Major Incident Review of Toodyay Fire December 2009 (WA)
P. Murphy

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ182 REC182-0123 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 1

FESA implements measures that will ensure unity and clarity of command.

INQ182 REC182-0134 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology Recommendation 12

FESA reviews its air reconnaissance capability and determines if multiple multi-sensor air reconnaissance aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles are required for managing concurrent and/or complex incidents.

INQ182 REC182-0133 E - Agency Organisation 29 - Operational Health and Safety Recommendation 11

FESA reviews its approach to safety and safety culture.

INQ182 REC182-0132 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 10

FESA implements an education and awareness campaign to promote the purpose and utility of community information systems.

INQ182 REC182-0131 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams Recommendation 9

FESA establishes a dedicated intelligence function in Incident Management Teams for major bushfires and ensure this function is appropriately supported with threat based tools and systems.

INQ182 REC182-0130 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 8

FESA identifies and documents its information requirements for end-to-end information exchange and then assess the adequacy of current systems to meet these information requirements.

INQ182 REC182-0129 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 7

FESA maintains inter-agency relationships and arrangements, and develops formalised arrangements across the entire emergency management cycle for joint activities such as training, exercises and procedure development.

INQ182 REC182-0128 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 6

FESA establishes a process (and associated systems and policies) to mobilise staff to an incident, incorporating pre-formed multi-agency Incident Management Teams.

INQ182 REC182-0127 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 5

FESA strengthens its planning process to ensure learnings are incorporated and communicated, levels of preparedness are linked to threat analyses and public awareness and education activities are sustained.

INQ182 REC182-0126 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 4

FESA promotes a whole-of-community approach, involving FESA, Local Governments and the community, in fire prevention functions, activities and planning.

INQ182 REC182-0125 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 3

FESA, in partnership with other agencies and the community, develops Western Australia’s urban interface fire fighting capability and capacity.

INQ182 REC182-0124 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 2

FESA and DEC take a whole of capability approach to joint operations, including developing joint doctrine that provides a common and articulated understanding of roles and responsibilities, resources and capabilities

INQ182 REC182-0135 D - Recovery 33 - Relief and recovery Recommendation 13

FESA revises its standard operating procedures to provide guidance on the format and timing of post-incident community meetings.