"STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN"
WESTERN AUSTRALIA STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN WESTPLAN - AIR CRASH Prepared by the Emergency Operations Unit, Western Australia Police. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) i WESTERN AUSTRALIAN AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN DISTRIBUTION Emergency management plans produced by the Western Australia Police as part of their responsibility as Hazard Management Agency, are no longer distributed on a routine basis to the wider emergency management community or other government agencies. The plans are now freely available on the Internet by visiting the W.A Police website: www: wapol.gov.au select: About us/Support Services/ Emergency Operations Unit, or at the EMS FESA site: www.fesa.wa.gov.au. Those organisations essential to Western Australia’s emergency management arrangements as detailed in this plan will be advised of any amendments to this plan, in writing, by the Western Australia Police. Amendments will be added to the Amendment Certificate below and it is the responsibility of the individual to regularly check the currency of their copy AMENDMENT CERTIFICATE Proposals for amendment or additions to the text of this plan should be forwarded to: Emergency Operations Unit, Western Australia Police Maylands Police Complex, 2 Swanbank Rd MAYLANDS WA 6051 Telephone: (08) 9370 7115 Facsimile: (08) 9370 7109 AMENDMENT DETAILS OF AMENDMENT AMENDED BY NO. DATE INITIALS/DATE 1 March 2000 Complete re-issue. 2 November 2001 Update relevant terms and contacts 3 September 2005 Inclusion of reference to the CAVDISPLAN, DSH 8122 Update terminology, arrangements and contacts. Include Counter Terrorism activation WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 1 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN ii CONTENTS Distribution i Amendment Certificate i Contents ii Glossary of Terms iii Participating Organisations iv PART 1 - GENERAL Introduction 1.01 Aim 1.04 Objectives 1.05 Scope 1.06 Title 1.11 Related Documents 1.12 Authority and Planning Responsibility 1.14 PART 2 - ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH AND STATE General 2.01 Emergencies involving civil aircraft 2.02 Initial Response 2.07 Transferring overall coordination responsibilities 2.08 Emergencies involving military aircraft 2.11 Commonwealth Government assistance 2.13 PART 3 - CONCEPT OF OPERATION General 3.01 Concept 3.02 Search Phase 3.04 Rescue and Initial Recovery Phase: Civil Aircraft 3.06 Rescue and Initial Recovery Phase: Military Aircraft 3.07 Warning to Emergency Service personnel 3.09 PART 4 - ORGANISATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES General 4.01 Hazard Management Agency 4.02 Operational response structure, Control and coordination 4.03 State Air Crash Operations Manager 4.05 Air Crash Operations Area Manager 4.06 Incident Manager (Field Controller) 4.08 Emergency Coordinator 4.10 Combat Agencies and Support Organisations 4.11 Liaison Officers 4.15 WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 2 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Public Information 4.18 Financial matters 4.21 State Emergency Management Support Plans 4.24 Commonwealth Government Response Plan 4.26 PART 5 - RESPONSE ARRANGEMENTS General 5.01 Activation 5.03 Advice and notification 5.04 Stages of activation 5.05 Differences in classification 5.10 Activation at District and Local Level 5.11 Operational Facilities 5.12 Debriefing 5.19 Post Operations Report 5.20 PART 6 - REMOTE AREA OPERATIONS General 6.01 Forward Support Base 6.02 Forward Support Base commander 6.03 Medical Response 6.04 Transport – Medical 6.06 Transport – General 6.07 PART 7 - OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE GUIDE Sequence Guide 7.01 PART 8 - LOCAL AIR CRASH PLANS General 8.01 Planning for an air crash 8.02 APPENDIXES 1. Air crash notification chart 2. Response and Activation flow chart 3. Schematic Crash Site layout 4. Roles and Responsibilities of participating organisations 5. Contact details WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 3 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN iii ACCIDENT - An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft that takes place from the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all persons have disembarked, in which: a. a person is fatally or seriously injured as a result of being in or upon the aircraft or by direct contact with the aircraft b. the aircraft incurs damage or structural failure, which adversely affects the structure strength, performance or flight characteristics. AERODROME/AIRPORT - A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft. AIRCRAFT OPERATOR - A person, organisation or enterprise engaged in or offering to engage in aircraft operation. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - A generic term meaning, variously, air traffic advisory service, area control service, approach control service or aerodrome control service. AEP - (Airport Emergency Plan). A plan developed by the Airport Operator to coordinate all agencies and their individual Airport Emergency Procedures, State or supporting plans for dealing with an aerodrome emergency. AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA - Federal Government agency providing Air Traffic Services, including in-flight emergency response for aircraft declaring an emergency AusSAR - Australian Search and Rescue, a division of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) responsible for coordinating aviation and maritime search and rescue (SAR) services ATSB - (Australian Transport Safety Bureau) - A division of the Federal Department of transport and Regional Services responsible for air transport safety investigations. COMBAT AREA - Means the area declared by the senior officer of the attending fire agency as the combat area and includes the area involved in the actual fire and the area where fire fighters, appliances and equipment are located. The area may extend to adjoining areas threatened by fire and is controlled by the fire agency. COMBAT AGENCY - An organisation, which because of its expertise and resources is responsible for performing a task or activity such as fire fighting. An emergency operation may involve a number of Combat Agencies. COMMAND - The direction of members and resources of an organisation in the performance of the organisation's role and tasks. Authority to command is established in legislation or by agreement within an organisation. Command relates to organisations and operates vertically, within an organisation. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 4 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMANDER – A single-agency term. A commander has authority only within that agency. Responsibilities include the direction and coordination of the activities of that agency. A commander operates vertically within the agency and cannot command members of another agency. Individual agencies may refer to this position as a Manager, Controller etc. CONTROL - The overall direction of emergency management activities in a designated emergency. Authority for control is established in legislation or in an emergency management plan and carries with it the responsibility for tasking and coordinating other organisations in accordance with the needs of the situation. Control relates to situations and operates horizontally, across organisations. CONTROL AREA - Means the total area within the outer perimeter, and includes the combat area, all aircraft wreckage and triage area. CONTROLLER - See Incident Manager. COORDINATION - The bringing together of organisations and elements to ensure effective emergency management response and is primarily concerned with the systematic acquisition and application of resources (organisation, human resources and equipment) in accordance with the requirements imposed by the threat or impact of an emergency. Coordination relates primarily to resources, and operates vertically, within an organisation as a function of the authority to