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					                     STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
                         PROCEDURES MANUAL

SUBJECT:                 Direction to District Emergency Coordinators to
                         undertake additional functions

PROCEDURE NO:            OP - 8

TYPE:

Administration
Operational              X

REFERENCES:
                         •   Emergency Management Act 2005 [S30(b)]

REVIEW DATE:             30 September 2012

RESPONSIBILITY:          Emergency Management Western Australia [EMWA]

BACKGROUND:

The Emergency Management Act, 2005 makes provision for the State Emergency
Coordinator to direct District Emergency Coordinator/s to carry out other emergency
management functions.

PROCEDURE:

Where the State Emergency Coordinator (SEC) identifies the requirement for District
Emergency Coordinator/s to carry out additional emergency management functions
the following procedure should be applied:

   1. In consultation with Emergency Management Western Australia identify what
      additional function/s should be carried out by the District Emergency
      Coordinator/s;

   2. Identify in which emergency management district/s the additional function/s
      should be carried out;

   3. Liaise with the relevant District Emergency Coordinator/s to ascertain their
      ability to carry out the proposed additional functions and any associated risks;

   4. Complete a Direction Instrument [EMA Form 16 – Direction to District
      Emergency Coordinators]    ensuring completion of details of additional
      emergency management functions to be carried out;

   5. Identify to which emergency management district/s the direction is to apply;




Operational Procedure OP 8 – Direction to DEC to carry out additional function
6. Ensure the direction instrument is signed and dated by the State Emergency
   Coordinator;

7. Promulgate the direction instrument to those District Emergency Coordinators
   to which it applies;

8. The State Emergency Coordinator should retain the original direction
   instrument and forward a copy together with evidence of its promulgation to
   FESA Emergency Management WA for retention on file;.

9. Where the direction is to be varied or revoked a direction instrument [Form 16]
   is to be completed and disseminated as outlined above outlining the new
   direction.




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