IGEM will play a key role in ensuring that all reviews and evaluations undertaken facilitate the ongoing improvement of emergency management arrangements and support the achievement of desired community outcomes.
The Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) works with its emergency management partners and Victorian communities to identify opportunities to improve the performance of the emergency management sector and strengthen emergency management arrangements and community safety in Victoria.
2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission implementation monitoring
In August 2014, the Victorian Government requested the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) to monitor implementation of the remaining recommendations and actions from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (VBRC).
Welcome to the Inspector-General for Emergency Management
Established on 1 July 2014, the Inspector-General for Emergency Management is providing assurance to government and the community in respect of emergency management arrangements in Victoria and fostering their continuous improvement.
Connecting with and preparing communities for major emergencies in Victoria is a system-wide review identified in the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) 2015 Annual Forward Plan of Reviews, and is conducted under section 64(1)(b) of the Emergency Management Act 2013.
The Victorian Government has asked the Inspector-General for Emergency Management to implement an independent assurance process, which will ensure the ongoing integrity of fire services' response time data. This will also include analysis of the data to inform the development of future response strategies.