command; and horizontally, across organisations, as a function of the authority to control. EMERGENCY - An event, actual or imminent, which endangers or threatens to endanger life, property or the environment, and which is beyond the resources of a single organisation or which requires the coordination of a number of significant emergency management activities. EMERGENCY COORDINATOR - That person designated by the Commissioner of Police to be the District or Local Emergency Coordinator for the purpose of coordinating all support to the designated Incident Manager. At State level this is the Commissioner of Police. At District level it is the District Police Officer. At the local level it is the Senior Police Officer responsible for the police sub-district. EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTRE (ECC) - That facility where the Emergency Coordinator is located. There are four types of coordination centres: State, District, Local and Forward Coordination Centres. FIELD CONTROL CENTRE - A facility, where the Incident Manager is located, at or near the scene of an emergency. It is also the location where Agency Commanders assemble to receive and disseminate information and make operational decisions on the immediate rescue operation. HAZARD MANAGEMENT AGENCY (HMA) - That organisation which, because of its legislative responsibility or specialised knowledge, expertise and resources is responsible for ensuring that all emergency management activities pertaining to the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from a specific hazard are undertaken. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 5 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN INCIDENT - An emergency that impacts upon a localised community or geographical area, but not requiring the coordination and significant multi-agency emergency management activities at a District or State level. INCIDENT MANAGER - The person designated by the HMA responsible for the overall management and control of an incident, and the tasking of agencies. INCIDENT AREA - The area, defined by the Incident Manager, incorporating the localised community or geographical area impacted by the incident. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT GROUP - The group that may be convened by an Incident Manager in consultation with the Emergency Coordinator to assist in the overall management of the incident LICENSED AERODROME (AIRPORT) - An airport owned by a person or organisation licensed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and operated according to an approved Airport Manual. OPERATION - An incident (or multiple incidents) that impacts, or is likely to impact beyond a localised community or geographical area. OPERATIONS AREA MANAGER - The person designated by the HMA responsible for the overall management of an operation and provision of strategic direction to agencies and Incident Managers in accordance with the need of the situation. OPERATIONS AREA - The area defined by the Operations Area Manager incorporating the entire community or geographical area impacted, or likely to be impacted, by an operation and incorporating single or multiple Incident Areas. OPERATIONS AREA MANAGEMENT GROUP - The group that may be convened by the Operations Area Manager in consultation with the relevant District Emergency Coordinator to assist in the overall management of the operation. POLICE EMERGENCY COORDINATION CENTRE - The facility from which the response to an air crash will be coordinated. Such a centre will be established at District and State level during an air crash emergency. At State level, the centre is located at the Police Communications Centre, 2 Clayton St. Midland POLICE OPERATIONS CENTRE (POC) - The facility from which the day-to-day operational management of the Police Service is conducted. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT - Aircraft on the register of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will display a 5-letter registration commencing with the letters VH- STATE HEALTH COORDINATOR - The person appointed by the Director General of Health to coordinate the state health response in an emergency. STATE WELFARE COORDINATOR - The person appointed by the Director General, Department for Community Development, to coordinate the delivery of emergency welfare services to victims of an air crash. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 6 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN TERRORIST ACT - is an act or threat, intended to advance a political, ideological or religious cause by coercing or intimidating an Australian or foreign government or the public, by causing serious harm to people or property, creating a serious risk of health and safety to the public, disrupting trade, critical infrastructure or electronic systems. (Criminal Code Act 1995 [Commonwealth]) TRIAGE - Means the medical sorting of casualties into treatment priority. WELFARE CENTRE - A centre established to provide welfare services to persons affected by an emergency. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 7 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN iv PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS Western Australia Police Assistant Commissioner (Traffic and Operations Support) Superintendent (Response and Emergency) Regional Assistant Commissioner/Commanders District Officers Officers in Charge of Police Sub-Districts Police Operations Centre Communications Controller Emergency Operations Unit Fire & Emergency Services Authority Operational Services Airline Operators Committee Secretary AUSSAR Department for Community Development Emergency Services Coordinator Department of Health Executive Officer, Emergency Management W.A Ambulance Service Inc. Royal Flying Doctor Service Australian Red Cross Blood Service Public Health/Environmental Health Officers WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 8 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 1 GENERAL Introduction 1.01 The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) has directed through Policy Statement No.7, that the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) is the designated Hazard Management Agency for Air Transport Emergencies (aircraft crash) and as such is responsible for the preparation of the State Plan to ensure a controlled and coordinated response to, and initial recovery from, an aircraft crash. 1.02 A coordinated response to an aircraft crash requires the assistance of a wide range of combat agencies and support organisations each with its own statutory responsibilities. The location of the crash site, the availability of these agencies and the time required to reach the crash site, complicates the manner in which most eventualities can be dealt with. 1.03 This Plan provides the broad framework for a multi agency response to aircraft emergencies within Western Australia. Aim 1.04 To detail the emergency management arrangements for the control and coordination of the response to and initial recovery from an air crash emergency within the scope of the States responsibilities under current Commonwealth - State arrangements. Objectives 1.05 The objectives of the Plan are: a. To prescribe the organisation, concepts, responsibilities and procedures for State Government departments and agencies in managing an aircraft crash occurring anywhere within Western Australia, including on airports, in an urban or a remote area, or within State waters; b. To establish a basis for coordination between State Government departments and agencies with elements of the private sector involved in aviation activities; c. To provide a basis for the provision and coordination of resources to cope with aircraft crash emergency; d. To provide guidelines for the operating of the Plan following its activation; e. To provide guidelines for air crash planning at district and local level. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 9 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Scope 1.06 The arrangements in this Plan are designed to effectively deal with an aviation accident that escalates into an emergency, that is, one that requires a significant and coordinated multi agency response. 