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Evidence to support incident management team capability


Owen, C and Hayes, P and Brooks, B and Scott, C and Conway, G, Evidence to support incident management team capability, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 33, (3) pp. 44-49. ISSN 1324-1540 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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In 2015, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) commissioned a review of the evidence base to establish the rationale for capabilities central to effective incident management. The review focused on the capabilities required for senior AIIMS Level 31 Incident Management Team roles. Results were used to inform standards for the AFAC Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme. The review considered the human factors and emergency management literature as well as research conducted through the Bushfire CRC. Analysis and synthesis of the evidence identified three broad capabilities, each with three sub-capabilities important in incident management. The three categories were to model leadership and teamwork, to think and plan strategically and demonstrate self-awareness. This article outlines the evidence base and the capabilities developed through this review and contributes to the evidence base for incident management capability. Guidance on what will be needed in continuing professional development program is provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:research utilization/utilization, learning, emergency services organizations, evidence-informed practice, socially interactive organizational model, communities-of-practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Professional education and training
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
UTAS Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
ID Code:150720
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-25
Last Modified:2022-06-27

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