PUA Public Safety Case for Change

18 October 2019

Case for Change

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has developed a Case for Change relating to aviation roles in fire and other emergencies for the PUA Public Safety Training Package and would like your feedback.

To view the Case for Change and the supporting Review of Aviation roles in Fire and Emergency Management, click below:

Case for Change Supporting document

The feedback period will close on Friday, 1 November 2019.

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For further information regarding this, please contact the Industry Manager.

Background

The use of aviation related resources across all jurisdictions in large scale fire and non-fire emergency situations involves considerable cost to public safety agencies and risk to personnel. There have been many changes in the fire and emergency management operational environment including technology, legislation, regulations and roles.

A review of aviation roles in fire and emergency management was commissioned by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) in 2019.

In the review, consideration was given to future needs, evolving technology, potential synergies with aviation industry roles, relevant Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements and Public Safety Training Package.

AFAC and NAFC, after extensive consultation with their member agencies, prepared a detailed report on the relationship of aviation related roles in fire and emergency management agencies.  The report identified the need for a nationally consistent approach to aviation roles in large scale fire and non-fire events across jurisdictions.

Implementing an updated Fire Aviation Training and Assessment Framework (FATAF), based on nationally recognised training, ensures that a nationally consistent approach to the training and assessment of aviation related roles and functions in the fire and emergency management sectors will facilitate the safe and effective sharing of aviation resources across the country during emergencies.

The Case for Change proposes the development of 13 new Units of Competency and 14 new Skill Sets, as well as the review of seven existing Units of Competency and one existing Skill Set as the basis for updating the FATAF to ensure the delivery of nationally consistent  training in aviation roles in the fire and emergency management agencies.

The Public Safety IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Greg Spence
Greg Spence
Industry Manager
Email greg.spence@australianindustrystandards.org.au

 

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