Major Incident Review: Lake Clifton, Red Hill and Roleystone Fires June 2011. (WA)
S. Ellis.

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ201 REC201-0247 A - Responsibility 28 - Personal responsibility R 1

Local residents must take a degree of shared responsibility to prepare their properties by reducing the risk of bushfire around their properties and planning for a bushfire emergency.

INQ201 REC201-0259 C - Response 11 - Evacuation and shelters R 13

FESA seek legal and policing advice regarding the policy to leave residents who chose not to evacuate in a declared ‗dangerous area‘ after a bushfire.

INQ201 REC201-0258 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 12

FESA should review the size of the existing pre-formed IMT to include additional Information and Planning officers and increased resourcing of scribes and management support for all Level 3 incidents.

INQ201 REC201-0257 E - Agency Organisation 29 - Operational Health and Safety R 11

FESA needs to place greater priority on the appointment of Safety Advisors to Level 3 incidents as is reflected in WESTPLAN Bushfire.

INQ201 REC201-0256 A - Responsibility 22 - Role of local Gvt R 10

Noting existing legislative and policy arrangements, there is merit in considering options for the future management of Level 3 fires in Local Government areas.

INQ201 REC201-0255 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 9

FESA and DEC need to appoint accredited Level 3 IC‘s based on experience, competency and currency.

INQ201 REC201-0254 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 8

FESA should continue to develop with DEC and Local Government a number of rostered pre-formed IMT‘s available throughout the fire season, regardless of predicted weather.

INQ201 REC201-0253 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 7

Review the command function of the MROC for Level 3 incidents when the SOC is activated.

INQ201 REC201-0252 C - Response 7 - Inter-agency communication R 6

FESA must actively manage the transition to WAERN and provide alternative means for regional crews to communicate when in areas where WAERN is not operated.

INQ201 REC201-0251 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 5

All responding crews and the incident command appointments should adopt a ‘Size Up‘ reporting format.

INQ201 REC201-0250 C - Response 8 - Communications and warnings R 4

Initial StateAlert messages should provide timely broad advice to a wide audience authorised by the SDD, while subsequent messages may provide more detail.

INQ201 REC201-0249 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology R 3

FRS fire appliance allocation and training needs to be reviewed to enhance offensive bushfire capability within the metropolitan area.

INQ201 REC201-0248 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams R 2

To provide Level 3 IC‘s (and FESA) with a level of confidence and to maintain currency across the pool of accredited IC‘s, regular exercising of IC‘s and Level 3 IMT‘s is required.

INQ201 REC201-0260 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation R 14

There are a range of opportunities identified from reviewing the three fires that will improve coordination between FESA and DEC, requiring limited resources, potentially generating some efficiencies and reflecting a joint, tenure blind approach to fire management in WA.