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Evidence to support incident management team capability

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posted on 2023-05-21, 08:55 authored by Christine OwenChristine Owen, Hayes, P, Benjamin BrooksBenjamin Brooks, Scott, C, Conway, G
In 2015, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) commissioned a review of the evidence base to establish the rationale for capabilities central to effective incident management. The review focused on the capabilities required for senior AIIMS Level 31 Incident Management Team roles. Results were used to inform standards for the AFAC Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme. The review considered the human factors and emergency management literature as well as research conducted through the Bushfire CRC. Analysis and synthesis of the evidence identified three broad capabilities, each with three sub-capabilities important in incident management. The three categories were to model leadership and teamwork, to think and plan strategically and demonstrate self-awareness. This article outlines the evidence base and the capabilities developed through this review and contributes to the evidence base for incident management capability. Guidance on what will be needed in continuing professional development program is provided.


Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC


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Australian Journal of Emergency Management








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Emergency Management Australia

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