Unit Responsibilities

The information contained on this page is from the FESA-SES policy statement number 10 (30/10/01)

Our unit has the following responsibilities within FESA (Fire and Emergency Services Authority).

  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Storm/Tempest
  • Land Search
  • Communications
  • Evacuation
  • Building Repair
  • Catering
  • Miscellaneous

Earthquake Operations

  • Provision of emergency operations centre
  • Support of emergency operations centre
  • Provision of communications
  • Collection of operational information
  • Dissemination of public information
  • Conduct of structural rescues
  • Provision of traffic/crowd control
  • Mitigation of structural damage
  • Provision of emergency power/light
  • Transfer of casualties to ambulance/medical aid
  • Field catering
  • Assistance in handling stores
  • Dissemination of Public Information

Flood Operations

  • Provision of emergency operations centre
  • Support of emergency operations centre
  • Provision of communications
  • Dissemination of warnings
  • Dissemination of public information
  • Collection of operational information
  • Conduct of flood rescues
  • Mitigation of structural damage
  • Field catering
  • Co-ordination of resources
  • Conduct of structural rescue
  • Supervision of levee construction
  • Mitigation of flood damage

Storm Operations

  • Provision of emergency operations centre
  • Support of emergency operations centre
  • Collection of operational information
  • Dissemination of warnings
  • Dissemination of public information
  • Provision of communications
  • Rescue from structures
  • Mitigate structural damage
  • Provision of power/light
  • Field catering
  • Co-ordination of resources
  • Conduct of structural rescue
  • Tree lopping/felling

Land Search

  • Provision of field headquarters
  • Provision of search teams
  • Advice on incident management
  • Provision of communications
  • Conduct rescue
  • Provision of access to untrained personnel
  • Transfer casualties to ambulance/medical aid
  • Provision of emergency power/light
  • Provision of field catering

Communications

  • Provision of specialist advice
  • Provision of equipment
  • Provision of qualified personnel
  • Provision of Liaison Officers

Evacuation Support

  • Support emergency operations centre
  • Disseminate public information
  • Disseminate warnings
  • Management of assembly areas
  • Provision of traffic/crowd control
  • Provision of power/light
  • Provision of liaison officers

Temporary Building Repairs

  • Support emergency operations centre
  • Mitigation of structural damage
  • Provision of emergency power/light

Catering Support

  • Acquisition of food and drink
  • Preparation of food and drink
  • Delivery of food and drink

Miscellaneous

  • Any task undertaken which cannot be clearly identified under previous categories are listed as Miscellaneous