All education and care services in Victoria are required to have an up-to-date Emergency Management Plan (EMP) (referred to as emergency and evacuation policy and procedures under the National Regulations) to ensure the safety of their service community in the event an incident occurs.
The Department has developed a range of resources to assist education and care services in developing their EMP and, where relevant, their bushfire preparedness. The template is not mandatory, but if you have developed a plan you should review this template to ensure you have adequately addressed all potential risks.
All education and care services listed on the Department’s Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR) are required as a condition of their service approval to submit their EMP to their regional office.
The Department encourages all education and care services to utilise the resources and regularly review their emergency management plans to ensure the ongoing safety of your service community.
A number of short video tutorials are available to assist with developing area maps, evacuation diagrams and communication trees within the Emergency Management Plan template document. The tutorials demonstrate simple steps to use MS PowerPoint and MS Word to produce these items.
This eLearning PowerPoint presentation (pps - 4.7mb) provides information about Emergency Management Plans and how to develop them.
These sample EM Plans illustrate typical EM Plan content: