into the causes of fire

 

4.4, 4.6

         

PV

 

Fire prevention and preparedness on public land in Victoria (Fire Protected Area): provide support to DELWP and undertake activities (including works) described in DELWP Fire Protection and Readiness and Response Plans

 

1.1, 3.2

     

Responsible as the land manager for fire prevention works on parks and reserves managed by PV in the Country Area of Victoria and FRV Fire District (other than planned burns which are the responsibility of DELWP with the support of PV staff)

   
     

Support DELWP with the enforcement of regulations, through the provision of trained authorised officers, that protect natural and cultural values and the safe use of campfires on public land in accordance with DELWP policy

 

3.2, 18.2

     

Fire suppression on public land in Victoria (Fire Protected Area): provide staff and equipment to support DELWP

 

3.2, 7.2

     

Fire suppression activities in parks and reserves managed by PV in the FRV Fire District

 

3.2, 7.2

     

Fire suppression activities in parks and reserves managed by PV in the Country Area of Victoria under the direction of CFA

 

3.2, 7.2

         
 

Critical Task 7.2: Suppress, contain and extinguish major fires.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices

 

Provision of ARFFS at Melbourne and Avalon Airports inclusive of; Fire and rescue response role to aircraft fires, accidents and incidents on or in the vicinity of the airport, Structural firefighting on or in the vicinity of the airport and Wildfire suppression on or in the vicinity of the airport

 

3.1, 3.2

     

ARFFS provides assistance to state agencies in other emergencies that causes or threatens to cause death or injury to persons, damage to property, harm to the environment and disruption to essential services. These services include firefighting services to assist in controlling a fire that is not near a designated airport

 

3.2

     

Control agency for aircraft inflight emergencies and rescue and firefighting at designated airports

 

3.1, 12.3

         

CityLink

 

Tunnels have redundant fire detection and suppression systems

 

7.1

         

CFA

 

Control Agency for fire on private land within Country Area Victoria; accidents involving gas leakage, hazardous materials, lifts, or scaffolding and amusement structures, and building collapse; fire and explosion incidents involving aircraft and boilers and pressure vessels and rescue incidents involving rail, aircraft and industrial, road, and building structures

 

3.1, 12.3

     

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through suppression of uncontrolled fires

 

7.1

         

DELWP

 

Fire – Control agency for bushfires in state forest, national parks, and protected public lands in accordance with the State Bushfire Sub-Plan and SEMP

 

3.1

         

FRV

 

FRV is the control agency for fire and other emergencies (as identified in the Response table) for the FRV Fire District (including the Port of Melbourne and waters as defined in the Port Management Act 1995) including fire and explosion incidents involving aircraft and boilers and pressure vessels

 

3.1

     

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through the suppression of uncontrolled fires

 

3.1, 7.1

         

PV

 

Fire suppression on public land in Victoria (Fire Protected Area): provide staff and equipment to support DELWP

 

3.2, 7.1

     

Fire suppression activities in parks and reserves managed by PV in the FRV Fire District

 

3.2, 7.1

     

Fire suppression activities in parks and reserves managed by PV in the Country Area of Victoria under the direction of CFA

 

3.2, 7.1

         
 

Critical Task 7.3: Co-ordinate deployment of local, state, national and international people and resources.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

EMV

 

Co-ordinates Victoria’s outgoing deployments of personnel and resources, upon request from national and international agencies and in line with established agreements. EMV also co-ordinates incoming deployments of national and international personnel and resources, as requested by the state and in line with established agreements. Both outgoing and incoming deployments can be in response to a major emergency or are to assist in the recovery from a major emergency

 

3.2

         

ESTA

 

Dispatch appropriate emergency response resources and support them with situational awareness information through operational communication networks

 

3.2, 12.4, 14.4

         

Services Australia

 

Implement agreements with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies, and outline the arrangements in place with States, Territories and Commonwealth agencies for the provision of support services in the event that their resources are overwhelmed during an emergency. Note: Other agreements outline the arrangements between the department and policy agencies about how they will work together to deliver the best possible services (within their portfolio of responsibility) to the community

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 3.2, 12.4, 14.4