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A New Approach To Improve Victoria's Emergency Management

19 June 2015

Victorians will be safer during emergencies with an innovative new approach to improve the performance of the emergency management sector.

The Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management, developed by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) Tony Pearce, was officially launched by the Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, today.

Under the framework IGEM will be able to review the preparedness for and management of emergencies and make recommendations on how to improve in the future.

It will ensure the lessons from emergencies are identified and improvements are made to make a lasting difference for communities, keeping Victorians safer.

The emergency management sector will have a consistent and coordinated approach in assessing its capacity, capability and performance through activities such as reviews, evaluations, monitoring and reporting.

Adopting the framework will give Victorian communities and government greater confidence in the state’s emergency management arrangements, which supports the Andrews Labor Government’s broader reforms.

IGEM will implement the framework to support continuous improvement across the Victorian emergency management sector.

Under the Emergency Management Act 2013, IGEM has the legislated function to develop, maintain and implement a monitoring and assurance framework for assessing the capacity, capability and performance of the emergency management sector.

The Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management is available at igem.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett

“We need to understand how the emergency management sector is performing to ensure that we are making informed, appropriate and timely decisions about where to focus our efforts into the future.”

“I’m confident that this framework lays the groundwork for a more effective emergency management sector in Victoria, helping to keep our communities safe and save lives.”

Quotes attributable to Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce

“It is essential our emergency management sector is responsive to changing and challenging emergency situations.”

“This framework clarifies responsibilities across organisations to ensure a consistent sector-wide approach to monitoring and assurance.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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