Arrangements for Flood Warning Services in Victoria
A3. Emergency Management Manual
Traralgon Recreation Reserve, November 1995. Photograph,
The Emergency Management Manual Victoria integrates into a
single multi-part folder the principal policy and planning
documents for emergency management in Victoria. It outlines
agreed State Government policy issued under the Emergency
Management Act, 1986 and encourages a risk management
approach to emergency management. The manual covers all
emergencies and complements the Victoria Flood Management
Strategy which focuses only on floods.
While primarily intended for an audience of emergency
management practitioners, the manual is designed also to be
of interest and use to those who simply need to understand
more about the Victorian emergency management arrangements
and how they operate. It is designed to provide information
and guidance on what the emergency management arrangements
are, the role of the various organisations within them, and
the planning and management arrangements which bring all the
different elements together.
This manual provides essential information for people who
have direct involvement in emergency management, whether in a
full time capacity, an occasional component of their normal
duties, or perhaps as an emergency service volunteer.
For those people with specific planning responsibilities, the
manual provides policy guidelines on emergency management
planning in the municipal and regional situations.