1.07 Aviation accidents which are within the capability of the local combat agencies to manage, are to be dealt with in accordance with Local Plans and arrangements. 1.08 Where an aircraft accident occurs at an airport with a developed and exercised Airport Emergency Plan (AEP), then that AEP has the status of a Sub-plan to the Local Emergency Management Arrangements. 1.09 Each agency with a statutory role shall have in place appropriate operational procedures that detail that agency's response in accordance with this Plan. 1.10 The procedures and responsibilities detailed in this document are established for compliance by all departments and agencies of State Government and for the coordination of all non-government organisations that may possibly become engaged in the response to an air crash. Title 1.11 The Plan is titled the State Air Crash Emergency Management Plan (WESTPLAN - AIR CRASH). Related Documents 1.12 The plan is independent of other State emergency management arrangements and is capable of operating on its own. Any of the State Emergency Management Support Plans may be activated in support of this Plan. 1.13 This plan should be read in conjunction with the Australian National Search and Rescue Manual, Local and District Emergency Management Plans and the Commonwealth Government Aviation Disaster Response Plan (CADVISPLAN). Authority and Planning Responsibility 1.14 The Authority for this plan is the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) Policy Statement 7, and the Inter-Governmental Agreement on National Search and Rescue Arrangements. 1.15 The responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Plan rests with the Western Australia Police. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 10 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 2 ARRANGEMENTS OF RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH AND STATE General 2.01 Western Australia is party to the national search and rescue arrangements, details of which are contained in the National Search and Rescue Manual. These arrangements provide for the overall coordination and provision of search and rescue responsibilities. The responsibility for AusSAR as the Commonwealth authority for civil aviation search and rescue, the Australian Defence Force as the authority for military aircraft search and rescue, and the WAPOL as the SAR authority for Western Australia is detailed below. Emergencies Involving Civil Aircraft 2.02 Responsibility rests initially with Airservices Australia. The incident is passed to AusSAR when the aircraft is believed to be lost, ditched or has crash-landed. AusSAR will locate a crashed aircraft and will coordinate the rescue response until the responsibility has been transferred to the Police Service. 2.03 At a Licensed Airport - Where an aircraft "emergency" (see definitions) occurs at or in the vicinity of a licensed airport, the local Airport Emergency Plan details the response management to the emergency. At these airports, the Western Australia Police is the controlling authority. 2.04 At remote locations, unmanned airports or landing grounds and in State waters - responsibility initially rests with AusSAR until control is handed over to the Western Australia Police. 2.05 For accidents offshore outside State limits - AusSAR is the coordinating authority and will request assistance from the WAPOL as required. 2.06 Suspected Terrorist Incident/Act – If an emergency is the result of a terrorist incident/act , or a suspected terrorist incident/act the National Counter Terrorist Plan (NCTP), handbook and associated Aviation Security Contingency arrangements are to be activated through the Police Forward Commander (PFC) and the Police Operations Centre (POC). WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 11 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Initial Response - All Aircraft Accidents 2.07 Where advice is received from the public of an aircraft crash and the location is known and immediately accessable, the Western Australia Police shall take timely action to resolve the situation as the authority responsible and take action to ensure positive transfer of responsibility from AusSAR. In all cases the first Police Officer on the scene will coordinate the initial response. Transferring overall Coordination Responsibility 2.08 Arrangements between the Commonwealth and the State provide that once the position of the crashed aircraft is known and the magnitude of the event requires the activation of this plan, the overall coordination responsibility will be transferred from AusSAR to the WAPOL with AusSAR providing continuing support as required. 2.09 Transfer of responsibility will take place after due discussion between AusSAR Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) and the Police Operations Center Communications Coordinator (POCCC). 2.10 Where required, AusSAR will continue to coordinate the search and initial rescue operation until the arrival of a Police Officer on the scene and then transfer the overall coordination of the ground search and rescue operation to the Western Australia Police. Emergencies involving Military Aircraft 2.11 Where an air crash involves military aircraft, the Commonwealth Government, through Headquarters Australian Theatre (HQAST), is responsible for the provision of SAR. The responsibility is exercised as follows: a. Air Force is responsible for the provision of SAR for all military aircraft, (including all Army and land based Navy helicopters) and visiting military aircraft, other than ship borne aircraft. b. Navy is responsible for the provision of SAR for all ship-borne aircraft and helicopters. 2.12 HQAST controls their own forces and may request assistance from the State for resources and support in accordance with this Plan. Commonwealth Assistance 2.13 When the total resources of the State cannot reasonably cope with the needs of the situation, assistance can be sought from the Australian Government through the activation of the Commonwealth Aviation Disaster Response Plan (CAVDISPLAN). 2.14 CAVDISPLAN provides the framework for addressing Australian Government support to the needs of a state, arising from an aviation disaster, which cannot be met from existing state resources. An important aspect of the CAVDISPLAN is the need for WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 12 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN consideration to be given to the international and political dimension of a major accident. Should such an event occur involving large numbers of passengers, the involvement of the Australian Government through various departments needs to be anticipated. When required, the Deputy Commissioner (Operations) will activate the CAVDISPLAN. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 13 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 3 CONCEPT OF OPERATION General 3.01 The concept of operations detailed below sets the parameters for the functioning of this plan. Arrangements relevant to the application of these concepts are detailed in Sections 4 and 5. Concept 3.02 The concept of this Plan is to employ and coordinate the resources of those State Government departments, authorities and agencies, together with resources available from private industry and volunteer groups, to ensure an appropriate response to, and recovery from an aircraft crash. 