Objective: To consult and advise on ways to improve the coordination and application of an evidence-based approach to emergency risk management for all hazards.
Provide advice to the SEMC on risk assessment, risk treatment and the risk framework. Develop advice and recommendations on emergency risk management, including risk treatment and mitigation options, for SEMC consideration.Provide a forum for continuous improvement, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge, practice and research on initiatives and issues relating to emergency risk management.Provide input to the review of policies and plans.Undertake activities to improve emergency risk management, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Dr Ron Edwards, SEMC Chair
Chair: Mr Damien Pumphrey, DFES
Executive Officer: Mr Justin Whitney, DFES
Objective: To support the SEMC in strengthening the State’s resilience through enhancing emergency management recovery and community engagement capabilities.
Consider recommendations from inquiries and reviews and develop proposals to address the issues raised and achieve the outcomes sought. Foster a shared understanding amongst emergency management organisations and raise awareness in the community of emergency management responsibilities which enhance emergency management preparedness, recovery and community engagement. Identify gaps, provide advice and develop recommendations to achieve best practice in emergency management recovery and community engagement, with particular consideration for those vulnerable and/or susceptible to emergencies. Anticipate emerging risks and issues in emergency management recovery and community engagement particularly with respect to severe and catastrophic events. Provide a forum for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge, practice and research on initiatives and issues relating to emergency management recovery and community engagement. Provide input to the review of the emergency management policy framework in the areas of recovery and community engagement. Undertake activities to improve the State’s emergency management recovery and community engagement arrangements as requested by the SEMC.Develop and implement a program of work to meet the subcommittee objective.
Sponsor: Mel Pexton, Deputy Chairperson of SEMC
Chair: Mel Pexton, Deputy Chairperson of SEMC
Agencies represented on the Recovery and Community Engagement subcommittee include:
Objective: To provide a forum that promotes collaborative and strategic dialogue to consider and promote strategies to address capability gaps in the state’s emergency response.
Undertake a program of work, as referred or endorsed by the SEMC, to address the development of emergency management capabilities applicable to emergency response.Consider information referred by the SEMC (e.g. from reviews and evaluations), and make recommendations to the SEMC and/or member agencies, as appropriate, for the development and / or review of processes, systems and controls to improve the State’s emergency response capability.Oversee a risk based emergency response exercise program, including multi-hazard and cross boundary emergencies, as established by the Exercise Management Advisory Group or otherwise directed by the SEMC.Consider identified gaps or issues from post exercise reports, and provide advice or make recommendations to SEMC and/or other member agencies on potential improvements in emergency response capability for consideration.Consider new and emerging trends or response issues referred by member agencies that may improve the State’s emergency response capability and make recommendations to SEMC and/or other member agencies for the development and/or review of processes, systems and controls, as required.Provide feedback to the review of policies and plans. Through member agencies, promote strategies and programs of work, developed by the SEMC or emergency management agencies that enhance the State’s emergency management response capability.Foster strong cooperative relationships and collaboration on issues relating to emergency response capability between all members. Undertake additional activities to improve the State’s emergency response arrangements, as requested by the SEMC.
Sponsor: Mr Chris Dawson, Commissioner of Police
Chair: Mr Col Blanch, Deputy Commissioner, WA Police
Executive Officer: Matt Verney, DFES
Objective: To support the development and operation of effective
and efficient Public Safety Communications (PSC) in Western Australia
Develop and maintain the Western Australian PSC Framework.Provide advice to SEMC on PSC matters. This includes identifying capability risks and gaps, opportunities for improvement and greater efficiencies for investment. Coordinate and support inter-agency cooperation and collaboration on PSC development and operation. This includes: radio capabilities; mobile data capabilities (including Public Safety Mobile Broadband); and community-facing PSC capabilities (e.g. Triple Zero and Emergency Alert).Coordinate and support Western Australia's engagement and participation in national PSC bodies and initiatives. This includes: the National Public Safety Mobile Broadband Program; the National Emergency Communications Working Group Australia/New Zealand (NECWG); and PSC-related work of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) and other relevant inter-jurisdictional bodies. Facilitate and support PSC information sharing between Subcommittee member organisations and with other relevant SEMC sub-bodies. Undertake other tasks as directed by SEMC.
Sponsor: Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Chair: Greg Italiano, Government
Chief Information Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Executive Officer: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Objective: To provide advice and support to the SEMC and its Sub-committees in relation to arrangements for the provision of emergency public information and public awareness related to emergency management in Western Australia.
Chair: Howard Gretton, State Emergency Public Information Coordinator
Objective: To provide a forum for the exchange of information that will assist or improve the operation of essential services or functions in relation to emergency management for the benefit of the community.
Provide advice to the SEMC and its subcommittees on matters relative to the provision of essential network services in the emergency management context including monitoring emerging trends, identifying and reporting on relevant issues, risks and opportunities.
Provide a forum for SEMC and its subcommittees to seek advice and information in relation to essential services matters.
Provide a forum for essential service network operators, which improve preparedness and response to emergencies through a trusted network, exchange of knowledge and collaboration.
Provide input and representation to the SEMC and its nominated subcommittees on matters associated with essential service networks.
Engage essential services network operators to work within the emergency management of the State.
Undertake and participate in exercises, workshops and seminars to build understanding and capability of essential services network operators in the emergency management aspects of Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery; with a focus on Risk and Resilience.
Chair: Mark Vassiliou, Main Roads
Agencies represented on the ESNORG include:
Objective: To be the coordinating body for Emergency Management (EM) exercises in Western Australia that will provide expert advice, assistance and guidance to Emergency Management Agencies (EMA’s) and non-government agencies in the preparation, coordination, delivery and evaluation of EM exercise activities.
To support emergency management agencies to develop EM
capability by providing advice on the development, delivery and
reporting of the EMA capability based exercise program.Assist agencies in the evaluating of emergency management
exercises.To maintain a State wide calendar of EMA based capability
exercises.Coordinate the delivery of exercises to maximise agency
outcomes and reduce duplication of effort.Support agency exercise programs by facilitating the
provision of ‘exercise management staff’ during major
multi-agency exercises. This will include but not be restricted
to exercise controllers, umpires, observers, safety and damage
control officers.Assist agencies to build capacity by researching, advising,
coordinating and facilitating EM exercise training
opportunities.Advise the SEMC on the status of the EMA and State-level
exercise programs and any other significant emergency management
exercises taking place in WA.Develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate the 3 yearly
State-level exercise based on identified risks and gaps in the
State’s preparedness.Provide advice to the SEMC on exercise management policy,
practice, evaluation and delivery.Review submitted post-exercise reports and provide a summary
of the State’s exercise activity regularly to the SEMC, SEMC
subcommittees and reference groups as requested.
Chair: Alf Fordham, Water Corporation
Executive Officer: Krissy Jangi, DFES
To provide oversight of the State’s lessons management
framework, including the identification and prioritisation of
lessons and monitoring and reporting on the implementation of
resultant actions across the emergency management (EM) sector.
Ms Linda Savage, SEMC Independent MemberExecutive Officer: Ms Tracy Smith,
Members representing the all-hazards EM sector will be nominated
and selected based on demonstrated experience, expertise to fulfil
the functions of the reference group, and representation of one or
more of the membership capabilities for a minimum of twelve months.
Through its membership, the group aims to ensure all aspects of the
membership capabilities are represented.