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AFAC Annual Reports : 2010 Annual Report
12 | Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Annual Report 2010 Goal 2 - Consistent and effective approach to the provision of services Measures of our success: An industry standard incident management system and capability is established and applied • Lookouts, Awareness, Communication, Escape Routes, Safety Zones (LACES) – AFAC has adopted a position to use the LACES framework as the standard safety guide for bushﬁre ﬁreﬁghters. LACES describe a safe work practice to protect ﬁreﬁghters from entrapment situations at bushﬁres. The uniform adoption of LACES will improve interoperability between agencies as visiting or shared ﬁreﬁghters will understand this common safety procedure. Implementation and application of LACES will require greater consideration of the relationships between LACES, Watchouts and Standing Orders to ensure they occupy the correct places in doctrine and overall risk management frameworks. Agencies are able to seamlessly work together in times of need • Australia’s Revised Arrangements for Bushﬁre Alerts and Advice – AFAC brokered national agreement on common terms, trigger points and common messages for information and warnings to the community. Working with Commonwealth colleagues, experts in risk communication, media and public relations and facilitated by Capgemini, agreement was reached on: - A new national phrase ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ - A national framework for scaled advice and warnings to the community - A revised ﬁre danger rating severity scale - Alert messaging to the community before and during a ﬁre event - Trigger points for action both at agency level and community level A National Bushﬁre Warnings Taskforce was established under the auspices of the former Australian Emergency Management Committee (now National Emergency Management Committee) to adopt the revised arrangements. The ﬁnal report was endorsed at the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management (MCPEM-EM) at its meeting on 25 September 2009. “ Our strength is through our ability to share, collaborate and innovate…. - Lee Johnson, President AFAC ”
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