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Report on Government Services 2016

Volume D

Emergency management

The Emergency management volume D includes performance reporting for fire and ambulance services.

It also includes a sector overview for Emergency management. This volume was released on 29 January 2016.

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This sector overview provides an introduction to the Fire and ambulance services (chapter 9) chapter of this Report. It provides an overview of the emergency management sector, presenting both contextual information and high level performance information.


Chapter 9 Fire and ambulance services

The following data for 2014-15 have changed:

  • number of 'other fires' for Victoria and Australia
  • number of 'total fires' for Victoria and Australia
  • number of 'total fires, other emergencies and incidents' for Victoria and Australia
  • 'total fires incidents per 100 000 people' for Victoria and Australia
  • 'other fire incidents per 100 000 people' for Victoria and Australia.

Sector performance indicator framework

This sector overview is based on a sector performance indicator framework and is made up of the following elements:

  • Sector objectives — five sector objectives reflect the key objectives of emergency management.
  • Sector wide indicators — three sector wide indicators relate to the overarching service sector objectives identified in the National Disaster Resilience Statement and the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.
  • Information from the service specific performance indicator frameworks that relate to emergency services. Discussed in more detail in chapter 9, the service specific frameworks provide comprehensive information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of these services.

Sector objectives

    • Governments, business, NGOs and individuals strengthen the nation's resilience to disasters and emergency events
    • Prevention/ mitigation — prevent or mitigate against the severity of emergency events
    • Preparedness — prepare the community to cope with the effect
    • Response — to ensure the effects of an emergency event are minimised
    • Recovery — the restoration of emotional, social, economic and physical wellbeing

Sector-wide indicators

    • Community preparedness for emergency events
    • Deaths from emergency events
    • Total asset loss from emergency events

Service-specific performance indicator frameworks

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