The Inspector-General for Emergency Management recommends that Emergency Management Victoria collaborate with the emergency management sector to develop a capacity model that considers current and future:
a) career and volunteer emergency management personnel requirements
b) identified and trained personnel for surge requirements
c) emergency risks and climate scenarios.
EMV will work with responder agencies to ensure that the assets, tools and equipment required to effectively and safely respond to bushfire emergencies in a changing climate and physical environment are identified and incorporated in future business cases.
IGEM notes this action is an affirmation of existing business-as-usual activity.
EMV work with emergency service organisations within the Department of Justice and Community Safety portfolio to identify key priorities for funding as part of the annual Victorian State Budget process. As this activity reflects existing practice and forms part of EMV's ongoing business-as-usual work IGEM does not intend to monitor implementation progress of this action in future reporting cycles.