As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
Supported by an extensive network of over 32,000 volunteers and 1076 career firefighters FESA works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.
FESA’s Volunteer Portal contains a range of information for volunteers on topics such as
- training courses and pathways
- awards, rewards and recognition
- FESA policies and guidelines
- FESA circulars and announcements
It also hosts the Portal2Progress, a tool for volunteers to have their say on the future of FESA, contribute your bright ideas and comment on the contributions of others.
Emergency Management Western Australia (EMWA) is a division of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA). EMWA provides whole of government emergency management (EM) services and is working to enhance the safety of communities across WA through a significantly improved EM capability. The strategic direction of EMWA is to develop and improve the State’s EM arrangements – through capacity building, advisory and support services. Capacity building consists of activities or services aimed at improving the EM capability of an individual, organisation or community and includes:
- Policy and planning;
- Ongoing engagement of key stakeholders in respect of the Emergency Management Act 2005 and related matters;
- Training and development;
- Facilitation of community-centred emergency management, through direct assistance to local governments and local emergency management committees;
- State mitigation initiatives; and
- Natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements.
The EMWA Extranet has been developed by EMWA to assist emergency management practitioners in their daily business. Amongst other things, it provides an on-line resource of relevant material in the way of a document library, work spaces for individual committees and access to policies, procedures, guides and forms from the State Emergency Management Committee and EMWA. It also provides facilities for all level of committees to prepare and submit their annual business plans and annual reports.
This website provides the key online access point for emergency management information from the Australian Government.