3.03 The concept is based on the execution of the following phases: a) Search Phase - 1) includes all efforts to locate the aircraft and respond with the necessary available SAR resources; and 2) includes the acceptance of responsibility for the emergency by either AusSAR or the WAPOL. b) Rescue Phase - 1) render the aircraft and site safe from fire and hazardous substances, including unexploded ordinance, to enable the rescue and removal of victims; 2) remove the victims to a safe area; 3) rescue the trapped victims; 4) the triage, treatment and evacuation of all casualties to hospital; 5) immediate welfare of uninjured victims; 6) the removal of the deceased (ideally after investigators have had an opportunity to examine undisturbed wreckage) ; and 7) preservation of evidence (wreckage should be moved as little as possible). WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 14 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN c) Initial Recovery Phase - includes, but is not limited to such actions as: 1) hospitalisation and treatment of injured; 2) identification and registration of victims, and reunification with relatives; 3) reconciliation and identification of the deceased; and 4) hand over of the incident to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB, or appropriate Military Authority). The above phases will be coordinated as detailed below: Search phase 3.04 Coordination of this SAR phase for all civil aircraft is the responsibility of AusSAR, until that responsibility is transferred to the WAPOL to coordinate the land search and rescue component. 3.05 In the case of a military aircraft responsibility for the coordination of SAR remains with the HQAST. Rescue and Initial Recovery phases: Civil Aircraft 3.06 The Police Incident Manager is to assume overall control and coordination of the response and initial recovery phase of an operation involving civil aircraft in accordance with this plan. Depending on the magnitude of the accident, the Incident Manager may be an Officer from either Local, District or State level. Rescue and Initial Recovery phases: Military Aircraft 3.07 The Police Incident Manager is to assume overall control and coordination of the initial response and recovery phase until the arrival of the Military Incident Site Commander. 3.08 After the transfer of responsibility from the Police Incident Manager to the Military Incident Site Commander has been completed, the Police Incident Manager shall remain at the Military Forward Command Post. The Military Incident Site Commander will request civilian support through the Police Incident Manager who will direct the appropriate agency. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 15 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN ****Warning to Emergency Service Personnel**** 3.09 The Incident Manager and all personnel involved in this phase should be made aware that damage to modern aircraft structures can produce toxic fumes and hazardous material such as: • airborne synthetic products similar in nature to asbestos fibres; • toxic chemicals which may be inhaled or affect the skin • potentially explosive devices such as oxygen bottles and high pressure tyres; and • pathogenic products. 3.10 In addition, military aircraft may be carrying unexploded munitions, explosive devices to jettison the canopy system and rocket-powered ejection seats. 3.11 Only those persons considered essential to preserve life without endangering their own should enter the crash site without first ensuring that all appropriate precautions are taken. 3.12 If in doubt remain clear of the wreckage. 3.13 Seek advice from ATSB 1800 011 034 (civil aircraft), or DFS- ADF 0410 626 357 (Military aircraft). WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 16 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 4 ORGANISATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES General 4.01 The emergency management concept to cope with an air crash emergency is based on the following: a. A Hazard Management Agency with overall responsibility for the development of arrangements and management of operations; b. An operational management structure at Local, District and State level to physically manage the operation; and c. Combat and Support organisations to assist with search and rescue operations. Hazard Management Agency 4.02 The Western Australia Police as the HMA is responsible for ensuring that any search and rescue operation, for which the State is responsible, is initiated promptly and executed with effective use of all available resources until the rescue is affected or there is no reasonable possibility of success. In order to discharge this responsibility the WAPOL will put in place an operational structure appropriate to the nature and level of the event. The WAPOL uses the Planning and Command system of control and coordination whilst being mindful of the Incident Control System as used by some other emergency services. Operational Response Structure - Control and Coordination 4.03 In order to manage the overall response to the rescue and initial recovery from an aircraft crash emergency, the HMA shall put in place an operational structure based on the following: a. State Air Crash Operations Manager b. Air Crash Operations Area Manager c. Incident Manager (Field Controller) d. Emergency Coordinators at State, District and Local level as required e. Combat Agencies and Support Organisations f. Liaison Officers WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 17 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN State Air Crash Operations Manager 4.05 The State Air Crash Operations Manager is the Deputy Commissioner of the WAPOL appointed when the magnitude of the accident is such that State level support is required. The State Air Crash Operations Manager is responsible for: a) Direction and coordination of the emergency response and initial recovery measures at State level; b) Establishing the State Emergency Coordination Group if required c) Ensuring appropriate State Emergency Management "Hazard" and "Support” Plans are activated. d) Activation of CADVISPLAN to ensure Commonwealth support will be available and communications are established and maintained with relevant Australian Government departments. Air Crash Operations Area Manager 4.06 The Air Crash Operations Manager is the relevant District Superintendent or delegate. The officer is responsible for the control and coordination of the rescue and the initial recovery phase operations at the scene. 4.07 Duties may include but are not restricted to: General: a. Notification to Combat and Supporting agencies; b. Appoint an Incident Manager (Field Controller) c. Convene the Operations Area Management Group if required d. Establish and staff an Air Crash Operations Centre at a suitable location; e. Account for persons on board the aircraft and liaise with the Forensic Division for Disaster Victim Registration and Identification purposes; f. Ensure the orderly evacuation of uninjured survivors to a safe and secure area where the State Welfare Coordinator can assume responsibility for their management; g. Assist where required to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place for the transportation of the injured; h. Assist ATSB personnel with their investigations. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 18 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN For a crash in W.A waters: a. In accordance with the National SAR Manual Arrangements, liaise with AUSSAR b. When the impact site is within the limits of the State, arrange a mutually agreed time to assume control; and c. Ensure the Water Police Coordination Centre (WPCC) has been advised and that the State Marine Search and Rescue Plan has been activated to assist with the maritime rescue. Note: For a crash off the coast beyond the state limit, AusSAR will retain coordination responsibility For a crash in remote areas: - In addition to the above a. Establish and operate a Forward Support Base as close as practicable to the impact site. Incident Manager (Field Controller) 4.08 The Incident Manager is a Police Officer appointed by the District Superintendent to control and coordinate the on scene rescue and initial recovery operations. 