Incident management

Incident management

Under section 50 of the Emergency Management Act 2013, the Emergency Management Commissioner must develop operating procedures. Incident management operating procedures issued by the Emergency Management Commissioner will be published on this website, unless the content is not appropriate to be made publicly available.

Policies

Emergency Management Victoria in partnership with the emergency management agencies has developed a number of policies and arrangements to assist the agencies in the management of emergencies within Victoria. These documents are listed below.

Emergency Management Team Arrangements 2014

The Emergency Management Team Arrangements 2014 describes the establishment and operation of Emergency Management Teams at the incident, regional and state tiers of emergency management in Victoria and provides a template and case study for each.

Emergency Management Team Arrangements (Dec)2014 (External link) (PDF 307 KB)

Under section 21 of the Fire Services Commissioner Act 2010, the Fire Services Commissioner had issued incident management operating procedures. This policy has now been repealed, by the Emergency Management Commissioner, under section 50 Emergency Management Act 2014.

  • FSC Policy 001/2011 – State Controller’s Intent has been incorporated into the State Emergency Response Plan (Emergency Management Manual Victoria Part 3) as part of the State Strategic Control Priorities.

Procedures

Emergency Management Victoria in partnership with the emergency management agencies, has developed a number of joint standard operating procedures to assist the agencies in the management of emergencies within Victoria

These standard operating procedures are available for relevant personnel.

To access a copy go to the Joint Standard Operating Procedures page (External link) on the Emergency Management portal.

Under section 21 of the Fire Services Commissioner Act 2010, the Fire Services Commissioner had issued incident management operating procedures. These procedures have now been repealed or replaced by the Emergency Management Commissioner, under section 50 Emergency Management Act 2014.

Guidance notes

Emergency Management Victoria in partnership with the emergency management agencies has developed a number of guidelines, handbooks and manuals to assist the agencies in the management of emergencies within Victoria. These documents are listed below.

  • FSC Guidance Note 01/2011: Incident Management – Incident Controllers Guide

This guidance note provides Level 3 Incident Controllers and Regional Controllers with high level information as a reference to perform their role in managing fire.

Download a copy FSC Guidance Note 01/2011: Incident Management – Incident Controllers Guide (External link)  (External link)(PDF, 2.9Mb) (currently under review)

  • FSC Guidance Note 03/2012: Factors to Consider when Allocating Firefighting Aircraft

This guidance note provides principles to guide decision making when allocating firefighting aircraft to bushfires.

Download a copy EMC Guidance Note 01/2015: Factors to Consider when Allocating Firefighting Aircraft to Bushfires (External link) (PDF, 236kb)

Download a copy Considerations for Aircraft Operations for Flood (External link) (PDF, 168 kb)

  • Victorian Bushfire Handbook

The Victorian Bushfire Handbook summarises the operational management structures and systems used for bushfire preparedness, readiness and response in Victoria.

Download a copy Victorian Bushfire Handbook  (PDF 1.2 MB)