Emergency Management

Emergency Management (EM) in the Northern Territory uses a three tier system of Local, Regional and Territory plans. Each of these has a committee or council established to manage and implement the specific plan. The EM framework has its legislative basis in the Emergency Management Act (The Act). Overarching policy is specified in the Territory Emergency Plan (TEP).

Local Emergency Committees (LEC), are an integral part of our ability to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies within our communities.

LEC members come from Territory and local government departments, private businesses and emergency management volunteer organisations. The training below has been established to provide information and support to these members.

Local planning

Do you know your local plan?

Local Emergency Plans detail a set of arrangements in place within communities to support responses to emergency events and identify risks to communities from natural and man-made hazards.

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Territory Emergency Management Council (TEMC)

TEMC is established under Section 36 of the The Act and provides leadership and oversight of the Territory’s emergency management arrangements.

Membership of TEMC includes the Commissioner of Police and CEO of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services as the Territory Controller (co-chair) the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Chief Minister as the Territory Recovery Coordinator (co-chair), the Director of Northern Territory Emergency Service and Chief Executives of government agencies who have a key role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergency events in the Northern Territory.

Training

Introduction to EM

This course is designed for and targeted towards personnel who work within the Northern Territory EM framework as outlined in the Territory Emergency Plan (TEP).This course is for whole of NT government agencies that have emergency management requirements as part of the TEP, where their agencies have a response and / or recovery component identified in the Plan.

Overview:

  • Up to 4 hours face to face session
  • Nil credential type and recognition but names are recorded for potential operations
  • Nil pre-requisites, entry requirements, organisational and qualifications
  • The course is delivered via interactive face to face delivery
  • Program content topics may include: EM arrangements,The Act, TEMC, local controllers, plans (Territory, regional, local and recovery), Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS), functional groups, funding and finance.
LEC

NTES recommends that LEC members complete the following introductory online courses. This training will provide you with an overview of the Northern Territory Counter Disaster Arrangements and the Incident Control System utilised during emergency operations.

Please note: Below courses utilise the term "Counter Disaster Committees"; this term is interchangeable and is now known as "Emergency Committees" under The Act, the function of the Committees is exactly the same.  Likewise the Disasters Act has been superseded by the The Act and these terms should be interchanged throughout the online course. 

Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS)

This course is designed for and targeted towards members who are likely to fill command and control functions in an incident management structure throughout emergency incidents. The practical component provides essential experience in working within an Incident Management Team (IMT).

This course is for whole of NT government agencies that have EM requirements as part of the TEP, where their agencies have a response and / or recovery component identified in the Plan.

Visit the AIIMS Brochure and Training Program Outline for more information.

Emergency Risk Management

The National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (NERAG) Online training course is designed to build understanding and confidence in the emergency risk management process. The guidelines are designed to provide a contextualised, emergency-related risk assessment and prioritisation approach, nationally consistent with the Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – principles and guidelines.

NERAG Online is available via the link free of charge, and readily accessible to all. The course comprises eight learning modules, which can be completed at a self-directed pace. Participants can save their progress, and complete the course over multiple sessions. A certificate of achievement is awarded upon completion of the course.

NERAG Online was developed for the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department with funding provided through the National Emergency Management Project (NEMP). The course is hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR). 

Visit Emergency Risk Management online course - when completed print the certificate and send to training.ntes@pfes.nt.gov.au to be recorded against your name.

Rapid Impact Assessment (RIA)

This course is designed for and targeted towards personnel who will be responding to assist in the RIA process to collect information related to an emergency incident for future response and recovery operations and Commonwealth funding requirements. This course is for personnel who are selected to participate as a member of a RIA Team.

Overview:

  • Program delivery can either be 30 minutes, just in time training, using the devices OR two day face to face covering all aspects of the assessment process
  • Nil credential type and recognition but names are recorded for potential operations
  • Nil pre-requisites, entry requirements, organisational and qualifications
  • Delivery can be: 
    • A quick face to face interactive session in the use of the collection devices and paperwork required to collect the required information;
    • OR the course is delivered via blended learning including; face to face, lecture/presentation, practical scenarios 
  • Program content topics may include: Introduction into EM arrangements in the NT and to post disaster assessments, NT post disaster arrangements (including rapid assessment process),role of teams and structure, conducting assessments, data collection (needs assessment, buildings and infrastructure), role of the media, identify potential sources of stress and methods to deal with them (Self-care), initial impact assessment reports and national impact assessment arrangements, use of radios/communication, map reading/GPS management, how to deal with affected people and assessment techniques.
 

Fill in the Rapid Assessment Team Nomination to apply.

WebEOC Incident Management Tool

This course is designed for and targeted towards personnel who are likely to assist in an incident management structure throughout emergency incidents. 
The course outlines the various components of the WebEOC program to providing essential experience in working within an Incident Management Team (IMT).

This course is for whole of NT government agencies that have EM requirements as part of the TEP, where their agencies have a response and / or recovery component identified in the Plan and are reqruied to use the WebEOC program.

Overview:

  • Up to 4 hours face to face session
  • Nil credential type and recognition but names are recorded for potential operations
  • Nil pre-requisites, organisational and qualifications. Only entry requirement is supervisor approval.
  • The course is delivered via interactive face to face delivery
  • Program content topics may include: Incident details, activity and task logs, functional group sitreps, current situation, agency status board and file library
 

Download the WebEOC quick guide and user guide.