4.09 The duties of the Incident Manager include the following: a. activating the Incident Management Group b. providing overall control and coordination of all agencies on site; c. executing the rescue plans; d. Establishing and maintaining secure perimeters around the impact site(s) to protect the site, the wreckage, victims, cargo and personal effects, and to permit the other agencies to work unobstructed in the performance of their specified duties. e. modifying plans as necessary to cope with changed conditions and developments on the scene, and f. submitting regular Situation Reports to the Air Crash Operations Manager, including: • number of survivors rescued • requirements for resources • pertinent new developments • recommendations for future action plans WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 19 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Emergency Coordinator 4.10 Emergency Coordinators are appointed from within the Western Australia Police at Local, District and State level with responsibility for overall coordination of emergency management arrangements in their respective areas. One of their functions is to ensure the effective coordination of resources and/or services. At State level the Emergency Coordinator is the Commissioner of Police. Combat Agencies and Support Organisations. 4.11 The Plan relies on the deployment of resources and personnel from State and Commonwealth agencies for the response arrangements to an air crash emergency. 4.12 The Plan is based on the assumption that each agency with a statutory responsibility has in place appropriate supporting operational procedures/plans which detail that agency's response arrangements in accordance with this Plan. 4.13 Combat Agency Commanders and Support Organisation Coordinators are responsible for the planning, command, coordination and conduct of emergency response and initial recovery operations undertaken by their respective agency. 4.14 The roles and responsibilities of participating agencies are detailed in Appendix 3 The capability and commitment of each Local Government to undertake the tasks and meet the responsibilities identified in this State Plan should be confirmed by the Hazard Management Agency and detailed in the Local Hazard Emergency Plan and/or Local Emergency Management Arrangements. This will ensure the varying capabilities of individual Local Governments are recognised and agreed to by all parties. Liaison Officers 4.15 Participating combat and support agencies are required to provide a Liaison Officer at the Police Air Crash Operations Centre at the appropriate levels of the coordination and control structure. This Liaison Officer must be of sufficient level and status to assist the respective Emergency Coordinator or Operations Manager with the decision making process. 4.16 Liaison Officers therefore require a thorough knowledge and understanding of their organisation's role and responsibilities, operational plans and procedures, resources, communication channels and contact details. 4.17 Where the Liaison Officer is unable to attend the Police Air Crash Operations Centre, arrangements need to be made to ensure communications between the Centre and the Officer are established. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 20 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Public Information 4.18 The WAPOL as the HMA is responsible for the provision of media management and public information. 4.19 Participating organisations and support agencies should only release information which specifically relates to the functions of that organisation. 4.20 The WAPOL at all times retains the responsibility for the control of the release of information regarding victim identities. Financial matters 4.21 Financial arrangements are in accordance with SEMC Policy Statement 13, that is, costs associated with the response shall be met by each individual agency, providing such costs are related to the provision of services and resources which form part of that agency’s function. 4.22 Where costs are incurred in delivering services or resources at the request of the WAPOL, which are not part of that agency’s core function and there are no prior agreements as to funding responsibilities, then such cost shall be met by the WAPOL. 4.23 Where an organisation’s resources are inadequate and external assistance need to be acquired, authorization from the Air Crash Operations Area Manager shall be obtained prior to incurring expenditure. State Emergency Management Support Plans 4.24 This Plan may require the activation of all or some of the following State Emergency Management Support Plans: • WESTPLAN - HEALTH • WESTPLAN - WELFARE • WESTPLAN - PUBLIC INFORMATION • WESTPLAN - REGISTRATION & INQUIRY • WESTPLAN - RECOVERY Commonwealth Government Response Plan 4.25 In addition to the above State Plans, the Commonwealth Government Aviation Disaster Response Plan (CADVISPLAN) may require to be activated. 4.26 Suspected Terrorist Incident/Act – If an emergency is the result of a terrorist incident/act , or a suspected terrorist incident/act the National Counter Terrorist Plan (NCTP), handbook and associated Aviation Security Contingency arrangements are to be activated through the Police Forward Commander (PFC) and the Police Operations Centre (POC). WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 21 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 5 OPERATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS General 5.01 The response to an aircraft crash shall be based on the principle of the graduated response, i.e. activation of local Air Crash Plans and deployment of resources first, followed by District and if necessary State support. 5.02 The activation procedures detailed herein relate to state level arrangements only. Activation 5.03 This Plan will be activated when either: a) An aircraft crash has occurred and the Local and District response requirements have escalated to such an extent that State level support is required, or b) Advice is received that an aircraft crash has occurred or, is likely to occur and the magnitude of the emergency dictates the immediate requirement for State support. Note: If the Crash occurs at a Licensed Airport, then the Airport Emergency Plan for that location shall take precedence. Advice and Notification 5.04 Advice that an aircraft emergency has, or is likely to occur will be received by, or directed to the Police Communications Centre. The Duty Inspector will advise the Duty Executive Officer who will assess the situation, activate this Plan and direct key personnel of participating agencies to be notified. The notification sequence is depicted in APPENDIX 1. Stages of Activation 5.05 The Plan can be activated in stages, should the situation allow this. In many cases, however, an air crash emergency will be an impact event, in which case the stages will be condensed and activated concurrently. 5.06 A response and activation sequence is depicted in the chart at APPENDIX 2. 5.07 The action required for each stage of activation is detailed in Section 7: Operational Sequence Guide. 5.08 The four stages of activation used in this Plan are: Alert, Stand By, Call Out and Stand Down. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 22 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN 5.09 The following actions take place during these stages: Alert: Heads or Liaison Officers of participating combat agencies are briefed on the situation. No further action is required. Stand By: The situation has deteriorated and combat agencies may be required to attend. Heads or Liaison Officers are updated and brief their own personnel. Call Out: A crash has occurred or is imminent and combat agencies are requested to dispatch their personnel. Stand Down: Rescue actions have been completed and agencies are stood down. Differences in terminology: Emergency status classification 5.10 AUSSAR and the WAPOL have adopted different classifications to indicate the various stages of mobilisation as described below. The Officer receiving the warning from AUSSAR shall apply the terminology used by the WAPOL and other emergency services. AUSSAR Police and Emergency Services Uncertainty Phase (INCERFA): ALERT assigned any time doubt exists as to the safety of an aircraft because of lack of information concerning progress or position. The key word is doubt. Alert Phase (ALERFA) STAND BY assigned any time apprehension exists for the safety of an aircraft because of definite information that serious difficulties exist which does not amount to distress, or because of a continued lack of information concerning progress or position. The key word is apprehension. