Incident Management Systems

Introduction

Extensive work was undertaken on understanding information flows in the Incident Management Teams (IMT) as part of earlier Bushfire CRC research.  However, the events of Black Saturday clearly showed gaps or impediments to information flow – particularly above the IMT level. 

This research looks at the models that influence the way in which information is passed on and sought out during an incident.  It particularly considers the implications and distortion these models create in incident management above the IMT.

Projects in this group

Incident Management above the Incident Management Team

Failure in emergency incident management coordination in major events has long been recognised in both national and international literature. In large events breakdowns of information flow, and in particular breakdowns in coordination above the IMT are...

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