Fire and emergency management

State of the Parks Fourth Edition

Parks Victoria plays a significant role in fire and emergency management.

Sections

7.1 Fire and emergency planning, prevention, response and recovery

 

Key factors influencing management effectiveness

Improved management actions

  • Proactive fire and emergency partnership with DELWP and other agencies.
  • Comprehensive fire and emergency planning including emergency management plans and mock exercises.

 

Challenges

  • Limited resources to contribute effectively to Fire Operations Planning in some instances
  • Natural values often have low priority in fire recovery 

 

Future focus

  • Formalise an ‘after-hours’ response to marine (and terrestrial) emergencies.
  • Develop policy and procedures to improve planning, implementation and investment in post-fire recovery of natural values.
  • Further carrying-capacity assessments and planning needed for high-visitation sites to ensure emergency incidents can be effectively managed, and park facilities can support increased tourism.

 

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