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 23 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN AUSSAR Police and Emergency Services Distress Phase (DETRESFA) CALL OUT declared when immediate assistance is required by an aircraft threatened by grave or imminent danger or because of a continued lack of information concerning progress or position. The key words are “grave or imminent danger” and “immediate assistance required". CRASH self evident situation where an aircraft is seen to CALL OUT crash or is about to crash For use at airports: Full Emergency declared when it is known that an aircraft CALL OUT approaching the airport is, or is suspected to be, in such trouble that there is danger of an accident and requiring the response from off-airport agencies. Notification of Completion STAND DOWN Activation at District and Local Level 5.11 The activation procedures, warning stages and sequence of actions contained in this document are to be applied at District and Local levels through the development of air crash emergency response procedures as discussed in Section 8. Operational Facilities 5.12 Air Crash Operations Centres shall be established at each level of the operational management structure to facilitate the control and coordination of an air crash emergency. 5.13 The State Air Crash Operations Centre is located at the Police Operations Centre, Clayton Street, Midland. 5.14 Both the State Emergency Coordinator and the State Air Crash Operations Manager will be located at this facility. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 24 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN 5.15 Members of the State Emergency Coordination Group will establish at a location dictated by the situation and location, determined in consultation with the State Air Crash Operations Manager. 5.16 At a District and Local level the Air Crash Operations Centres will be established at a location dictated by the situation and location of the crash site. 5.17 The Operations Area Management Group, when convened, will be located at the District Air Crash Operation Centre. 5.18 The Incident Manager, Local Emergency Coordinator, Combat Agency Commanders and Support Organisation Coordinators and Liaison Officers will be located at the Forward Air Crash Operations Centre located at or near the scene. Debriefing 5.19 At an appropriate time after the conclusion of any operation requiring the activation of these arrangements, the State Air Crash Operations Manager will arrange a debriefing of all agencies involved in the activities. Post Operations Report 5.20 Each organisation or agency involved in an air crash response shall, on request from the State Air Crash Operations Manager, provide a written report. 5.21 The State Air Crash Operations Manager shall arrange for a post operations report, based on such reports submitted by participating organisations, to be forwarded to the SEMC. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 25 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 6 REMOTE AREA OPERATIONS General 6.01 Where an emergency occurs in a remote or isolated area, a Forward Support Base may need to be established to ensure that additional personnel, resources and facilities are available to support the operations. Such a base should be established close to the accident site and where possible should make use of existing facilities. Forward Support Base 6.02 When established, the Forward Support Base shall be the entry and exit point to the emergency site. Depending on the location, magnitude and duration of the emergency, the Forward Support Base should ideally have or be able to accommodate the following: • Base Headquarters with reliable communications capability and basic administration needs for both the Forward Support Base Commander and other agency Commanders/Coordinators to support the Hazard Management Agency; • Casualty Holding area for those survivors with less severe injuries; • Safe holding area for the provision of basic welfare needs for the non injured and "walking wounded" prior to transportation from the air crash locality; • Accommodation, catering, sanitation and other welfare needs for the responding personnel; • Assembly area large enough to accommodate the equipment, personnel and supplies prior to their deployment to the accident site; • Media Information Centre; • Temporary morgue facilities; • Safe storage area for fuel, general stores and provisions, together with distribution capabilities; and • Airfield or helipad. Forward Support Base Commander 6.03 The Forward Support Base Commander is appointed by the District Air Crash Operations Manager. Responsibilities of the Support Base Commander include: • overall management and control of the Forward Support Base; • registration of victims and survivors, including details of their transport destination; • maintaining close contact with the Air Crash Operations Manager and the Incident Manager; • coordinating the supply of resources requested by the Incident Manager from the Base to the emergency site; and • controlling the movement in and out of the emergency area WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 26 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Medical Response 6.04 On receipt of advice that an emergency resulting from an aircraft crash in a remote or isolated area of the State has occurred and mass casualties may be involved, WESTPLAN - HEALTH shall be activated at State level as a matter of urgency. 6.05 The first emergency service responder to the site shall undertake an initial assessment, and report the findings to the Incident Manager who will, in accordance with WESTPLAN - HEALTH, notify the State Health Coordinator Transport - Medical 6.06 The initial transport of medical resources and personnel will be coordinated at local and district level where possible. Transport requirements over and above what is available locally may be obtained through the State Health Coordinator who shall contact the State Air Crash Operations Manager for further resources. Transport - General 6.07 Transport requirements for the evacuation of injured and non injured survivors from the emergency site and the transportation of emergency services responders, requires close liaison between the Health Coordinator, Welfare Coordinator, State and District Air Crash Operations Area Managers and may involve the use of aircraft from the Police Air Support Unit, RFDS, Military, Airline, Charter Companies or other, both land and aviation, resources as available or required. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 27 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 7 OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE GUIDE. Situation Serial Organisation/ Action ALERT 1.1 POLICE HEADQUARTERS On receipt of advice that a. The Police Operations Centre doubt exist as to the Communications Controller (POCCC) alerts safety of an aircraft the Police District and Local Police Officer. b. The POCCC briefs participating agencies on the situation as required. OTHERS 1.2 a. Police District/Local Officer briefs local Liaison Officers of participating Combat agencies. No further action required. STAND BY 2.1 POLICE HEADQUARTERS On receipt of advice that a. District and Local Police Officers are apprehension exists for advised. the safety of an aircraft. b. Police Air Crash Operations Centre is prepared for staffing. c. Agencies are placed on standby by the POCCC as required. 2.2 OTHERS a. Participating Combat Agencies place own personnel on stand-by. b. Police District/Local Officer activates district or local procedures. c. Police District Air Crash Operations Centre is prepared for staffing. