Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) is a new organisation established in July 2020 as part of Victoria’s Fire Services Reforms, to provide fire safety, fire suppression and fire prevention services and emergency response in the FRV fire district. FRV personnel are highly trained and ready to respond to emergencies such as fires, complex rescues, road crashes, emergency medical calls and hazardous chemical spills. FRV works closely with agencies within the emergency services sector, in particular with the Country Fire Authority.

 

Activity

Critical task alignment / activity source

Mitigation

 

Reduce the number of fires and hazardous incidents through:

 

●  developing/enforcing of relevant legislation and regulations

1.1

   

●  changing community behaviour through public education and legislation

1.1, 2.1

   

●  increasing the understanding of the use of fire protection and detection systems

1.2, 1.4

   

●  increasing community involvement and awareness in hazard prevention

1.4, 2.1

   

●  applying risk management strategies to identified community risk

1.5

   

●  broadening community awareness and preparedness to minimise the impact of an emergency on the community

2.1, 6.3

   

FRV is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following bushfire mitigation activities:
●  land use planning

●  landscape fuel management including legislative requirements

●  fire ignition controls including total fire ban days, arson programs

●  community education, awareness and engagement to prevent and respond to bushfire

●  seasonal arrangements to ensure capability

Mitigation table

   

FRV is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following earthquake mitigation activities:
●  building standards/regulations and enforcement (post 1989, 1993, 2007 standards)

●  land use planning

Mitigation table

   

FRV is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following electricity supply disruption mitigation activities:
●  public communication and engagement

Mitigation table

   

FRV is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following hazardous materials (including hazardous materials/industrial waste) incident mitigation activities:
●  reduction/substitution of HAZMAT use (including inventory minimisation)

●  land use planning and regulation, and process facility/residential/ commercial development designs

●  HAZMAT storage design and maintenance (including transport design)

●  HAZMAT transport requirements (e.g. prohibitions, material volume and selection, route and timing selection, transport mode, stakeholder engagement (e.g. WorkSafe Victoria, FRV, VicRoads, transporter, receiver)

●  pre-transport consequence modelling and readiness - plume modelling, etc.

●  Dangerous Goods transporter maintenance, training, licensing, inspection etc. (road/rail/marine, pipeline)

Mitigation table

   

FRV is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following mine emergency mitigation activities:
●  legislation/regulation and enforcement of Mineral Resources Sustainable Development Act 1990 and regulations (licensing and approvals process for operators of declared mines), Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004, EM Act 2013, EM (Critical Infrastructure Resilience) Regulations 2015, Country Fire Authority Act 1958 and Regulations 2014, Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005

Mitigation table

   

Response (including Relief)

 

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:
●  accidents involving gas leakage, hazardous materials, lifts, cranes or scaffolding and amusement structures, and building collapse

●  fire and explosion incidents involving aircraft and boilers and pressure vessels

●  rescue incidents involving rail, aircraft and industrial, road, USAR, confined space, trench, low-high angle and tunnel, and building structures

3.1, 7.2, 12.3

   

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

 

●  controlling accidents involving boilers/pressure vessels, dangerous goods/hazardous materials, lifts and cranes, tunnelling/trenches, building collapse and explosions (e.g. gas)

3.1

   

●  the suppression of uncontrolled fires

3.1, 7.1, 7.2

   

●  rescue of persons from fire, road, rail and aircraft accidents, industrial accidents and other emergencies

3.1, 12.3

   

●  Incident response involving explosive devices, natural events (flood, storm and tsunami) and maritime casualty involving commercial ships in Port of Melbourne waters (non SAR)

3.2

   

●  swift water rescue and maritime incidents across the state

3.2, 12.3

   

●  EMR to relevant, as defined, events to support AV within the FRV Fire District

3.2, 14.2, 14.4

   

●  USAR capability across Victoria in accordance with state arrangements

3.2, 12.4

   

●  investigation into the causes of fire

4.4, 4.6, 7.1

   

●  initial impact assessment at the request and in support of, the state requirements

11.1

   

FRV is one of the lead Response Support Agency (RSA) for the functional area of responder agencies, as shown in the Response Support table (Table 10)

Response Support table

   

Recovery

 

FRV is the lead agency for undertaking the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets, where the FRV is the manager of that building or asset

19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 19.7

   

FRV support the controller by providing post incident assistance and advice to persons impacted by fire and other emergencies

4.5, 20.6

   

Provide support to other agencies, where appropriate, for recovery activities involving personnel or the environment

3.2

   

Assurance and Learning

 

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.