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Report on Government Services 2017

Volume D

Emergency management

The Emergency management volume D includes performance reporting for Emergency services for fire events. From the 2017 Report, Ambulance services is now reported in Volume E Health.

It also includes a sector overview for Emergency management. This volume was released on 31 January 2017.

Please note: An errata was released with this volume (see below) reflecting updates to files.

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Sector Overview D – Emergency management

The following data for 2015-16 have changed:

  • ‘Labour costs, Total ambulance, fire and emergency service organisations’, for Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory
  • ‘Other costs, Total ambulance, fire and emergency service organisations’ for the Australian Capital Territory
  • ‘Other expenses, Total ambulance, fire and emergency service organisations’ for Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and Australia
  • ‘Labour costs, FSO and SES’, for Tasmania
  • ‘Other costs, FSO and SES’, for the Australian Capital Territory
  • ‘Other expenses, FSO and SES’, for Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australia
  • ‘Other expenses, FSO’, for Tasmania.

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

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.

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
    • Total asset loss from emergency events
    • Deaths from emergency events

Service-specific performance indicator frameworks

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