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AFAC Annual Reports : 2010 Annual Report
Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council | 19 Annual Report 2010 • Simulation Training – each year Australasian users in conjunction with AFAC and VectorCommand review strategies, survey users and develop new scenarios for incorporation into simulation tools and exercises. In 2009/10 agreement was reached to develop Level 2 and 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) severe natural weather event scenarios. The New Zealand Fire Service is developing the exercise which is due for release in 2011. Instructional kits have been developed to support agencies in the development of Level 2 and Level 3 IMT exercising using the VectorCommand Training and Exercising System (TES) and the Tactical Command Trainer (TCT). A mapping alignment exercise between the Australian public safety competencies and the tactical VectorCommand scenarios has been completed by an independent party and validated by AFAC users. Mapping has commenced between the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Service Industry Organisation unit standards and the tactical scenarios; this will be validated by the New Zealand Fire Service. • Review of the Public Safety Training Package – AFAC under the auspices of Government Skills Australia is managing the industry-wide review of the command, control and coordination units of competency and the review of the search and rescue units. National AIIMS Role-based Competencies: The Public Safety Operations Technical Reference Group comprising representation from SES, Fire, Police and Defence has been instrumental in developing, reviewing and validating the AIIMS role-based competencies for functions within an Incident Management Team. During 2009/10 the project has resulted in the review and development of: - 14 units of competency to more closely reﬂect the agreed AIIMS IMT roles - Three additional units to reinforce the role of safety both in an IMT and in the ﬁeld: › Strategic Safety Advisor unit – advising an Incident Controller › Safety Advisor (Rural) unit – providing advice to ﬁeld-based commanders or supervisors at rural/land management incidents › Safety Ofﬁcer (Urban) unit – providing advice to Incident Controllers at urban incidents - New unit developed for the role of Information Ofﬁcer whose role is to manage the information function within the IMT, encompassing the requirement for full and accurate information ﬂow.
2011 Annual Report