B.2 Performance Analysis – Output 4.1 Emergency Services

Output Description

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is responsible for the following emergency management strategies in supporting the ACT community and
fulfilling its responsibilities under the Emergencies Act 2004:

  • Prevention and Mitigation: Emergency prevention and mitigation measures are aimed to decrease or eliminate impacts on the ACT community and environment
  • Preparedness: Emergency preparedness measures ensure that in the event of emergency, communities, resources, and services can manage the impact
  • Response: Response strategies and services are in place to control, and reduce consequences of emergencies, and
  • Recovery: Recovery strategies are aimed to return the ACT community and ESA to a state of preparedness after an emergency situation.

The ESA comprises four operational services: ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS), ACT Fire and Rescue Service (ACTF&R), ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) and ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES).

These operational services are supported by the ESA support capabilities and enabling services and comprise:

  • ESA Commissioner's Office: Executive Support and Governance, Public Information and Engagement, Agency Collaboration and Governance
  • Capability Support and Coordination: ESA Fleet, ESA Procurement, ESA Resource Centre, ESA Project Management and ESA Workshop
  • People, Culture and Training: ESA Training, ESA Workforce Planning, ESA Welfare Programs, ACTAS Clinical Education
  • Risk and Planning: ESA Spatial and Digital Services, Emergency Management, Community Resilience
  • ESA Triple Zero Communications Centre (ComCen)

ESA Finance: Finance and Budgets, Performance and Data Management, ESA Capital Works (formerly the ESA Station and Upgrade Program)