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Report name
Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season - Phase 1
Lead agency
EMV - Emergency Management Victoria
Due date
IGEM considers that this action has been implemented
Recommendation theme
Recommendation 15: Emergency management capacity
Recommendation details

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.


The sector, supported by EMV’s leadership, commits to:

  • Recruiting the necessary resources to manage seasonal risks in the lead-up to the 2020–21 season and including this within the EMC’s annual attestation
Summary of progress

The Assurance Report for the 2020–21 Season (November 2020) prepared for the EMC and provided to the then Minister for Police and Emergency Services noted that the recruitment, onboarding and training of summer support staff had been completed.