French Island Emergency Management Plan

The French Island Emergency Management Plan is provided as a resource to assist the French Island community with planning for emergencies, ranging from a single incident to more complex, major emergencies. The plan also details the current collaborative arrangements the emergency services, government agencies and others have in place to support an emergency response on French Island. 

The French Island Emergency Management Plan is a result of the co-operative efforts of the French Island Working Group (FIWG), a multi-agency and community working group comprised of Ambulance Victoria (AV), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Department of Education and Training (DET), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), Parks Victoria (PV), Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), Victoria Police (VicPol), Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and the French Island Community Association (FICA).

The French Island Working Group have been successfully collaborating to better coordinate preparedness, response and relief and recovery arrangements for all emergencies on French Island. 

It helps provide a general understanding of the resource and access challenges for responding to emergencies and details general arrangements that can be utilised to support a local response for all types of emergencies.

A visitor information guide has also been developed to improve the safety awareness for first time visitors to French Island. Printed copies will be available through the ferry/barge operators and at fixed locations such as the French Island General Store. 



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