Objective: To consult and advise on ways to improve the coordination and application of an evidence-based approach to emergency risk management for all hazards.
Provide advice to the SEMC on risk assessment, risk treatment and the risk framework. Develop advice and recommendations on emergency risk management, including risk treatment and mitigation options, for SEMC consideration.Provide a forum for continuous improvement, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge, practice and research on initiatives and issues relating to emergency risk management.Provide input to the review of policies and plans, as referred by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM).Undertake activities to improve emergency risk management, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Mr Frank Edwards CSC – SEMC Chair
Chair: Mr Mal Cronstedt AFSM – Executive Director, OEM
Executive Officer: Andrew Sanders, OEM
Objective: To provide a forum for promoting and supporting the development and maintenance of emergency recovery capability.
Develop and implement a program of work to meet the subcommittee objective. Consider recommendations from reviews and undertake research and projects to improve the systems, processes and procedures associated with emergency recovery.Identify gaps and develop advice and recommendations on emergency recovery policy and planning, including relevant public information messages, for SEMC consideration.Oversee the planning of, and review of, State level recovery arrangements.Provide a forum for continuous improvement, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge, practice and research on initiatives and issues relating to emergency recovery.Provide input to the review of policies and plans, as referred by the OEM.Undertake activities to improve the State’s emergency recovery arrangements and preparedness, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Ms Sue Ash AO, Uniting Care West
Chair: Ms Sue Ash AO, Uniting Care West
Executive Officer: Katherine Clarke, OEM
Agencies represented on the Recovery subcommittee include:
Objective: To provide a forum that promotes collaborative and strategic dialogue to consider and promote strategies to address capability gaps in the state’s emergency response.
Undertake a program of work, as referred or endorsed by the SEMC, to address the development of emergency management capabilities applicable to emergency response.Consider information referred by the SEMC (e.g. from reviews and evaluations), and make recommendations to the SEMC and/or member agencies, as appropriate, for the development and / or review of processes, systems and controls to improve the State’s emergency response capability.Oversee a risk based emergency response exercise program, including multi-hazard and cross boundary emergencies, as established by the Exercise Management Advisory Group or otherwise directed by the SEMC.Consider identified gaps or issues from post exercise reports, and provide advice or make recommendations to SEMC and/or other member agencies on potential improvements in emergency response capability for consideration.Consider new and emerging trends or response issues referred by member agencies that may improve the State’s emergency response capability and make recommendations to SEMC and/or other member agencies for the development and/or review of processes, systems and controls, as required.Provide feedback to the review of policies and plans, completed by the SEMC Secretariat, in consultation with appropriate emergency management agencies. Through member agencies, promote strategies and programs of work, developed by the SEMC or emergency management agencies that enhance the State’s emergency management response capability.Foster strong cooperative relationships and collaboration on issues relating to emergency response capability between all members. Undertake additional activities to improve the State’s emergency response arrangements, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Dr Karl O'Callaghan APM, Commissioner of Police
Chair: Mr Gary Dreibergs, Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Services, WA Police
Executive Officer: Kelli Williams, OEM
Objective: To support the SEMC in strengthening resilience by providing advice on community engagement, initiatives, education programs and ny looking for synergies between programs.
Consider and review emergency management community engagement initiatives and develop proposals to improve coordination and outcomes and encourage synergies. Recommend projects and initiatives to foster a shared understanding of emergency management responsibilities and enhance community emergency preparedness, including that of groups and communities identified as vulnerable and/or susceptible to emergencies.Provide a forum for continuous improvement, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge, practice and research on initiatives and issues relating to emergency management community engagement.Develop advice and recommendations regarding best practice in emergency management community engagement for SEMC consideration.Provide input on community engagement issues and to the review of policies and plans, as referred by the OEM.Undertake activities to improve community engagement with emergency management, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Mr Wayne Gregson APM, Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner
Chair: Mr Stephen Fewster, Deputy Commissioner Capability Command, DFES
Executive Officer: Mr Stuart Gunning, OEM
Public Information Reference Group Representative
Objective: To provide advice and support to the SEMC and its subcommittees in relation to arrangements for the provision of emergency public information and public awareness related to emergency management in Western Australia.
In relation to public information in emergency management: monitor emerging trends, identifying and reporting on relevant issues and opportunities. Provide advice to the SEMC and its subcommittees on policy, planning and education and maintain professional networks, encouraging debate and enabling views to coalesce around critical issues.Maintain responsibility for Westplan – Emergency Public Information including regular review and exercising.Provide input and representation to the nominated subcommittees on matters associated with public information.Other functions as directed by the SEMC.
Chair: Neil Stanbury, WA Police
Objective: To provide a forum for the exchange of information that will assist or improve the operation of essential services or functions in relation to emergency management for the benefit of the community.
Provide advice to the SEMC and its subcommittees on matters relative to the provision of essential network services in the emergency management context including monitoring emerging trends, identifying and reporting on relevant issues, risks and opportunities. Provide a forum for SEMC and its subcommittees to seek advice and information in relation to essential services matters.Provide a forum for essential service network operators, which improve preparedness and response to emergencies through a trusted network, exchange of knowledge and collaboration.Provide input and representation to the SEMC and its nominated subcommittees on matters associated with essential service networks.Engage essential services network operators to work within the emergency management of the State.Undertake and participate in exercises, workshops and seminars to build understanding and capability of essential services network operators in the emergency management aspects of Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery; with a focus on Risk and Resilience.
Chair: Mark Vassiliou, Main Roads
Agencies represented on the ESNORG include:
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