Fire Note 97 reports on research that shows that Australian emergency management policy suffers from a lack of clear objectives or measures of success.
This Fire Note, Mainstreaming fire and emergency management - what is possible, what is feasible? can be found on the Fire Note page. It reports on the research completed to date in the Mainstreaming Fire Management into Law and Policy project. It argues that the absence of clear policy objectives or measures of success means that agencies, governments and citizens cannot identify whether or not policy objectives are being met and whether the emergency services are succeeding in their tasks. It also identifies areas that would benefit from policy or legal development and outlines the direction for the final year of this research project.
Dr Michael Eburn presented at the 2012 Bushfire CRC and Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) annual conference in Perth. His presentation can be found on AFAC's Knowledge Web. Presentations from the Research Forum can be found on the Research Forum page.