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FirePlan Update

Milestones in Integrated Fire Management Planning Vol. 23 - December 2008

by the Manager SFMST when he presents

Message from Norm Free, Manager an overview of IFMP plans for 2009.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Communications contacts
you all for the hard work and dedication Each organisation represented on the State
demonstrated in the planning and Fire Management Planning Support
implementation of IFMP across the state. Committee has nominated a communication
contact to promote the work of IFMP within
A lot of work has been undertaken behind their organisations and among their major
the scenes in preparation for rolling out stakeholders.
IFMP at the regional levels. The OESC risk
assessment framework and the re- A briefing and presentation has been
development of the NSW Rural Fire Service scheduled for 29 January 2009 to update
planning tool being re-shaped to fit Victorian everyone on the state of play and to provide
conditions are a couple of key examples of opportunities for additional IFMP related
this work in progress. stories to be identified and published.

As we head towards the end of 2008, I Regional Chairs share their hopes for the
would like to take this opportunity to wish implementation of IFMP
you and your families a happy and safe
festive season. Take this opportunity to rest Barwon South West Region
and refresh and I look forward to seeing you The Barwon South West Regional Strategic
all back and ready to make 2009 a great Fire Management Planning Committee was
year for IFMP. established on 17 November 2008 at the
Corangamite Council Chambers in
Corporate Communications staff and Camperdown.
emergency services media managers
contacted The committee comprises CFA, DSE, Parks
Vic, DHS, SES, DPCD, DPI, Victoria Police,
Media contacts VicRoads, Utilities providers, Rail
An update on IFMP has been provided to Authorities, Catchment Management
the state emergency services senior media Authorities plus the municipalities of
committee (EMJPIC). This group has Queenscliff, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast,
carriage of all media related issues affecting Colac Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Glenelg
emergency services. and Southern Grampians.

The IFMP Communications Manager Sue The Committee elected Mr Paul Stacchino,
Fitzpatrick gave an update on the project CFA General Manager Barwon Corangamite
and briefed the meeting on the key as the Chair. Mr Stacchino is keen to ensure
milestones of the work being undertaken. A that all committee members have the
presentation will be made in January 2009 opportunity to participate in identifying and
For further information:
Email info@ifmp.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9262 8469
promoting the priorities and possible government and risk environments, will
treatments for fire risk within the region. mean that we have made huge steps in the
This will ensure that the Barwon South West advancement of community safety’".
Region is positioned to address current and
emerging fire risk to the people, assets, He also added that in order to accomplish
industry and the magnificent coastline of this, ‘we need to bring the community along
Victoria. with us. By doing this we will promote and
foster community ownership, as well as
He said, ‘one of the exciting elements of the enhance community capacity and
IFMP framework will be the people involved connectedness to prevent, prepare for,
in fire management planning at regional and respond to and recover from emergencies’.
municipal level undertaking a consistent
community engagement process. This will The next meeting is scheduled for February
ensure our local communities understand 2009.
what their risk is with respect to fire and how
they can contribute to the delivery of NETWORK MANAGERS
treatments to mitigate their risk’. For additional information on work being planned
in regions please contact the relevant Fire
Planning Network Managers
Grampians Region
The inaugural meeting of the Grampians Barwon South Western
Regional Strategic Fire Management Jill Golland jill.golland@ifmp.vic.gov.au
0488 678 532
Planning Committee was held in Stawell on
Thursday 4 December 2008 and was initially Eastern (Metro)
chaired by Mr Brian Parry AM, Chair of the Kim Morris kim.morris@ifmp.vic.gov.au
0447 385 962
State Fire Management Planning Gippsland
Committee. David Johnson david.johnson@ifmp.vic.gov.au
0438 743 134
The meeting was well attended by all major Grampians
stakeholders and followed on from Jeni Taylor jeni.taylor@ifmp.vic.gov.au
the Divisional Emergency Response 0488 304 560
Coordinating Committee - Summer Fire Hume
Briefing. Mr Don Kelly, CFA General Shaun Huguenin shaun.huguenin@ifmp.vic.gov.au
Manager Midlands Wimmera area was 0429 020 632
appointed Chair of the committee. Loddon Mallee
Darryl Glover darryl.glover@ifmp.vic.gov.au
When asked how the Committee might 0407 809 902
contribute to the IFMP aims of reducing fire North & West (Metro)
risk in the region, Mr Kelly said, 'my intent is Matthew Howe matthew.howe@ifmp.vic.gov.au
to have the committee work collaboratively 0488 327 567
with all organisations to create improved
Southern (Metro)
community fire safety outcomes, recognising Catherine Clancy
that various aspects IFMP will be new catherine.clancy@ifmp.vic.go
ground for many of us. The benefits will be v.au
evident in improved planning practices and 0458 356 799
planning outcomes across the

To achieve this across land tenures, the

traditional silos of Preparation, Prevention,
Response and Recovery (PPRR), local

For further information:

Email info@ifmp.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9262 8469
For further information:
Email info@ifmp.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9262 8469

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