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 28 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN CALL OUT 3.1 POLICE HEADQUARTERS Advice received that an a. POCCC advises the Executive Officer. aircraft has crashed and b. Executive Officer assesses the situation and State Level support is requests appropriate Agencies and Liaison requested. Officers to proceed to the Police Air Crash Operations Centre. c. The State Air Crash Operations Centre is activated. d. Police District Officer is advised. e. Executive Officer advises the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner who assumes the role of State Air Crash Operations Manager. f. The State Air Crash Operations Manager monitors the adequacy of the resources required to cope with the incident. g. State Support Plans are activated as required. 3.2 OTHERS a. Participating organisations call-out and dispatch Combat Units to the crash site. b. Liaison Officers of participating organisations proceed to the Police Air Crash Operations Centre when requested. c. Supporting Plans are activated d. Rescue operations and activities are controlled and coordinated in accordance with District and Local Emergency Plans and Combat Agency's SOP's. STAND DOWN 4.1 POLICE HEADQUARTERS On completion of rescue a. Participating agencies are informed by activities the State Air Crash Operations Manager. b. Activities associated with security, investigation and public information continue. OTHERS 4.2 a. Organisations are stood down in accordance with relevant procedures for each organisation. b. Activities in accordance with associated plans (e.g. Welfare) continue. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 29 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN PART 8 LOCAL AIR CRASH PLANS General 8.01 The previous parts of this document detail the response arrangements for an air crash where Local and District resources are insufficient to cope with the emergency, and where State resources and assistance are required. Fortunately, an air crash is a rare occurrence and often of a scale that can be handled by local Police and emergency services. Planning for an Air Crash 8.02 It is therefore vital that the local Police Service, assisted by the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC), prepares an Air Crash Plan to respond to such an emergency within their area of responsibility. Two examples of an aircraft emergency plan, namely: 1 “Air Crash Plan” 2. “Airport Emergency Plan (AEP)” are available for downloading by Police Officers on the Police Intranet site under: Traffic & Operations Support/Emergency Operations/Downloads for the use of the LEMC if required. 8.03 The "Air Crash Plan" has been prepared to meet the requirements for an air crash at: - unattended airport, or - within a district. The "Airport Emergency Plan" (AEP) has been prepared to meet specific needs at certain airports. Some towns have an airport with permanent tenants such as an Air Charter Company or Flying School with regular flying operations. Often these airports are maintained by the Shire and inspected or attended to each day. Because of the higher number of aircraft movements, combined with the available airport facilities and personnel, this Airport Emergency Plan detailing the role and responsibilities of all personnel involved has been developed. 8.04 This "Airport Emergency Plan” is to be activated when a crash occurs at such an airport. 8.05 Where an "Airport Emergency Plan" plan has been prepared, an "Air Crash Plan" will still be required to cover an air crash away from the airport. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 30 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN 8.06 Both example plans contain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for local emergency services. These procedures will need to be agreed to by all agencies involved and may need amending according to the resources available at each location. 8.07 Where further resources are available but not mentioned in these plans, such as those from industry or government instrumentalities capable and willing to assist, their SOP’s need to be prepared and included in Section 5 of the plan. 8.08 The capability and the commitment of each Local Government to undertake the tasks and meet the responsibilities identified in this State Plan should be confirmed by the Hazard Management Agency and detailed in the Local Hazard Emergency Plan and/or Local Emergency Management Arrangements. This will ensure the varying capabilities of individual Local Governments are recognised and agreed to by all parties. 8.09 At locations where there is a licensed airport, the airport operator will have an Airport Emergency Plan prepared as part of the licensing requirements. 8.10 The Airport Emergency Plans for these airports will (or should) have been developed taking into account additional emergencies such as Building Fires, Hazardous Materials and where required under airport licensing arrangements, Unlawful Seizure and Bomb Threat. 8.11 The format of the plans for licensed airports is similar to the Airport Emergency Plan. Where it is necessary to review or update an existing plan, the example may be used as a guide. 8.12 Licensed airports within Western Australia are: Albany Argyle Balgo Hill Barrow Island Broome Carnarvon Cue Derby/Curtin Esperance Fitzroy Crossing Geraldton Halls Creek Jandakot Kalgoorlie Kalumburu Karratha Kununurra Laverton Learmonth Leinster Leonora Meekatharra Mount Magnet Newman Onslow Paraburdoo Perth Port Hedland Rottnest Island Shark Bay Telfer Wiluna Wyndham WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 31 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN APPENDIX 1 NOTIFICATION CHART Advice of Aircraft Crash District or Local AUSSAR Police Officer Police Communications Centre for military aircraft crash advise: SAR Officer Pearce or Directorate of Flying Safety- Australian Defence Force Police Executive Officer for civil aircraft: Executive Officer assesses the situation and if ATSB activation of this Plan is requested or required, notifies as the situation dictates: Commissioner of Police Deputy Commissioner State Health Coordinator State Welfare Coordinator Dept. of Transport Liaison officer Airline Representative or Secretary Airlines Operating Committee Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 32 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN APPENDIX 2 AIR CRASH RESPONSE AND ACTIVATION FLOW CHART Advice of Aircraft Crash Emergency Services Police Communications Centre or Local Police Officer to attend End liaise with Airservices Australia Assistance Required? NO End YES District Police Officer Police Fire & Rescue Service Health -District Coordinator - Ambulance Service - RFDS Can District Emergency - Hospital Services cope? YES Welfare- Local Coordinator State Emergency Service NO Local Government Airline Police Operations Centre Coordinator Executive Officer State Air Crash Operations Manager State Health Coordinator State Welfare Coordinator AUSSAR Police Media Liaison Officer Airline Liaison Officer Can State Services ATSB cope? YES Others including NCTP activation as required NO State Emergency Coordinator Commonwealth Assistance WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 33 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN APPENDIX 3 SCHEMATIC CRASH SITE LAYOUT Wind Direction Combat Area to Welfare Centre Control Area Victims to Hospital Triage and Forward Control Centre Casualty Clearing Police Incident Manager, Area Liaison Officers and Commanders Liaison Officers: Command Posts ATSB Airline Fire and Rescue Service Police Medical/Ambulance Service SES Police Media Fire and others as required Rescue SES ASSEMBLY AREA WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 34 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN APPENDIX 4 RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS Organisation Responsibilities WESTERN • Establish and operate the Police Air Crash Operations Centre. AUSTRALIA POLICE • Advise all departments, agencies and organisations involved in the response to an emergency. • Establish the operational structure, including the appointment of Air Crash Operations Managers at State and District levels and the