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AFAC Annual Reports : 2010 Annual Report
Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council | 17 Annual Report 2010 • The Bushﬁre CRC is completing a number of projects on a common theme of protecting ﬁreﬁghters, which include: - Safe Behaviour and Decision-making - Effective Incident Management Teams - Fireﬁghter Health and Safety A speciﬁc project due for completion in December 2010 involves a number of AFAC groups working closely with researchers on strategies and appropriate tools for effective knowledge transfer of the projects above. Fire and emergency services data is relevant, accurate and reliable • Australian Incident Reporting Standard (AIRS) – a review of Block A of AIRS was ﬁnalised. This block is the ﬁrst to be reviewed and is the largest of the ten blocks of instructions for collecting data relevant to activity reporting by ﬁre agencies. • Unwanted False Alarms – Statistics have been collated from Queensland, Victoria and NSW which illustrate changes in the numbers of unwanted false alarms per installed alarm system over time. These statistics will be used to facilitate the analysis of cost beneﬁt for different interventions to reduce unwanted alarms, as well as a better overall understanding of the cost of the problem. • Landscape Performance Measures – 22 performance measures have been developed and agreed. Four of these measures will be included in the Productivity Commission Report on Government Services, they are: - A1 deaths from landscape ﬁres per 1 million persons - A3 injury incident rate to ﬁreﬁghters from landscape ﬁres per 100 ﬁreﬁghters - C1 primary dwellings destroyed by landscape ﬁres per 100,000 dwellings - E1 bushﬁres in a jurisdiction per 100,000 persons and per 100,000 hectares The data dictionary and business rules in support of these measures have been developed and agreed.
2011 Annual Report