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