Incident Manager. • Establish a Field Control Centre, and a Control and Combat area in consultation with the Combat agency. • Exercise control over the emergency site and immediate area in order to provide an environment in which responding emergency services can operate. • Coordinate the activities of all responding services and agencies. • Forward a copy of the passenger and cargo manifest received from the Airline Company to the Air Crash Operations Manager and the Welfare Liaison Officer. • Ensure that responding services and agencies receive required resources and that their operational needs are met. • Establish an information centre, issue media releases and provide media liaison. • Preserve the scene as far as possible to prevent the loss of evidence in order to assist the subsequent investigation of any crime or technical or human failure. AIRLINE • Provide a Liaison Officer to the State and District Air Crash Operations COMPANY Manager and the Forward Controller. • Provide a passenger and cargo manifest to Coordinators and Controller. • Assist the Welfare Coordinator with the provision of welfare for the survivors, family and relatives of passengers involved in the crash. • Provide transport for, accommodate and take care of uninjured passenger on request from the Welfare Coordinator. • Provide support to friends and relatives of passengers involved in the crash including transport, accommodation and assistance with reunification. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 35 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN AUSSAR • Provide immediate advice to the WAPOL when an emergency is observed or has occurred. • Arrange for the transfer of overall coordination responsibility to WAPOL for the rescue operation, once AusSAR have located the crash site. Transfer will only take place when WAPOL have arrived on the ground at the crash site and appropriate communications are established. • Provide information on the location of the emergency site, the estimated number of persons on board, the nature of any dangerous cargo and the action taken to provide assistance. • Provide air transport for the first responders to the emergency site if required. • Assist with the provision of air transport for emergency responders, survivors and casualties FIRE AND Fire and Rescue Service EMERGENCY SERVICES • Provide liaison officers to the HMA as required. AUTHORITY • Establish forward control point and define combat zones. • Provide Hazmat response, chemical detection capability and specialist advice on issues relating to hazardous materials including chemicals, airborne contaminants and decontamination requirements. • Provide fire fighting suppression response capabilities. • Provide rescue response and advice on issues relating to rescue. • Inform the Incident Manager when the combat zones are safe. State Emergency Service • Provide human and physical resources. • Assist with the extrication of trapped victims • Provide communications for remote area operations. • Provide a Liaison Officer to the Police Emergency Coordination Centre. Bush Fire Service • Provide liaison officers to the HMA as required. • Establish forward control point and define combat zones. • Provide rescue and fire fighting response. • Advise the Forward Incident Manager when the combat zone is safe. DEPARTMENT • Provide and operate Welfare Centres near the emergency site and at FOR other locations where required. COMMUNITY • Provide services, which ensure that victims of an air crash receive DEVELOPMENT personal support to cope with the affects of the emergency. • Arrange for a State Central Registry and Inquiry Centre to be established. • Provide a Liaison Officer to the Police Emergency Coordination Centre. • Provide personal support to families and relatives of passengers involved in the crash. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 36 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN DEPARTMENT • Coordinate the provision of acute medical response to the emergency OF HEALTH site. • Coordinate the transport of medical staff/teams to the emergency site. • Coordinate the triage of injured persons at the emergency site. • Coordinate the medical evacuation of severely injured persons to major medical centres in rural areas or the Perth Metropolitan Area as appropriate. • Coordinate the public health response to minimise ongoing environmental and public health risks. • Assist welfare agencies in crisis counseling and critical stress management Specific Health Agency Functions Hospitals Within the limits of their individual range of services and capabilities; • Provide medical staff and nursing personnel to attend the emergency site. • Provide acute medical care and triage of injured persons. • Provide medical, nursing and medical support staff and services at receiving hospitals and/or supplement rural based hospital staffing levels and capabilities. St. John Ambulance Australia, W.A. Ambulance Service Inc. • As part of the call out procedure, notify hospitals and the Health Department of the incident; • Provide and coordinate road ambulance responses to emergencies; • In conjunction with the Field Medical Coordinator manage the emergency site; • Provide primary triage and treatment at the emergency site; • Transport medical and nursing personnel to the emergency site; and • Manage and transport casualties Royal Flying Doctor Service • Provide and coordinate air ambulance responses to emergencies; • In conjunction with the Field Medical Coordinator manage the emergency site; • Provide primary triage and treatment at the emergency site; • Provide and/or transport medical and nursing personnel to the emergency site; and • Manage and transport casualties. Australian Red Cross Blood Service • Provide blood and blood products; and • Provide specialist consultation on transfusion medicine. WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 37 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Public Health/Environmental Health Officers These services may be provided by Health Department of W.A. Officers or by Environmental Health Officers from Local Government. • Advise, and monitor the collection, collation, interpretation of and to provide information on public/ environmental health issues so as to minimise the risk of infection, disease outbreak, or public health risk associated with hazardous materials and toxic emissions. • More specifically, to give direction in the following areas: sanitation and refuse food and water safety vector and vermin control Toxic emissions Radio active materials SECRETARY, AIRLINE • Provide contact details of the liaison officer of the Airline involved in the OPERATORS accident to the Police Operations Center Coordinator COMMITTEE WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 38 of 39 STATE AIR CRASH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN APPENDIX 5 KEY PERSONNEL CONTACT DETAILS Organisation Contact Location Contact details Airlines Operators Secretary Perth 9450 4602 Committee Mr. P Cooney 0409 080 917 AUSSAR Search and Rescue Canberra 1800 815 257 Officer (SARMC) Australian Transport Investigator Perth 1800 011 034 Safety Bureau Directorate of Flying Investigator Canberra 0410 626 357 Safety – ADF Dept for Community Emergency Service Perth 9277 0366 (W) 0418 943 835 or Development Coordinator Crisis Care Unit 1800 199 008 Dept of Health Executive Officer Perth 9222 2282 (W) 0428 956 077 Emergency Management Fire and Emergency Operations Centre Perth 9323 9496, 1800 198140 Service Authority Duty Officer. For SES, Fire & Rescue, Bush Fire Emergency National Emergency Canberra 02 6257 6031 (24 hrs) Management Australia Management Coordination Centre 02 6257 1490 Facsimile RAAF Search And Rescue Pearce 9571 7111 (pager: Pearce SARO) Officer RAAF HQ Air Command Sydney 02 4737 7111 Navy Maritime HQ Sydney 02 9359 4100 State Emergency Duty Officer FESA Perth 9323 9496, 1800 198140 Service Operations Centre Western Australia Police Operations Centre Perth 9374 4025 Police Coordinator WESTPLAN – AIR CRASH (AL3 – September 2005) Page 39 of 39